JPG MEET-UP IN OLD ARIZONA – Saguaro National Park

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UploadedNovember 11, 2011
TakenNovember 3, 2011
ModelCanon PowerShot SX30 IS
Exposure1/800 sec at f/4
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Focal Length4.3 mm
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[November 2 – 9, 2011]

Twenty-three of us met in Arizona for a week of sightseeing and picture taking. We could not have had a better hostess than Mary Brown.

On our first full day, we drove to Tucson and stopped at a number of sites, among them the Western Unit of Saguaro National Park.

This photo is taken from the Park’s Visitors’ Center. The Saguaro cactus is an iconic object of Western art, movies, and folklore. It grows to heights of fifty feet or more and lives as long as 150 years or more.

It was the start of an awesome seven days.

It is good to be back. I look forward to having a look at your pictures. It will take me a few days.

As always, thanks for stopping by!

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  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (10 Nov 2011):

    Gorgeous shot there! And what a fantastic time we had!!!!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (10 Nov 2011):

    wonderful photo Richard. love the shadows!

  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton   gave props (10 Nov 2011):

    An awesome shot of such a beautiful place- So glad to have been a part of this awesome meet-up!

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (10 Nov 2011):

    Love how you framed this beautiful view.. great shot!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (10 Nov 2011):

    It is good to see you back, Richard...I am glad you all had a wonderful time at the meet up...Great shot!

  • daniele castellucchio

    daniele castellucchio gave props (10 Nov 2011):

    very nice!

  • MªTeresa Barreda Royo

    MªTeresa Barreda Royo gave props (10 Nov 2011):

    PRECIOSA !!!!!

  • Carol Holmes

    Carol Holmes gave props (11 Nov 2011):

    The framing of the landing you are standing on, makes it seem you are looking at a panorama image, great framing, beautiful image!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (11 Nov 2011):

    Well done, Dick! Love that blue sky too. I think I was standing right beside you on this shot. Mine is just like it.

  • Lori Reece

    Lori Reece said (11 Nov 2011):

    I was amazed at how beautiful Arizona is! I really thought it would be flat and desolate. I'm glad I was wrong! It was a wonderful trip and I'm sad that it's over! I hope you got a good sunrise picture at the Grand Canyon!

    Yes, Mary was an excellent hostess. It will be hard to top the Arizona trip! You also contributed a great deal to the success of our meet-up! If it wasn't for you, we'd still be circling around the park near the Botanical Gardens! Thank you Dick!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (11 Nov 2011):

    Great to see you back, can't wait to see more of your images and your narrative, this one is great !

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (11 Nov 2011):

    A most excellent meet-up.

  • Nancy Richard

    Nancy Richard gave props (11 Nov 2011):

    Welcome back! I am loving all your photos!!!

  • Maurie A

    Maurie A gave props (11 Nov 2011):

    Beautifully framed......... can't wait to see and hear more ;~)

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (11 Nov 2011):

    Very nicely composed shot, Richard. I love the nice, rich colors, and the shadows on the ground. You did a marvelous job....and I for one am so glad you are back!!!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (11 Nov 2011):

    Oh yeah, Dix is back! I'm so glad that I finally met you and the others. It was a fantastic, memorable and unforgettable week! It was a family reunion I should say. You and Mary did make this a moment happened to remember! When is the next one?

  • Carl Kuntze

    Carl Kuntze gave props (11 Nov 2011):

    Exquisite composition. Encroaching modernity upon primitive beauty.

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (11 Nov 2011):

    and of course your first post is a fave image! Love the lines and the shadows! I'm back to work and had not really process all the photos I took! Looking forward and excited to see them all!

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster   gave props (11 Nov 2011):

    Exceptional imagery, Sir R....! :)

  • Iztok Urh

    Iztok Urh gave props (11 Nov 2011):

    Beautiful shot!!

  • Paperini Renato

    Paperini Renato gave props (11 Nov 2011):

    A truly unique and spectacular view of nature ì simple and beautiful together. Welcome back to JPG Dick, we really missed you.

