Enjoy the Silence

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© Steven Maguire
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UploadedNovember 23, 2008
TakenJuly 27, 2008
ModelFinePix S9100
Exposure1/60 sec at f/8
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length6.8 mm
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Tucson, az. View from A-mountian.

136 responses

  • Stefanie Baltzell

    Stefanie Baltzell gave props (22 Nov 2008):

    Fabuous shot! Love the POV, the color, and of course the cactus!

  • Debby Adler

    Debby Adler gave props (22 Nov 2008):

    Woo hoo!! I am applauding.

  • Laurie Search

    Laurie Search gave props (22 Nov 2008):


  • Oregon Curly

    Oregon Curly (Deleted) gave props (22 Nov 2008):

    Wonderful composition and POV. A green oasis of silence and sanity overlooking the desert of civilization.

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (22 Nov 2008):

    Great shot!!! Love the composition!!!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (22 Nov 2008):

    WOW. Great shot.

  • Karen K Smith

    Karen K Smith gave props (22 Nov 2008):

    All of the above again!

  • Angelo Narciso

    Angelo Narciso gave props (22 Nov 2008):


  • Prasanna Kundu

    Prasanna Kundu gave props (22 Nov 2008):

    Excelent Composition! Really Breathtaking Shot!

  • Andrew Lorimer

    Andrew Lorimer (Deleted) gave props (22 Nov 2008):

    Beautiful Capture !!! well done!

  • Judith Songavker

    Judith Songavker gave props (23 Nov 2008):

    Excellent shot

  • Sven Schroeder

    Sven Schroeder gave props (23 Nov 2008):

    Fantastic landscape! Very well done!

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (23 Nov 2008):

    A beautiful capture! The cactus sets the scene in motion then the beautifuuly shaped sky and moutains. Great DOF.

  • Michel Vaque

    Michel Vaque gave props (23 Nov 2008):

    stunning !


    LAM KHIN THET said (23 Nov 2008):

    The title is "Enjoy the silence" and the shot really shows it. Fantastic.

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (23 Nov 2008):

    Call National Geographic! We have another winner here. Marvelous composition!

  • stuart s

    stuart s gave props (23 Nov 2008):

    Wonderful shot Stephen!

  • Alina Hahn

    Alina Hahn (Deleted) said (23 Nov 2008):

    Thank you for all of your comments. I love your cactus pictures! I have never seen one before in real life.

  • Norman Caldwell

    Norman Caldwell (Deleted) gave props (23 Nov 2008):

    Excellent composition!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece gave props (23 Nov 2008):

    A beautiful photo, the composition, lighting, everything, makes it an excellent and outstanding photo!!!

  • david ong

    david ong gave props (23 Nov 2008):

    truly amazing!!

  • diana

    diana (Deleted) gave props (23 Nov 2008):

    the more i look at this photo, the more i love it... i can feel the quiet... maybe a light wind and the chirps of the occasional bird?

  • Yvonne Roberts

    Yvonne Roberts (Deleted) gave props (23 Nov 2008):

    Great shot!

  • Catherine Kurvink

    Catherine Kurvink gave props (23 Nov 2008):

    This is so beautifully conceived and realized. Great image!

  • Paul Schneider

    Paul Schneider gave props (23 Nov 2008):

    Really nice capture. The contrast of the cactus against the stormy sky is spot on.

  • Alexis - Now on Flickr

    Alexis - Now on Flickr gave props (23 Nov 2008):

    Superb, I love that stormy light

  • Joyce D.Z.

    Joyce D.Z. gave props (23 Nov 2008):

    WOW! So beautiful!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (23 Nov 2008):

    Just love all your photos....

  • CJ Simon

    CJ Simon gave props (23 Nov 2008):

    Love the composition

  • avrie

    avrie said (23 Nov 2008):

    love it love it love it!!

  • Alex Dudley

    Alex Dudley gave props (23 Nov 2008):

    beautiful scene! you are very talented! :]

  • Slimeface

    Slimeface gave props (23 Nov 2008):

    This is spectacular!!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (23 Nov 2008):

    I love the composition here.

  • Wellbeyond

    Wellbeyond gave props (23 Nov 2008):

    Holy cow lol. Fantastic image.

  • Grace D. Simpson

    Grace D. Simpson (Deleted) gave props (23 Nov 2008):

    this is so beautiful!

