Crucifix Cactus – Catalina Mountains foothills, Tucson, Arizona, USA
While hiking in the Catalina foothills, this saguaro cactus skeleton stopped me dead in my tracks. Now I’m not a guy who’s prone to seeing Virgin Mary’s weeping tears of blood or anything like that, but in the late afternoon light I could distinctly make out a crucifix. Any Christian man would have dropped to his knees and prayed, however I opted to capture the scene on Kodak Ektachrome 100 transparency film. Was I thinking of creating fine art photography at the time? No, not really. It was more like; Geez, if I don’t get a picture of this, no one will ever believe me.
Before leaving, I did take a moment to raise my head to the sky and reverently say, “Thank you for putting me here during the golden hour.”
Nikon N90S SLR, AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D, Manfrotto 3221 tripod with Manfrotto 3265 pistol grip ball head, exposure not recorded.