Nothing quite prepares you for the bright turquoise colors of the Little Colorado River that is caused by dissolved travertine and limestone, similar to Havasu Creek. However in flash flood conditions the water will run brown. The confluence of the Little Colorado River with the Colorado River at mile 61.7, marks the end of Marble Canyon and the beginning of the Grand Canyon. The Little Colorado River Gorge is over 3000 ft deep at the confluence and its canyon forms one of the longest arms of the Grand Canyon, providing the principal drainage of the Painted Desert region of Arizona. The color of the water can vary among various shades of cyan (aqua, aquamarine, celeste, electric blue, cyan, turquoise) depending on water depth and where you are in the river. This location had the deepest cyan color.
E-M1ii, 7-14 f/2.8 at 7mm, 1/800s, f/10, + circular polarizer.
So I really can’t wait to get back to places like this. Maybe some of you are in the same boat ⛵️or you are hoping to see stuff like this for the first time. I’ve had a number of questions about what I am doing to save for adventures and recently I have been driving for @lyft. You can check my story for more details but it’s become quite profitable. As I show on my story I made over $1500 last week and that doesn’t even include cash tips which were many. In addition to good pay I’ve been able to meet people from all different cultures and walks of life which has been pretty cool. I’ve even made some contacts that I think will help for future adventures. And I’m able to be my own boss and take days off whenever I want. Like recently I had been working really hard and then decided it was time to explore so I packed my car and headed to northern Maine. It was as easy as that, didn’t need anyone’s approval and I had plenty of money to cover the journey. There are bonuses offered that vary from city to city. I started with a $625 Initial bonus for completing my first 100 rides and I can tell you that as a new driver in Boston there is a $360 start up bonus. If you’re interested to learn more just message me leave a comment or you can even sign up thru the link in my bio using the code BRIAN57991. Either way I hope you’re able to adventure soon I’m very confident that I’ll be traveling heavily in the fall with how things are going!
Prickly Paradise: Saguaro
Growing up in the desert I have become very aware of the ominous presence of cacti, though I learned much more on how to avoid these spiny dangers than how to get close to them. For this project I wanted to do exactly that, get close. The spines on each cactus are fascinating as well as painful, and up close these defense mechanisms are really quite beautiful. I thought this project would bring a unique perspective to these desert-dwelling plants, especially for those who prefer to keep a safe distance. Please enjoy!
📷All images taken on Nikon D800