  • Marcio Isensee

    Marcio Isensee said (24 Nov 2008):

    this one is beautiful!

  • Steve Wilson

    Steve Wilson (Deleted) said (24 Nov 2008):

    I love Tucson, and this photograph is done so well. Bravo!!!

  • Ivette Ocejo

    Ivette Ocejo said (24 Nov 2008):

    I thought the scenery looked very familiar, Great shot! A mountain is just down the street from me.

  • Tammy Espino

    Tammy Espino gave props (24 Nov 2008):


  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (25 Nov 2008):

    Another breathtaking shot, Stephen. I so love your images. In this one I love how that lone catus appears determined to stand up to those nasty looking clouds.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (25 Nov 2008):

    Amazing compo.

  • Mike Hodgson

    Mike Hodgson said (25 Nov 2008):

    It's like a person looking on, wondering, will they take over my land.
    Excellent shot

  • Tani Livengood

    Tani Livengood said (25 Nov 2008):

    Like a lone sentinal guarding the city

  • Blair Baker

    Blair Baker gave props (25 Nov 2008):

    Your skies are awesome! Clouds above seem to mirror the same congestion of the city below. As a viewer, I really connect with the lone cactus and spot of green in the corner. It's very grounding, like a refuge from a lot of turmoil. Great feeling in this photo Stephen.

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (26 Nov 2008):

    What a magnificant Southwest photograph, Stephen. I believe having the cactus in the left hand corner is a wonderful statement. Just a gorgeous piece of work!

  • Mayette Ignacio

    Mayette Ignacio gave props (26 Nov 2008):

    Arizona have got to be in my list to visit!!! Amazing capture

  • Ismail Hazer

    Ismail Hazer said (26 Nov 2008):

    Very good eddited !

  • Loree McComb

    Loree McComb   gave props (26 Nov 2008):

    well done

  • Rob Roy

    Rob Roy (Deleted) gave props (26 Nov 2008):

    Steve, this is INCREDIBLY fantastic!! The light falling into the fabulously shaped clouds is amazing. The cactus would be superb alone, but makes such a fine border! The city sprawls so well beneath the distant mountains, too... You'd be foolish not to attempt to sell this! Try the Tuscon CofC for starters!!

  • Charidy Bunsa

    Charidy Bunsa gave props (26 Nov 2008):

    This is marvelous!!! That cactus really pops

  • F A

    F A gave props (27 Nov 2008):

    Amazing job Steven!

  • Mike Morris

    Mike Morris gave props (27 Nov 2008):


  • maziar hooshmand

    maziar hooshmand said (27 Nov 2008):

    great landscape, love the clouds!

  • DonBaird

    DonBaird gave props (27 Nov 2008):

    Excellent perspective!

  • Joseph Colburn

    Joseph Colburn gave props (27 Nov 2008):

    Great shot!

  • Mark Smith

    Mark Smith said (27 Nov 2008):

    love the clouds in this very rare in your part of the country was at Rosevelt dam and got some just like the was happy

  • Mykola Swarnyk

    Mykola Swarnyk gave props (27 Nov 2008):

    The sky is very special!

  • Rogerio de Freitas

    Rogerio de Freitas said (27 Nov 2008):

    Great colours and composition.

  • Stephen Southern

    Stephen Southern said (27 Nov 2008):


  • Lisa Slifko

    Lisa Slifko gave props (28 Nov 2008):


  • herman vandecauter

    herman vandecauter (Deleted) gave props (29 Nov 2008):

    Something else then a aplle tree!

  • Mary Ann Reilly

    Mary Ann Reilly gave props (29 Nov 2008):

    Like the composition.

  • Jessica Hardin

    Jessica Hardin gave props (29 Nov 2008):

    Awesome! Very nice composition!

  • Paul Mitsuda

    Paul Mitsuda said (30 Nov 2008):

    beautiful shot. great soft colors. I love this shot.

  • Chicago Love

    Chicago Love (Deleted) gave props (30 Nov 2008):

    I love your perspective!!

  • Floyd O'Neil

    Floyd O'Neil gave props (30 Nov 2008):

    Stephen, I think you have a natural eye for composition. Only started to shoot in 2006 , you have what can't be taught, Keep shooting!

