Thursday, October 18, 2012
It's hard to imagine just how hot the desert had to be to turn a forest into glass. But it happened. Sleep with one eye open when you're in Arizona. You never know what may happen or when it will all go up in flames.
The above photo is a prime example of why I don't like to photograph at high noon. The light is icky and harsh. There are no pretty elongated shadows to play with. And the desert was hot as hell. I guess I am starting to imagine how these trees felt when their apocalypse was upon them. If this happens again I wonder what will become glass a bra-jillion years from now? What will they learn about us from it? Will our trash get crystalized? Will we have a petrified iphone forest? Yikes.
Below is the inside of a tree. How?On?Earth?Did?This?Happen?
Tiff runs into another grassland dimension. (Into the illegal part of the park! Uh oh! We do what we want!)
And closing with my favorite photo from this mini adventure...it's a fave mostly because of the color of the sky against the burnt color of the petrified bark.
Posted by Lauren at 6:13 PM
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
I don't care about what's in this photos, except for the color and shadows.
I can see for miles and miles...
Sundown at Sunset Point.
Tiff, doing her fancy camera thang.
Posted by Lauren at 10:25 PM
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
There's something you need to know about me. I take dares seriously, as some of you have learned after some very interesting survey questions I've answered. (Totally unrelated to hiking...) So when someone says they don't think I can do something or don't think I want a physical challenge, competitive-I'm-going-to-prove-you-wrong-Lauren rears her head. Tiff thought her dad and I wouldn't want to do a challenging hike up Cathedral Rock. Wrong, wrong, wrong. "I really want to climb that!" Her dad chimed in too. We were ready for this rock. It seemed small enough. And I thought the view from the top would be pretty fantastic. And so begins our little trek up Cathedral Rock.
Posted by Lauren at 8:22 PM
Monday, October 15, 2012
Whenever I have the opportunity to travel somewhere, I go. It's been a policy of mine since college. No vacation time? No plan? You just make it work. So when Tiff asked me to go to Arizona with her I jumped at the offer despite knowing nothing about the area we were headed to. I had been to Phoenix before, to see about a girl and a photo workshop. The girl lead to heartbreak, but the workshop ended up scoring me a newspaper job for a couple years. Phoenix seemed like the pit of hell back then. Decrepit mattresses littered the side of the highway the whole way to Tucson. It seemed like a place no one cared about.
Posted by Lauren at 7:33 PM