Eye of the Mojave

© Steve M. Sieren

Eye of the Mojave

Mette Vendelboe Allison 5/2/2012 12:24:38 PM

Greatly composed and a perfect looking sun you captured. Really like the path of light against the blue colours.

#1460336

Zita A. Strother 5/4/2012 4:58:26 PM

Remarkable and highly artistic image. Thanks for your discription of the process:) I call it the "magic light" and it is the holy grail of photography:)
Again, congratulations on your capture. Hope to see you in the gold! #10123179

Usman Bajwa 5/18/2012 12:32:07 PM

Well worth your chases and sweat, Steve. That's a sure shot recipe for inspiring many of us, FAVED!!

UB. #10141498

PATRICIA A. CASEY 6/18/2012 2:16:32 PM

But it's a dry heat, right Steve (wink wink).....I agree...the desert is an awesome place that is constantly revealing all kinds of secrets.....Lovely capture....thanks for bringing it to us! Congrats on the Finalist....Cheers =^..^= #10185735

Steve M. Sieren 6/18/2012 2:34:30 PM

Thank you all so much!!

Patricia, it certainly is a dry heat! #10185849

The Judges at BetterPhoto.com 6/18/2012 6:12:33 PM

Wow! #10186706

The Judges at BetterPhoto.com 6/18/2012 7:52:06 PM

You've captured a beautiful starburst of light! #10187146

Merna L. Nobile 6/20/2012 12:30:38 PM

Do what you love, and it will make your soul rich. CONGRATULATIONS, for being an award winner for the month of May, 2012. Merna #10192072

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Description

The Eye of the Mojave Desert shines it's beam of light on a mojave yucca. This rare occurance only happens a few days each year.

Eye of the Mojave

Composing before this light changed was the hardest part of getting this shot. I had to run from this yucca to that joshua tree to the next yucca until I was fast enough to compose a shot before the light had changed. Never really had literally chase the light before shooting at this location! It really brings new meaning to chasing the light. It was like an ant chasing a magnifying glass's beam trying to get burned!! Can't wait for the next rare light occurrence to happen here again! I'll be ready for it!!

The American Deserts still have many secrets we don't all know about!! You won't find this in the guide books!!

Exif: F Number: 18, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/13 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 24.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Uploaded on 5/2/2012 12:17:55 PM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist


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