Sep 022010

ISO 80; f/8; 1/200; 8.3mm; 5:08pm (Canon SX10 in Aperture priority on Tripod) —  Facing Northwest, you can see the bridge over the Bill Williams River in the distance.  The green grass follows the Bill Williams for miles into the desert.

ISO 80; f/8; 1/100; 30.1mm; 5:10pm (Canon SX10 in Aperture priority on Tripod) — Facing West, these mountains are in California.

At the spur of the moment, we drove up to Lake Havasu City yesterday afternoon to run some errands.  It’s a gorgeous ride  on 95N after you get past the Parker Strip, starting with Buckskin Mountain, up through the Parker Dam area, catching glimpses of  the Bill Williams River National Wildlife Refuge and all the way into Lake Havasu City. For much of the way we follow the Colorado River… the same river that carved out the Grand Canyon also did a pretty nice job up through this cut.  Unfortunately, there are not that many easy places to stop (well, I would have stopped at hundred spots, but I wasn’t driving… and we’d still probably be making our way up there if I was, or, rear-ended).  On the way home I was promised one pull-off and here’s the view.  I probably should have had Mr. Beachball with me.

  5 Responses to “Scenic”

  1. These are both so pretty. That must be downright painful to take that drive and not be able to stop at will…

  2. Love Arizona…still pretty hot there though Huh? Gorgeous shots too.

  3. Love the contrast between the fresh cool looking water and the barren hills all around it.

  4. That’s such a pretty scene, Mr. Beachball might have wanted to stay. You’re really nailed the exposure on these. I’m not sure which one I like best – the intense color of the top image or the subdued colors of the second image.

  5. These are both breathtaking….that water looks like glass….gorgeous!

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