Thursday, September 5, 2013

Desert Color

Sometimes one has to look closely to find tiny treasures in the desert.  Often flowering plants are small and tucked away behind rocks, or in cracks, or hidden and protected from the elements.  This was taken in Zion National Park, at a place where many other photographers were looking upward, trying to find a composition that would show the drama and grandeur of the huge, craggy, red cliffs.  Usually I'd be looking that way too, but this day I found beauty in this ordinary little desert bloom right where I was standing.

6 comments:

Mersad said...

This is so beautiful Karen. I always try to notice the little things. That's usually where the best shots lie.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Montanagirl said...

Oh Yes!! I really like this photo - with the reddish rocks. That Desert Blooms just pops!

Robin Lamb said...

Karen, very pretty!

Hilary said...

You were certainly looking in the right direction. Lovely.

Sandra said...

really beautiful and I like the golden sunny color of the photo with that brilliant splash of red.

Masahiko said...

Beautiful flower and perfect composition!