Desert Bloom

© Cory L. Kittle

Desert Bloom

Uploaded: February 16, 2003 08:04:15


These Brown-Eyed Susans were growing at the edge of the Little Sahara Sand Dunes in western Utah. The plants further up in the sand seamed fairly stunted compaired to the ones in the dirt at the edges of the park. After the previous day of photographing various sand formations I found this single bloom on the edge of one of the small sand dunes. I used a 19mm lens to make it look like a vast expanse of sand with the lens approx a foot from the flower.


June Marie Sobrito February 16, 2003

Outstanding! Great job with perspective! #22856

Joy Brown May 26, 2019

I agree, Cory - this is outstanding! Everything about it is awesome! #53906

Kelly Baker May 26, 2019

Very nice..I could use some desert weather :)dry and hot!- as we are cold and wet here in VA! #53908

Cory L. Kittle May 26, 2019

Its been pretty miserable here in South Dakota as well Kelly, but today is sunny and possibly getting up in the mid 40's so I'm heading out right after the daytona for some scenics and possibly a sunset. Not quite the kind of weather your hoping for, but a good break for us! #53920

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe May 26, 2019

Oh, Cory, what a shot!!!! Just super!! #53921

Mette Vendelboe Allison level-classic May 26, 2019

Very pretty photo. I like that you've used the 2/3-1/3 rule. The little flower helps to create perspective, lovely sky. #53949

Cathy M. Gromball May 26, 2019

A winning shot, Cory! This is wonderful with its perfect composition, perspective, lighting, lines, texture, colors and exposure! Great lens choice!

Cathy :) #53984

Darren K. Fisher May 26, 2019

Im with Kelly nice and wet here in Va, very nice to see this warm image in which you have captured very well. Or I should say OUTSTANDING!!! #54028

Lem Metro May 26, 2019

Bravo, Cory! Brilliant idea, execution and results. I expect to see this again in about a month! Wonderful! #54069

Kelly Baker May 26, 2019

Hi Darren- are you near Roanoke too?

:) Brrrrr--rrr wet and icy here!!! #54079

Damian P. Gadal May 26, 2019

The tenacity of life is amazing, and you've captured it so well here! #54103

Ken Ke-Wei Pan May 26, 2019

\(WoW)/ It's a "sure win" shot ! Nice composition and lighting that you captured. #54149

Gary H. Minish level-deluxe May 26, 2019

Exceptional shot, Cory! Very well executed and thanks for explaining how you did it! This should be a winner! #54185

Kathleen Clemons May 26, 2019

Simply wonderful. :) #54261

Jill Battaglia May 26, 2019

Excellent!!! I love it! :-) #55347

clifton Mair May 26, 2019

Congrats, brilliant photograph! #61864

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe May 26, 2019

Congrats on finals, Cory. #61946

Lem Metro May 26, 2019

Did I mention the well executed drop shadow? This one should go far, Cory. Congratulations and good luck. #62003

Barbara J. Beck May 26, 2019

Great Job Cory, I've been there on my travels and you captured the essence of the place. Did you go an climb the big ones too? Congrads on being a finalist.

Barb B. #62141

Cory L. Kittle May 26, 2019

Thanks for everyones comments. Barb, I only got to spend one evening and the following morning exploring the place, and for the most part dune buggies and motorcycles had everything tore up, but the area's that were off limits to them were pretty nice. I did get some good action shots of the riders on the big stuff though. Neat place.

Cory #62163

Gary H. Minish level-deluxe May 26, 2019

Well deserved, Cory and I'm sure it will go further! Congratulations so far! #63159

Cathy M. Gromball May 26, 2019

Congratulaitons on finals, Cory! I agree with Gary!

Cathy :) #63188

Damian P. Gadal May 26, 2019

Congrats Cory! #63197

Barbara J. Beck May 26, 2019

Hi Cory, If you are in the area you may want to visit Coral Pink Sand Dunes. It is on the east side of Zion Park heading towards Kanab, UT. Lots of Dunes and low traffic during the week.

Barb B. #63199

Cathy M. Gromball May 26, 2019

Congratulations on your Second Place win, Cory!

Cathy :) #64252

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe May 26, 2019

Congrats, Cory.. Great shot!! #64355

Christopher Howeth May 26, 2019

Great Photo Sgt Kittle. It's great to see your work again. Congrats on on your win. #64568

Ellen Peach level-classic May 26, 2019

Congratulations, Cory! #64585

Bernard B. Travers May 26, 2019

Congratulations, Cory. #64896

Cory L. Kittle May 26, 2019

Thanks everyone for the kind remarks.

Cory #64920

Travis Lowe May 26, 2019

Congrats Cory!
Great Job! This image is awesome and very creative.

Your Elk Images got me hooked on this massive animal.

Travis Lowe #65370

Cory L. Kittle May 26, 2019

Hey Travis, its good to see you in here! Thanks Bud! #65387

Gary H. Minish level-deluxe May 26, 2019

Just as I suspected :-) Congratulations, Cory! Very well deserved! #65506

Carolyn J. Connolly April 14, 2004

Wonderful shot Cory - it was featured on one of the main pages, and I decided to have a look at the rest of your images in your gallery as well! You have some very interesting shots there! Are you still photographing wildlife?! #481921

Cory L. Kittle April 14, 2004

Thank you Carolyn. Yes I still shoot wildlife regularly. Unfortunitely I havent had as much time to post new work on the site, but hopefully I will soon.

Cory #482027

Donna La Mattino Pagakis February 12, 2007

This really is beautiful, great colors and perspective!! Congratulations! #3942180

Lori Carlson June 07, 2012

I love this soooo much, Cory!! Wonderful comp! And ya have to love all those lines! Well seen and shot! Congrats on all your recognition! =) #10171384

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