Cholla at sunset

(please click to view image so it fits your screen // canon 5d mark ii, canon 17-40 f/4 l, 17mm, iso 100, f/22, 0.6 sec // buy print)

Way back in very early February I found a neat little hilltop filled with a mess of cholla cactus. The sun was setting, we had a bit of stormy weather going on and I captured some images of the cactus lit up by the final few rays of light that evening. Here’s a look at the other one I posted a few months ago.

This was my favorite from the day. I really dug the contrast of golden sunlight against the dark blue stormy clouds in the background. It’s also kind of amazing to be looking down and have the hilltop shaded, but the cactus still have light on it. Almost like you are observing the very edge of the sunlight disappearing.

  • Scott Wyden Kivowitz

    Such a cool shot. The light is amazing and the wide view is so fun and playful.

  • Jesse Pafundi

    That light is amazing. Love how you framed this. Another win for Michael O’binski

  • Chris Frailey

    Missed this one yesterday dude. Love the foreground element with that sky. Good stuff.