Laurent Baig – The Wild Light

May 3, 2009

Sunrise in the desert

Filed under: Photography — Laurent @ 6:00 am
Sunrise in the Desert

Sunrise in the Desert

Often times when I’m out, I don’t get dramatic clouds and pretty colors in the sky.  The sky is blank blue, so blue you’d think you could go for a swim.  Blue is great for having a cheery day, but when one is trying to make a photograph of landscape, it usually makes for a boring sky.  Solution?  Don’t include sky.  In this image, made around the Brandenburg campsite, I used morning light to accentuate the foreground ocotillo and saguaro in contrast to the distant hills still in the shade. With such a big blue sky above me, I get a “gold” and blue effect that makes for a pleasing image.

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  1. I like how skillfully you have used side lighting to emphasize some landscape elements(ocotillo or saguaro not sure about the name…it is cactus) and created depth within the frame

    Comment by Robert Burcul — May 3, 2009 @ 4:52 pm

    • Thanks, again, Robert. I feel I was a little late getting to this image (in terms of strength of the sunlight), but I think it still works. The flowering “stick” cactus on the right is an ocotillo, and the tall cactus mid left is the saguaro. Cheers!

      Comment by Laurent — May 4, 2009 @ 9:40 am

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