I thought it was time to highlight the Desert Series again since a few new images have recently been added to the series. The following image from the Mohave Desert in California is a new image in the Desert Series.
Note: If you click this image you will not get the usual larger image. Instead, you will be taken to my other photography site, http://www.joannemasonphotography.com, →into a slide show featuring all 14 of the images currently in the Desert Series. Note that you can run this slide show at full screen if you wish; the images are also much higher resolution than images on this blog.
The Desert Series is a continuing series of images based on desert scenes from the American Southwest. The series consists mostly of composed and altered images utilizing infrared, solarization, selective colorization and filtering, and other postprocessing techniques to produce imaginative altered images evocative of the many and at-times otherworldly moods of the deserts.
Of all the earth’s environments, the deserts are in my mind the most unusual in being both human and superhuman. At times and by many considered unfit for human habitation, for many others the deserts have made fine homes, notwithstanding demanding and often seemingly most inhospitable conditions. In fact, the deserts are home to most rich and diverse ecosystems of flora and fauna. In spite of this, the deserts seem to us alien and desolate, a projected image which perhaps plays a role in protecting the deserts’ denizens. In this demanding climate and scene of desolation, much beauty nevertheless abounds, patiently waiting for the determined seeker to appreciate it. The reimagining of the desert which take place in these photographs is an effort to explore these many dimensions, some apparent and many hidden, of the beauty of the desert.
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