Morning Light on a Dragoon Mountain Stream

January 07, 2020  •  2 Comments

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© 2019 RGallucci Photography

We spent the night in the biting cold of the southern Arizona high desert watching meteors pierce the sky like brilliant daggers attacking the darks foreboding. Only the soothing sound of a running stream broke our vigil of silent seclusion. Even the Coyotes were quiet throughout the darkness.

By morning we were eager and ready to welcome the quick warmth of the wilderness sun to take away the chill. As light revealed the beauty of the surrounding landscape, we decided to chase the sound that had kept us company all evening. To find water in the desert is always a cherished gift. But, I do not believe that any of us was ready for the stunning spectacle of a running stream cascading over a root-filled precipe before it proceeded onwards toward the valley floor.

The Dragoon Mountains are known for their unique rock formations and sparse surroundings. Yet along this small sliver of sustaining hope, life flourished. On this day, bathed in the golden hue of mornings glory, it fed not only the dependant flora and fauna that lined its banks. On this day, it also is fed our souls.

I remain his scribe.

Morning Light on a Dragoon Mountain Stream
©RGallucci Photography
www.rgallucci.com


Shoot Date: January 4, 2020
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
20.0 sec at f/16 Bias:1 EV
ISO: ISO 100
Lens:EF16-35mm f/4L IS USM @ 27 mm

We spent the night in the biting cold of the southern Arizona high desert watching meteors pierce the sky like brilliant daggers attacking the darks foreboding.  Only the soothing sound of a running stream broke our vigil of silent seclusion. Even the Coyotes were quiet throughout the darkness. 

 

By morning we were eager and ready to welcome the quick warmth of the wilderness sun to take away the chill. As light revealed the beauty of the surrounding landscape, we decided to chase the sound that had kept us company all evening.  To find water in the desert is always a cherished gift. But, I do not believe that any of us was ready for the stunning spectacle of a running stream cascading over a root-filled precipe before it proceeded onwards toward the valley floor. 

 

The Dragoon Mountains are known for their unique rock formations and sparse surroundings. Yet along this small sliver of sustaining hope, life flourished. On this day, bathed in the golden hue of mornings glory, it fed not only the dependant flora and fauna that lined its banks. On this day, it also is fed our souls. 

 

I remain his scribe.

Morning Light on a Dragoon Mountain Stream
©RGallucci Photography
www.rgallucci.com
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Shoot Date: January 4, 2020
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Lens:EF16-35mm f/4L IS USM @ 27 mm
Breakthrough Photography ND6
20.0 sec at f/16 Bias:1 EV
ISO: 100

 


Comments

Sibille(non-registered)
This scene looks so peaceful.
Ben Hudgins(non-registered)
Man, Rob, I think I have a new favorite. Amazing angle.
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