Vistas #1, Metro Phoenix

I don’t take many landscape shots, being drawn more to the small surprises, perhaps.  Well, and big bridges.

But sometimes the composition is right there for the taking.

Neither of these is an exotic or picturesque location in the usual sense; both are sometimes striking indeed.


Brush and reflection in foreground; mountains in background
San Tan Mountains viewed from Veterans Oasis Park, Chandler AZ


Tan sand and brush in foreground, white clouds and blue sky above.
Waste land adjacent to water treatment ponds, Gilbert AZ



  1. Those clouds look solid, like shaving cream. Love it. Those clouds are rising moisture from the water treatment ponds, like the clouds we see in eastern Canada, rising from the thousands of little lakes in our area.

    The first one is great, too — but it needs a crane sitting on those branches, about a quarter of the way in on the left look to the right. A “happy dot”, third element.

    1. Isabel Gibson

      Barbara – Cue the crane! Or egret, I guess . . . I guess I’ll just have to go back and try again. Sigh. What I suffer for my art.

    1. Isabel Gibson

      Barry – I always appreciate a knowledgeable comment – and you’ve passed a fair bit of your working life actually in a sky somewhere!

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