It was so nice to stand still and just listen to the desert speak to me. Birds, sunshine, and a gentle breeze.
I spent a couple of hours outside of the city getting some new photos then suddenly the Nikon said it was “full”. Okay, what does that mean? The SD card is absolutely not full so I need to investigate. So, out comes the trusty iPhone 12! Always there, always ready.
I think it did a fair job, there are 25 total photos taken with the phone so I’ll have some colorful desert photos for a couple of days or so. The area I was in is roughly five miles west of the city and at a higher elevation which is around 3000 feet ASL, a bit higher than my home so it was a wee bit colder up there.
These photos were shot late last night with the Nikin and 200mm Nikkor. We see rings around the sun and the moon. My grandfather taught me decades ago that a ring around the sun can mean rain or snow is on the way. Apparently, there was plenty of moisture up there late last night. Backyard photography is fun. 😂
I dug these old photos out of my archive last night, they are I don’t know how many years old, and are at the old, smaller image size I used to use instead of the current 1500×844 for iPhone, or 1500×1000 for the Nikon photos. I should take a ride back out there! I removed the improper watermark and just left them off. 57 degrees and sunshine for the valley today, still too chilly for my bike ride.
This afternoon I drove through a local park and noticed two horse trailers so I parked and walked over to them. I asked permission to photograph the horses of course. I took about fifteen photos so here is a couple of them. They are big, powerful beasts that I appreciate for their strength, gracefulness, and beauty but don’t ask me to ride one!