  • Laura Lynne Daniels

    Laura Lynne Daniels gave props (30 Nov 2008):

    Gorgeous... great composition

  • Lynn H

    Lynn H (Deleted) gave props (30 Nov 2008):

    Amazing photo!!!! Love it!

  • eyal leave

    eyal leave said (1 Dec 2008):

    Superbly done! A beautiful shot!

  • nikolay schmalzl

    nikolay schmalzl said (1 Dec 2008):

    stunning pic ! great composition and dept

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (1 Dec 2008):

    Wonderful colours, clarity and lighting! Well done.

  • Mark Smith

    Mark Smith said (1 Dec 2008):

    great clouds and pov

  • Audrey Kanekoa-Madrid

    Audrey Kanekoa-Madrid (Deleted) gave props (1 Dec 2008):

    WOW! I do not think I have seen Tucson from this angle...then I rarely get up to A Mt. Beautiful....

  • Camil Seisanu

    Camil Seisanu gave props (2 Dec 2008):

    incredible shot ! perfect for the theme !

  • Kandi Champagne Cook

    Kandi Champagne Cook said (2 Dec 2008):

    Very nice!

  • Roger Mamer

    Roger Mamer gave props (2 Dec 2008):

    Wow amazing depth of field!

  • Aaron Mythen

    Aaron Mythen gave props (3 Dec 2008):

    Another fantastic composition well done!!

  • Christophe Le Canne

    Christophe Le Canne gave props (3 Dec 2008):

    Superb !!

  • Mark Williams

    Mark Williams gave props (3 Dec 2008):

    awesome light differentials and color contrasts- beautiful!

  • Hagit Avraham

    Hagit Avraham said (4 Dec 2008):

    this one is so good lovely. my faivorit

  • Jody Burley

    Jody Burley said (5 Dec 2008):

    Great work! Was this a HDR image? Looks ace.

  • Winston Baltasar

    Winston Baltasar gave props (5 Dec 2008):

    Lovely composition and colors, Stephen.

  • kevin Calvez

    kevin Calvez gave props (5 Dec 2008):


  • Evan Duly

    Evan Duly said (5 Dec 2008):


  • Esther K

    Esther K gave props (6 Dec 2008):

    A truly great capture!

  • marcel lemieux

    marcel lemieux said (6 Dec 2008):

    Wow!..beautifully composed...what am awesome capture.....great view...colors and cloudscape..superb photographic work...

  • Sherry Stone

    Sherry Stone gave props (6 Dec 2008):

    What a work of art!! Love everything about the photo..A true talent..

  • Brittany Luby

    Brittany Luby (Deleted) gave props (6 Dec 2008):

    wicked depth of field, and really nice composition. sharp shot!

  • John Keating

    John Keating gave props (6 Dec 2008):

    This is awesome! Great Shot Stephen!

  • Beth Wode

    Beth Wode (Deleted) gave props (6 Dec 2008):

    Stunning! Love the light falling on the Cactus!

  • Joerg Voss

    Joerg Voss gave props (7 Dec 2008):

    Absolute hot !! Nice dof and impressing sky!

  • Ikhlef A.

    Ikhlef A. said (7 Dec 2008):


  • Martie Last

    Martie Last gave props (7 Dec 2008):

    Phenomenal!!! Love the foreground interest combined with the endless DOF.

  • Erika Clarke

    Erika Clarke gave props (7 Dec 2008):

    Great shot...and love the title.

  • Pierre Simard

    Pierre Simard said (9 Dec 2008):

    wow, great colors, very nice picture.

  • Nick Page

    Nick Page said (10 Dec 2008):

    Wow, the colors are amazing! Was this HDR?

  • Michael Hansen

    Michael Hansen said (12 Dec 2008):

    I love Tucson. One of my favorite places. This photo really captures what I love about it.

  • Kenneth Kotowski

    Kenneth Kotowski gave props (13 Dec 2008):

    Awesome Comp.

  • Laurie Fuller/Drake

    Laurie Fuller/Drake gave props (13 Dec 2008):

    wow sooooooo cool !!!

  • claudia luthi

    claudia luthi gave props (14 Dec 2008):

    classic! wonderful light!


    Burak BAYINDIRLI gave props (15 Dec 2008):

    Amazing, what can I tell, dont know !

  • Scott Sturgeon

    Scott Sturgeon gave props (15 Dec 2008):

    Splendid! Love the juxtaposition of nature and civilization.

