Oasis in the Desert: Travertine and Ferns
|Desert Spring and Small waterfall|
Desert Springs is a natural spring in the Arizona desert. It is a small area surrounded by very little growth. Despite its closeness to a major interstate, it remains mostly hidden. As a local I heard about it from an acquaintance. I spent my morning visiting this beautiful location. Nobody was there when I came but it clearly gets some use in the summertime. Several sandbanks built around the outside created a lovely pool. That part is artificial. However the ferns, the travertine and the beautiful greenery are natural beauties.
There is limited room for maneuvering. Water also is a problem when combined with electrical equipment such as a digital camera. Using a wide-angle lens, I was able to try several compositions. The one featured above is my favorite. I tried to capture the waterfall, the hanging stalactite-like structure and the beautiful ferns and pool all in one photograph.