Laurent Baig – The Wild Light

June 28, 2010

One Fine Day Last Fall

Escudilla Mountain, Arizona

It’s been really hot lately and I’ve been longing for some cooler temps.

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July 21, 2009

Sunrise, White Mountains

 

Sunrise, White Mountains, Arizona

Sunrise, White Mountains, Arizona

 

I took Jade on her first backpack into the Mt Baldy wilderness in east central Arizona.  We hiked about 16 miles over 3 days to keep it nice and easy. Personally, I don’t like going much farther than 5-8 miles in a day.  This was the meadow which we camped over the first night and was about 5 miles in on the route.  Morning, a cup of tea, and pretty light make for the start of a great day as we hiked to the top of Mt Baldy at about 11,400 ft.

May 19, 2009

The Prep…The Jump

This is how you descend Salome Creek, aka the Jug in the Salome Wilderness in Tonto National Forest…

First you breathe and get ready…

Scott Gets Ready

Scott Gets Ready

Then you splash into the water…

Jumping In

Jumping In

How much fun is that???  Especially when it’s over 90 degrees ambient temperature!

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May 4, 2009

Cottonwood and Desert Broom

Cottonwood and Desert Broom

Cottonwood and Desert Broom

Light can be fun to play with as in this image I made of a young Cottonwood (populus fremontii) and a desert broom (baccharis sarothroides) being selectively lit by light peeking over a canyon wall.  Again, as in the previous post,  a “gold and blue” color scheme comes of this from the dominant light source of the rock being the big blue sky above me.

Aravaipa canyon suffered a major flood in summer 2006 which stripped the canyon of many old cottonwoods.  Fortunately, the cottonwood seems to take root relatively easy and many young saplings such as this one have taken root and are growing well.

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April 28, 2009

Buckskin Gulch

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Buckskin Gulch

Buckskin Gulch

Buckskin Gulch is 13 miles of twisty, turny, sometimes shoulder width, sometimes open space, squeezing, claustrophobic, but beautiful slot canyon that converges with the Paria River.  I hiked this canyon with some friends last year, but was so afraid of lagging and being tired that I didn’t stop to make any images.  I regretted that and meant to get back up.  Last Saturday, Jade and I poked around the wirepass entrance and I got my chance to make some images.

November 17, 2008

Resting Dogs And Leaves

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Resting Dogs & Leaves

Resting Dogs & Leaves

While exploring the South Fork of Cave Creek with Jade, I turned and there lay the the kids, in a rare moment of simultaneous cuteness.

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October 23, 2008

AZ Wilderness Coalition Open House

Filed under: Awareness, Photography — Tags: , , , , , — Laurent @ 4:03 pm
Saguaro & Clouds

Saguaro & Clouds

The Arizona Wilderness Coalition is an organization whose “long-term goal is to secure and protect major new wilderness units and Wild and Scenic River designations that will benefit all regions of the state and inspire visitors from all over the globe.”

AWC is one of the organizations I try to support as much as I can.  They will have five of my images hanging for the open house and in their office for the next year.  Any sales that come through AWC will send 15% of that sale to them.  They are a great outreach and awareness organization, and I’m proud to support them as much as I can.

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