This multi-armed Saguaro cactus was nicely displayed against the shadowed hills in the distance. This image was taken with my 75-300mm telephoto at 150mm focal length and an exposure of 1/250 seconds at f/6, ISO 100. I used the Landscape scene mode while trying to figure out different parts of my new camera.
Sunday, December 15, 2013
Desert hike photography
I took my new Canon 70D out on its first desert hike along the Encinas trail in the Saguaro National Park West on Saturday. The trail hooks up with a wash and an old dirt road which was active in 1935 when several NGS markers were placed along its length - I used one of them as a location for a Geocache called "Surveying the Desert" that is still active as a virtual - that location was a goal since I haven't been out to that site in quite a few years, but the desert hike always presents lots of plant and sometimes animal life and this time of year is a good time to visit when the desert isn't so hot. Yesterday's blog posts IR in the Desert and Saguaro Moonrise has some more shots from later in this hike.