It’s really too hot for a desert ride this time of year… but we took a quick trip on Sunday anyway. Although it was a beautiful sunny day, this tree made me want to experiment with Topaz B&W (after I ran it through Topaz Clarity).
You can see “Q” Mountain in the background.. The Q is for Quartzsite.
After seeing Ron’s comment, I decided to post the original… so why would I take away the colors? Because I could.
Here’s the original:
By this way, this is an old Ironwood Tree. The wood is so hard that one of my elderly customer’s told me that when he was a kid he used to go to the general store, buy dynamite, and blast the old trees for firewood.