Moab: Desert Frost

In Moab, we camped at Sand Flats, which has slickrock trails for mountain bikers and ATVs. It also has a killer view of the La Sal mountains at sunset.

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At night, temperatures ran into the 20s, but we made good use of our canine heaters, Daisy and Alice.

Though nighttime was less than pleasant, in the mornings we woke up to a frost-covered desert landscape, which I took approximately 1,017 pictures of. I don’t know if the pictures are all that interesting to anyone else, but they were damn fun to take.

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Frost particles (if that’s not the right word, please substitute “thingies”) are sort of shocking in length sometimes.

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I love the way that frost freezes blades of grass into lovely curves.

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And how everything in shade takes just a bit longer to melt.

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I was particularly taken with these dead yellow flowers. Little pinwheels.

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Need to play more with aperture or maybe focus stacking. I was aiming to blur out a lot of the background, but I think some of these pictures could use a bit more depth of field.

 

Later, we went for a hike (well, I hiked and Bob biked) and I found pockets of leaves still frosted in a canyon.

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And in case that made you cold, here’s a picture of a warm-looking water reflection at sunset.

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