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What could be more West Texas than a cactus clinging to a crack in a crumbling slab on sandstone? Luckily for me the sky was lively on the day that I hiked up to this ridge. These clouds are the leading edge of a weather system that rendered Sunday damper and wetter than it has any business being this late in the year. 

Prickly

What could be more West Texas than a cactus clinging to a crack in a crumbling slab on sandstone? Luckily for me the sky was lively on the day that I hiked up to this ridge. These clouds are the leading edge of a weather system that rendered Sunday damper and wetter than it has any business being this late in the year. 

comments (22)

  • Dave
  • Pennsylvania
  • 27 Mar 2008, 02:41
Ah, good to see a landscape from you! Some wonderful contrasts here. And that's a very charismatic cactus.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 27 Mar 2008, 05:02
Charismatic cactus, indeed. smile And that is definitely a storm front, Martin. I bet you had quite the view up there. Beautiful colors.
  • chad
  • In front of a computer
  • 27 Mar 2008, 06:34
Very dynamic sky, martin.
The sky contrasts so much it almost looks like it was added. Nice one.
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 27 Mar 2008, 06:59
When I was about 10 y.o, Martin, I read every paperback western I could lay my hands on. This image does look like the country of Larry and Stretch.
  • vintage
  • australia
  • 27 Mar 2008, 07:35
Great sky Martin the only thing missing is a rattler thank god
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 27 Mar 2008, 07:47
Great picture and nice blue skies in Texas smile
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 27 Mar 2008, 08:33
Beautiful sky - I like the contrast between the blue of the sky and the arid brown earth.
Ingrid
The clouds formation is amazing here!
All it needs is John Wayne! Have you used a polariser on this Martin? I ask because I'm thinking of buying one.
This is gorgeous with the dramatic colours.
Great photo, rich in color.
Beautifully done
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands
  • 27 Mar 2008, 15:52
this resembles for me the 'west' that beautiful sky, those clouds, the stunning colors, love it.
Terrific sky. A lot of road movies are flashing before my eyes.
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 27 Mar 2008, 16:30
The rocks and cacti are great Martin but look at that sky, Amazing, stunning I just love itsmile
  • Jeroen
  • Netherlands
  • 27 Mar 2008, 17:01
Nice sky, is this a HDR photo?
Excellent sharp image!
  • tim
  • United Kindom
  • 27 Mar 2008, 19:29
fabulous capture Martin, wonderful contrast sky/rocks, super stuffsmile
  • Ellie
  • England
  • 27 Mar 2008, 21:57
My gosh, wow!

What did you do to get this so sharp and so deep?
  • Roz Sears
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 28 Mar 2008, 14:10
Quintessentially Texan, I would say. Lovely photograph. (:o)
  • PhotoSam
  • london, U.K.
  • 30 Mar 2008, 21:57
gorgeous...

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