(please click to view on black // canon 5d mark ii, canon 35mm 1.4 l, f/22, iso 200, 1/4 sec // buy print)
There is something majestic about the Saguaro cactus. When they stand by themselves, or even in a group of three…they make me think of something ancient…guardians of the world. Almost like Ents from Lord of the Rings.
Ooops, there’s my nerdy side.
I was driving down this road chasing a gorgeous storm coming in over the Bradshaw Mountains when I spotted these guys. I just loved, loved, loved the composition with the storm in the background, so I set up and prayed that I’d capture a strike.
This was one of those “I hope I get lucky shots” where I had to employ rapid fire with the camera because it was still so light out.
Well, I did get lucky and couldn’t have asked for a better placed lightning bolt.
One of my favs from 2011.