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Photo Challenge: Today was a good day


In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge, “Today Was a Good Day” I chose to show the end of the day.  A week or so ago, we took a short (1 and a half hour) trip out to the Anza Borrego State Park for a one night mini vacation.  We stayed at the beautiful Casa Del Zorro in Borrego Springs but we spent most of the evening out in the desert to take photos of the sunset and then the Milky Way.  Here are a couple of shots from that trip.

First "star" of the evening

First “star” of the evening

We drove out to a deserted area of the desert and never saw another person.  This was a nice little canyon to watch the sun fall below the mountains and create this nice sun star over the cactus.

Cactus Star

Cactus Star

Another angle at sunset highlighting the local fauna.

Ocatillo Milky Way

Ocatillo Milky Way

And finally, the main event – the incredible views of the Milky Way over the desert.  This was actually taken about midnight – the end of a very nice evening and day.

12 responses

  1. Linda Hoffmann

    Wow!!! Spectacular shots! Bet it was beautiful in the evening!

    August 21, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    • Thanks Linda – It was a great, quiet, and peaceful night!

      October 30, 2015 at 12:24 pm

  2. Dianne Unger

    Nice view of the Milky Way.

    I am a volunteer working with the Edmonton Land Trust in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and I would like to use your photo of a deer jumping a barbed wire fence in a brochure that will be distributed for free in the central region of Alberta. We are trying to improve the habitat of wildlife by encouraging farmers to build friendly fencing. If you would agree, we would need a jpeg of the image. Please contact me by email: dunger@ualberta.ca. Thanks.

    August 21, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    • Dianne – I apologize for not answering you much sooner. If you still want to yes the image, I would be thrilled to have it used for such a good cause! I’ll try to email you also…

      October 30, 2015 at 12:31 pm

  3. Scott, I love your shot of the Milky Way. Spending all that time without seeing anyone else is my idea of a wonderful time. 🙂

    janet

    August 22, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    • Thanks Janet – I’ve taken some other Milky Way photos over the last couple of weeks so hopefully you’ll enjoy them also…..

      October 30, 2015 at 12:23 pm

  4. Steve Deutsch

    really very nice.

    August 22, 2015 at 4:46 pm

  5. Gorgeous landscape images, Scott. Love your Milky Way shot. Wow.

    August 26, 2015 at 6:16 pm

    • Jane – thank you so much. I enjoyed visiting your site – great work!

      October 30, 2015 at 12:21 pm

      • Thank you very much!

        October 30, 2015 at 3:10 pm

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