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Arizona Landscape

Arizona Landscape
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Copyright: Ron Warner (tuslaw) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-03
Categories: Mountain
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-12-06 20:34
Viewed: 2836
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a shot of the mountains surrounding Bartlett Lake which is located in the Tonto National Forest of Arizona. Bartlett lake is located about 17 miles NE. of the town of Carefree.
Rosie and I spent the day swimming and enjoying the outdoors in this beautiful area while visiting my daughter who lives in Phoenix. It was very hot this particular day (113 degrees F)so the water felt great and we had a fantastic time.
One of the local guys told me this spot was called mustard hill, because of the color of the boulders in the foreground. I wasn't able to get close enough to the terrain to see if the yellowish color was the result of some type of lichen or other plant cover.

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Very nice landscape Ron. What I like most in this scene is how the blue cloudy sky makes the cactus stand out on the left side. looks like it would be a fun place for photography. Nice job!!

This is kind of a departure for you—there are no macro close-ups of awesome animals. I love it, though. I think it is amazing that plant-life can exist in such rocky terrain. Lovely cacti mixed in to boot!


Hello Ron,
Excellent landscape. Great composition with nice colours and good sharpness.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-12-07 0:10]

Hi Ron,
Very nice landscape.I liked large DOF,dramatic sky,POV,framing and composition a lot.
Have agreat week!
Thanks for posting..

Hi Ron!

Indeed, the name "Mustard Hill" suits these rocks very well. Your picture gives the spectator a fine impression of that place. I also like the huge cactus that are typical for this region, I guess.

Kind regards


hello Ron

a beautiful landscape photography, fine POV, i love that you
also included in the image a part of the lake, for me it is
like exotic a lake with surroundings desert cactus plants, TFS


Hi Ron,
It is a very beautiful and typical Arizona landscape feature it's arid surrounding and those beautiful gigantic catus. They may looks small here, but I have seen them close up and they can be a very tall. It'g a good POV include the water feature, I wish you could have include more of the water than this. It would make a more balanced composition.

Hello Ron,

an nice landscape picture from you with good pov and deepth working.

Fine colours.


Very nice vantage point with this image! The blue sky really livens up the shot and the rocks add a great deal of interest to the FG too. Impressive landscape MF Ron.
TFS and cheers,


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-12-07 11:50]

Hello Ron,
This is an amazing landscape picture with beautiful natural colours and light.
The composition and the POV is very good; well done!Best regards

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-12-07 11:54]

Hi Ron.
Wonderful place, superb POV and nice picture. Water, rocks, hill and cloud in the blue sky create and fine composition. Exposure of the image is excellent. Light tones of the image and especially of the clouds are great and details of the image at whole are very good too. Kind regards and TFS.

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-12-07 13:29]

Hi Ron,
Nice scenery in Arizona. Superb details and colors. For Rosie (wife) and for you, normally I have some pictures of waterfalls in Croastia. I hope you will like.
Have a pleasant day,

Hallo Ron
Time is currently chasing me but, in short I want to say:………..
This is a great scene shared with us of a typical Arizona landscape, and what a wonderful selection of elements of nature you have here all in one photo! I think walking between those rocks one could easily discover some wonderful reptiles to photograph. You have captured this scenery so well. Thanks for sharing. Kind regards from a very humid Empangeni.

Hello Ron! Wonderful countryside of Arizona. Nice long perspective. Very nice light and colours. Good capture. Interesting note. Well done!

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2009-12-08 8:21]

Hi Ron
Nice landscape.Good POV and sharp image.I enjoy the global composition with a mixture of all element ,beautiful cloud ,montain ,water & trees.
TFS Michel

An awesome shot, Ron!
Simply perfect balance of natural elements!

Hi Ron, this is a magnificent composition with the water in the foreground, the colorful rocks, the gorgeous sky and those large spiky cactus. Thanks for a reminder of the amazing Arizona landscape and you certainly portrayed it beautifully. Congratulations on your trip to Phoenix, glad you were able to visit with you daughter. Imagine the temp being over a hundred degrees when it has been hovering around 30 degrees here. You'll probably be experiencing the same snowstorm we're expecting here tomorrow. Thanks for your nice comments on my photos and happy holidays to you and your family.

The cactus on the left catches my eye... zooming in a bit and focusing only on the mustard colored rock, cactus, and sky - did you try that angle? If so, please post! This is a great shot - TFS. - Kelly

Hi Ron,
Except for the cacti (and the warm - especially in case of water temperature, as higher one than 64 degrees F = 18 Celsius was never recorded at the Southern Irish coastline) the landscape's quite similar to the Irish. Nice shot, possibly cropping less tight at the bottom would add more balance to the composition, but an effective photo, anyway.
Kind regards from Ireland, László

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