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"Feelin' the Heat" by gwrhino "Feelin' the Heat" by gwrhino
the problem with living in the desert - the harsh reality that cannot be escaped - is that along with eternal sun comes eternal blue skies. Clouds become an issue.

With high pressure some 300 days a year, or so it seems, the quest for clouds for desert shooting is actually solved quite easily. Shoot the monsoon. Thats right, in the dead of summer.

107 to 115 in the shade during the day - nights that don't cool to under 100 degrees F until 11:30 at night - gatorade suckin - sunscream cakin' your skin - lip balm melting in your pocket - HOT

I think I covered everything but the resulting psychotic break. You're on your own for that.
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rdalpes Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
une feature [link]
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rdalpes Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
great !!
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Dreampixphotography Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
Nice work here well done. Have you tried making a pano here
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sandor09 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
Very beautiful work.
Congratulations!
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da-phil Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
love the light and composition ;)
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MSimpsonPhotos Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
This image has been featured here! [link] :hug:
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010
it may make you psycho but the result is worth it, I think :clap:
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white-white Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010
:+fav:
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doruoprisan Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Professional Photographer
Great shot ! Really nice !
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AZVaquero Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
Yea, but the scenery makes up for it all!! :love: it!! I grew up at the base of the Santa Ritas, and wouldn't trade it for anything.
Reminds me of home... :+fav: this too!
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Bjay70 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
Love it!
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teddybearcholla Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the Sonoran Desert...I lived around Casa Grande for about 6 years....I really miss the heat and the colors...the cacti, the nights when you can smell the blossoms of the citrus trees...the dust storms...well everything!!! Anyway and excellent shot and your gallery is breathtaking!!! Do you know the name of these mountains?
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AZVaquero Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
You have the right of it....!
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teddybearcholla Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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adni18 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010
Excellent work! :thumbsup:
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kkart Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Professional Photographer
George when did you join here on DA? Wow, I have long admired your work!
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Wodewose Featured By Owner May 14, 2010
I'd like to say something really intelligent about this, because the pic, your description, and the sheer bloody commitment you put into it all deserve a better response than just Wow! But I can't seem to get beyond Wow! Sorry. :)
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Kurlohe Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
Wow, this is amazing!! :love:
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zootnik Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
Simply breathtaking...
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Professional Photographer
Really that hot to shoot? Blech. Double blech. You need an assistant with a spray bottle and towel. Sick shot. You can feel the heat through the light

aF
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gwrhino Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
Ok I took some liberties. When the monsoon rolls in temps drop, but humidity rises from the 8 to 15 % range to the 25 to 40% range.

an assistant? LOL you're cracking me up. Spray Bottle? Pour a half gallon over your head your clothes are dry inside of 15 minutes

I stand by my comments. Days are insanely long, shade is impossible at times. Its just like shooting in the cold. Everything comes at a price.

You just did Wiamea I dare say with tons of humidity. you know..
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Professional Photographer
Yes, I was pulling your chain w/ the assistant ;) But seriously...scantly clad women I hear do well. Rockstar landscape photog :P

Actually waimea was not hot nor humid. Just insanely wet at the end. During the summer it is super warm. Just not right now...also have had some unusual cool spring.
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pestilence Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Professional Photographer
Fantastic light! :)
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FlippinPhil Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Professional Photographer
Wow, truly stunning.
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
I think this might be my favorite of yours. I love that location and the play of light you got is just outstanding...It's making me eager to get out during the monsoon this year.
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Maciej-Koniuszy Featured By Owner May 9, 2010   Photographer
Great light painting :)

:+fav:
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Professional Photographer
Glorious capture! I've taken a real liking to your work in such little time. Just outstanding. I'll feature you in my journal, get you some more attention on here :clap:
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gwrhino Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
drewy, thanks for the props and the help. you have some wonderful seascapes.

george
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Professional Photographer
My pleasure George. Thanks for that, much appreciated.
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