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (11 Nov 2011):

    So glad you had the best time Richard. Good to have you back. Perfect framing of this iconic feature.

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (11 Nov 2011):

    sweet memories for sure! thanks Dick for all you did for all of us on this trip!

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (11 Nov 2011):

    WoW!!! fantastic shot!!!

  • Michelle Maxey

    Michelle Maxey gave props (11 Nov 2011):

    Wow great shot. I love the framing.

  • Brad Paro

    Brad Paro gave props (11 Nov 2011):

    Great shadows....I'm glad to hear you had a good time!

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (11 Nov 2011):

    What a fabulous day! I love the way you framed the view with the strong shadows. A truly beautiful shot, Dick! You are getting really good with your Powershot!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (12 Nov 2011):

    Beautifully composed, great lines and shadows, the framing is excellent (have I left anything out??) ☺ Your efforts in helping Mary bring this wonderful experience together are appreciated more than you'll ever know. What a fabulous time we had, and so many new experiences!! Thank you for all you did to make this a trip to remember!!

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (12 Nov 2011):

    framed so well, and the lines have variety-yet work so well together

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (13 Nov 2011):

    Excellent view!

  • Winky Vivas

    Winky Vivas (Deleted) said (14 Nov 2011):

    A beautiful image, Dick! I love the composition, lighting, and shadows. I am glad that you all had a wonderful time!

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi gave props (14 Nov 2011):

    The very new meets the very old. Well seen.

  • Zapata Juan P

    Zapata Juan P   gave props (14 Nov 2011):

    That place looks so great. Thanks for sharing

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (14 Nov 2011):

    A beautiful image, Dick. Love the perspective and those shadows! I'm so "HAPPY" everyone had such a great time☺. Congratulations Mary for organising such a great succes and the effort you made to host this wonderful event!

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (15 Nov 2011):

    Well seen and presented!

  • Steven Schutz

    Steven Schutz gave props (16 Nov 2011):

    I like this view as well as the lones of the shadows and the structure...very contrasting elements as well if one chooses to view this image in that manner...

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (16 Nov 2011):

    I will remember this trip with great fondness for the rest of my days. This is an awesome shot!! Great use of framing. I am going cactus shopping soon. LOL.

  • Niharika Sanyal

    Niharika Sanyal gave props (16 Nov 2011):

    nicely framed, i like the light and shadow!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (17 Nov 2011):

    So happy the meet-up was a smashing success. Still wishing I could have been there. This looks like a scene in a big wide movie screen. Love it!

  • Robert Duncan

    Robert Duncan   gave props (18 Nov 2011):

    great line study.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (18 Nov 2011):

    This is a beautiful photo, Dick!!! I will remember this awesome meet up for the rest of my life! Arizona is so beautiful, the JPGers at the meet up were awesome, we were all instantly friends with a wonderful bonding. It was special to me for our beautiful daughter to share this experience with me. Happy, happy times : )

  • Mary Brown

    Mary Brown gave props (19 Nov 2011):

    Dick, you're mastering your new camera! I love the way you've framed the cactus and mountains with the modern architecture. Well done.

  • Pete Jeffers

    Pete Jeffers gave props (20 Nov 2011):

    It was a great meet up as a first (for us), we are looking forward to coming to a lot more. This is a fantastic shot Dick.

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (21 Nov 2011):

    I am sure you had a nice time there at Arizona... Love the picture....

  • Jean Pierre Vacherot

    Jean Pierre Vacherot (Deleted) gave props (23 Nov 2011):

    Nice frame

  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever gave props (25 Nov 2011):

    Excellent capture!

  • Lanis Rossi

    Lanis Rossi gave props (29 Nov 2011):

    Well Done!

  • Ariani Utami

    Ariani Utami gave props (11 Feb 2012):

    a pretty lining by the shadow and crates a great landscape..

  • Michaela K.

    Michaela K. said (14 Feb 2012):

    perfect frame and shadows

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