  • Sara Kurtz

    Sara Kurtz said (16 Dec 2008):

    I love the colour. Did you use an ND filter? It looks like the moment before something very momentous happens. The silence before an alien invasion or something. Love this one.

  • 'nita Jean

    'nita Jean gave props (18 Dec 2008):

    Amazing POV! Great landscape shot!

  • Siyad Ma

    Siyad Ma gave props (19 Dec 2008):


  • Lucy Lambriex

    Lucy Lambriex gave props (23 Dec 2008):

    This is quite incredible.

  • Christopher Dack

    Christopher Dack gave props (24 Dec 2008):

    I wish I were half the photographer you are

  • Gail Anderson

    Gail Anderson gave props (24 Dec 2008):

    I'm sure there is not one new comment I can make... so i'll just add my OMG this is beautiful and perfect, to all the others.. :

  • Jacqueline

    Jacqueline gave props (26 Dec 2008):

    Everything possible has probably already been said about this... but I love it!

  • Maria Murillo

    Maria Murillo gave props (27 Dec 2008):


  • Suhail Naz

    Suhail Naz said (27 Dec 2008):

    Super Awesome.

  • Christian L

    Christian L (Deleted) gave props (28 Dec 2008):

    Awesome, love it. Great composition.

  • photography PZ

    photography PZ said (29 Dec 2008):

    The vastness of the scene is spectacular, I reckon the UK could fit in one corner.

  • Lundby

    Lundby said (29 Dec 2008):

    I love this shot...you never see much desert scenery....I also LOVE the shots of the lightning....you are persistent

  • Charles Gossett

    Charles Gossett (Deleted) gave props (29 Dec 2008):

    Wonderful,...What a great shot!

  • kansu doÄŸan

    kansu doÄŸan (Deleted) gave props (30 Dec 2008):

    Really great POV and contrast! Is it made from RAW or is it HDR? Regards!

  • John McSorley

    John McSorley (Deleted) said (30 Dec 2008):

    very well done!

  • Jeff Ore

    Jeff Ore gave props (30 Dec 2008):

    Awsome shot

  • Sherry Davis Johnson

    Sherry Davis Johnson gave props (31 Dec 2008):

    You are the Sky Master!

  • Linda Leonard-Pell

    Linda Leonard-Pell said (1 Jan 2009):

    What an amazing sky! I love the cactus in the foreground. It gives the shot such depth in comparison!

  • Linda Leonard-Pell

    Linda Leonard-Pell gave props (1 Jan 2009):


  • Matt Sugden

    Matt Sugden said (2 Jan 2009):

    this definitely defines beauty

  • Arijit Chakraborty

    Arijit Chakraborty gave props (4 Jan 2009):

    Awesome shot.

  • djue

    djue said (15 Jan 2009):

    when the small changed to the biggest

  • Tammy Rice

    Tammy Rice gave props (16 Jan 2009):

    wonderful pov!

  • Jose Antonio González

    Jose Antonio González gave props (20 Jan 2009):

    Beautiful , not doubt!

  • markus zundel

    markus zundel gave props (31 Jan 2009):

    a beautiful place documented with a great shot...

  • Kevin Madson

    Kevin Madson gave props (31 Jan 2009):

    you work is so inspiring!

  • Christopher Smith

    Christopher Smith gave props (18 Feb 2009):

    Truly a master. This work is top of the line. None higher. Great stuff!


    JOE FAILK gave props (22 Mar 2009):

    Awesome shot! Excellent POV and composition!

  • Jack Ketcham

    Jack Ketcham gave props (14 May 2009):

    Very ominous scene. Great job!

  • Jack Ketcham

    Jack Ketcham gave props (14 May 2009):

    Very ominous scene. Great job!

  • Dunja Kolar

    Dunja Kolar gave props (8 Jun 2009):

    Fantastic landscape

  • Leanne Silva

    Leanne Silva said (26 Oct 2009):

    I love the colours and the contrast between the straight lines of the city grid and the wild curves of the clouds above!

  • J.C. Collier

    J.C. Collier gave props (11 Jan 2010):

    Great compo and execution. Very nice.

  • Anika Pilnei

    Anika Pilnei gave props (10 Feb 2011):

    oh ya man we are enjoying the silence :-)

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