The Saguaro And The Deep Blue Sky

The Saguaro And The Deep Blue Sky is a color photograph of a red rock outcropping and a Saguaro cactus. The setting is Tortilla Flats located east of Phoenix, Arizona in the Superstition Mountains. The day was obviously a clear day, but more importantly to capture a shot like this, the direction you are taking the picture has to be lined up in such a way (referencing the sun) for the sky to resonate with this deep color. I did a series of shots that day, this one being the perfectly framed capture with that deep blue sky as a back drop.

The Saguaro And The Deep Sky


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35 thoughts on “The Saguaro And The Deep Blue Sky

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      I remember all the times we’d travel through the desert when I was a kid…thought they were always waiving at us:) Fast forward to present time and I now have an understanding of how limited they are in Arizona and Northern Mexico. In this particular shot, the deep blue sky and the red rocks as a backdrop grabbed my attention in framing this shot!! Thanks for stopping by!!

  1. Tiffany Mendonca

    The colors in this are stunning! Very well captured, I think it’s a picture that does the area justice and captures the true look of it; makes you feel you’re there.

  2. lorriebowden

    Just love it, Kirt! It’s so funny but I don’t think I ever thought too much about the angle of the sun and how it can change the composition of a photograph…even though it seems like basic 101!! But yesterday I went for a walk, and the blue sky and the angle of the sun created such an incredible image to me…I walked by a lot of water element…and the sky reflected blue in the water that was closest to me…but the green trees from across the way reflected a beautiful green. I knew it was amazing to look at with my eyes…but when I saw it in the viewfinder of my cell…I was blown away. I will do a post soon so you will see what I mean.
    I hope you and your family are super! Stay well…be safe…and enjoy life!

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      I look forward to seeing the pic Lorrie….sounds awesome!!! Framing a shot starts with the little things and builds from there. That being said….I can’t tell you how many shots over years I thought were going to be great and when looking at them later….blah…:) Have a great week…thanks for stopping by Lorrie…hope all is well!!

      1. lorriebowden

        I get it, Kirt! That can also translate into some relationships…circumstances…etc. hehe
        All good here…planning a little trip…with precautions. And…just found out my son will come to visit in May!!! I have not seen him in over a year!! That is the longest we have ever not seen each other… I am so blessed!!
        Have a great week ❀

      2. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

        Breaks my heart that it has been over a year since seeing your son. We have been blessed to live near our middle daughter, son-in-law and two grandchildren. We all formed a “pod” at the beginning with another family they are close to. Been so great seeing and spending time with them at least twice a week….we are blessed. Have a safe trip and my best to you!!

      3. lorriebowden

        Thanks, Kirt 😊 I missed my “baby’s” 40th birthday. We had a special weekend planned where we would meet halfway. But he acted like the adult and said we should cancel because he was afraid he could get us sick. I hope to get the vaccine soon…and he has already gotten his first. It will be amazing to hug him!!! 😊😊

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  4. Diane Henders

    Spectacular photo! I love saguaros – when we’re finally allowed to travel again, our first destination will likely be southern Arizona. We visited once, but didn’t have enough time there to thoroughly enjoy the scenery. πŸ™‚

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      It’s a complete 180 from where you live and offers a variety of climates from the northern part where the Grand Canyon is to the central and southern part with the Sonoran Desert and the infamous saguaro cactus. I always crack up with my wife and those cactus….she always says they look like they are waiving at you and when you’re driving at night and off the side of the road you see these things waiving at you….I laugh…she gets creeped outπŸ˜€πŸ˜¬Thanks for stopping by Diane….have a great weekend!!

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      They are huge and when you see them across the desert…looks like they are waving at you. Thanks for stopping by Gill and for the feedback. Have a great week!!

  5. Teagan Riordain Geneviene

    That one is magnificent, Kirt. I’ve only been here two years, but my cactus garden was installed about 8 years ago (so they’ve grown and lived through multiple snows and cold winters). However, that last blast from winter killed a lot of them. Fortunately, the king of my garden — the saguaro seems to be okay. Although it’s nothing compared to this one. Hugs on the wing.

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      Thanks Teagan. Has it really been two years already since you moved to New Mexico?? Wow time flies!! I love the saguaros and their subtle spring blooms!! Thanks for stopping by!! Have a great week!!


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