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Pinto Mountain from the Cholla Garden

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 25 April 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Joshua Tree National Park
Part of the Great American West series.

morgan from canyon Country, United States

These are just wildly great. You have captured land coral. Beautiful.

25 Apr 2011 5:34am

rem_la from Villiers, France

une belle présentation !

25 Apr 2011 5:55am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

best shot

25 Apr 2011 6:04am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

ça pique ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée


25 Apr 2011 6:05am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Nice composition and very soft beautiful light

25 Apr 2011 6:11am

PATRICK from miramas, France

just 5*****

25 Apr 2011 6:21am

Kenny from Eastsound, United States

Okay, the others were great, this is fantastic. Remarkable color, texture, and lighting and beautifully composed.

25 Apr 2011 6:25am

Sunder from Chennai, India

Excellent shot! Nice composition, colours and texture...

25 Apr 2011 6:25am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

This is beautiful. Wonderful soft tones and light

25 Apr 2011 6:27am

Arash from Dubai, UAE., United Arab Emirates

another great job from w.w.west ;)

25 Apr 2011 7:16am

Veronique from Hautes-Pyrénées, France

wonderful with the landscape

25 Apr 2011 7:21am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

What a beautiful view of this particular garden! Fantastic light!

25 Apr 2011 7:41am

Giovanni from Milan, Italy

Wonderful landscape with all those joshua trees in the foreground!

25 Apr 2011 7:43am

Suzanne from Melbourne, Australia

stunning... again gorgeous light that highlights the spines. I love the context of the mountains in the background:))

25 Apr 2011 8:12am

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

The complementary colors of green and red here are so nice. A fine photo.

25 Apr 2011 9:09am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Lovely capture, well done!

25 Apr 2011 9:12am

Mhelene from Paris, France

Splendid ! Very beautiful composition and presentation !

25 Apr 2011 9:17am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Yes, I agree - lovely coral like structure to these plants. Excellent framing with the glow of light on the mountains in the background.

25 Apr 2011 10:39am

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Steve - I just went back through all of your images that I missed (including the Easter Bunny ;=) ) Your Cholla Images have been just stunning! I am ashamed to say that one of the times we visited the garden was indeed at sunset, but at that time I had absolutely NO clue what I was doing, so I just fired haphazardly. Conversely, your images, are so beautifully conceived and composed. They transport me to theis magical place. Of course, your narratives take everything to the next level so that the viewer really does get a true education about these beautiful and magnificent plants (and their "bite" ;-) Most folks seem to care little about the deserts, but there are enough of us, I guess, who do and it is up to all of us to follow your lead and educate others as much as we can. These are just beautiful Steve, Thank you so much!

25 Apr 2011 11:51am

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Beautiful image . So lovely presentation with this border :)

25 Apr 2011 12:16pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Gorgeous landscape!

25 Apr 2011 1:12pm

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Lovely, As the others images of this great serial.

25 Apr 2011 1:32pm

Don from Spokane, United States

I like the near/far quality of this novel and interesting landscape. The cholla are inherently interesting looking plants. Nice shot.

25 Apr 2011 2:38pm

beanow from Warsaw, Poland

So beautiful.

25 Apr 2011 3:15pm

missparis from PARIS, France

Attention ça pique !

25 Apr 2011 4:32pm

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

Great shot, great angle, great framing.

25 Apr 2011 6:05pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Excellent framing and composition on this one Steve! It really sings!!! ;-)

25 Apr 2011 6:08pm

Kiki from Ambert, France

I love this sight flush cactus decorated with beautiful flowers and the orange light that bathes the image !

25 Apr 2011 7:17pm

franz from Baden, Austria

beautifully presented! there certainly isn't a shortage of cholla ...

25 Apr 2011 7:36pm

Daryl Johnson from New Malden, United Kingdom

what a great landscape...

25 Apr 2011 7:36pm

Njord 91 from EVRY, France

belle photo

25 Apr 2011 8:22pm

Dokmateo from madird, Spain

Beautiful image...a coral like cactus image indeed! awesome!

25 Apr 2011 10:15pm

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Bravo !

25 Apr 2011 11:31pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

very nice framing

26 Apr 2011 12:26am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful framing of these cacti along with a great DoF to showcase the mountains in the background. The spines do a great job of highlighting the cacti.

26 Apr 2011 12:43am

Krunal from Mumbai, India


26 Apr 2011 3:20am

Becky from los angeles, United States

A total beauty again - love the framing!

26 Apr 2011 7:13am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Beautiful image!

26 Apr 2011 12:25pm

Craig McCord from Kansas City, United States

Great perspective. Very nicely done Steve.

26 Apr 2011 1:17pm

Vaido from Võrumaa, Estonia

Beautiful sight with such an ineresting foreground and lovely mountains in back!

26 Apr 2011 3:54pm

Dutch from Neverwhere, United States

I really like the photo.. the framing I'm not so sure of.. I think I know what you are trying to achieve but I guess in this case I am more traditional. None the less a lovely photo.

27 Apr 2011 10:36pm

Diana from Olympia, United States


29 Apr 2011 8:44pm