Gnarled Wood and Desert Flora

Gnarled Wood and Desert Flora

Gnarled Wood and Desert Flora

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This is a perfect example of why you should never remove wood from the desert. A tree has died and fallen down the embankment on the side of an arroyo. Wildflowers have popped up all around it living off the nutrients and protection provided by the tree. I have to admit I once borrowed a small piece of cholla skeleton for a photo shoot in my Los Angeles studio, but later returned it to the same spot I found it on the Sonoran Desert in Arizona. Hopefully, I have been vindicated by Mother Nature for this small environmental transgression.

Copyright 2016, O. Bisogno Scotti, All Rights Reserved

Nikon D1X DSLR, AF Nikkor 24mm f/2.8D, exposure: f/8, 1/25 sec., EI: +0.33, ISO 125, exposure mode: Aperture Priority (center weighted), Nikkor MC-20 remote cableManfrotto 3221 tripod, Manfrotto 3047 studio head2003 Nissan Xterra 4×4.


24 thoughts on “Gnarled Wood and Desert Flora

  1. As a pro photographer, I find that Scotti has lived up to a top photographer, Giving us great images, great composition and a wonderful sense of life to his work. Great work once again

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    • Thanks David. For one thing, I learned a lot from you. When you talked about architectural photography and the business side of photography, my eyes and ears were wide open and I thank you for that experience. I miss those days in Studio City. I must have shot and printed 1,000 model portfolios out of that little studio!

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  2. It’s amazing how the Mother Nature recycles herself. Birth, Death, Rebirth, and round and round it goes. You’ve shown this cycle in Nature perfectly. It’s all here in your image.

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