When I first saw this challenge’s title and the words, “Let’s split our photos in two”, I thought there was no way I was going to have anything to add to the category. I distinctly remember my teacher’s words, “Don’t ever place the horizon in the middle of the viewfinder, you’ll end up with boring pictures”.
I found one shot that I like that fit the category, and posted that earlier. As I was going through my files this week, I came across another, then another, and yet some more. Seems I wasn’t heeding the advice so well. I’m sorry teacher, I think this was one rule that can be broken on occasion, because I like these.
I came across a few where rivers were against canyon walls, but the one I like best is this one from Zion National Park, Utah, where the river’s edge cuts the shot in two vertically:
In Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado in early summer, as the snow was still melting, I came across this snowbridge, which dissected this image in two:
In Bryce Canyon, Utah I shot this approaching thunderstorm over the horizon:
Also in Utah, I found this cactus in bloom in the desert south of Moab. The mountains beyond are over 12,000 feet in elevation, their tops are above treeline. So, half desert/half alpine terrain:
In a similar fashion, but further north, near Yellowstone National Park’s northeast entrance, the snow level made this a half-and-half:
A little closer to home, I shot this one in the Grand Canyon showing close detail as well as distant features:
Very close to home was this one from earlier in the month on the 4th of July. Half fireworks/half Stratosphere:
a favorite place of mine that I haven’t been to for a while is Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado. I shot this one on the edge of a dune crest there:
Another old favorite place, the Superstition Mountains of Arizona, yielded this image, “Halfway to the stars”:
Nearby, on the streets of Phoenix, we have half motion/half still buildings. I almost thought about posting this one for the ROY B GIV challenge:
The featured image on this post was taken near Parker, Arizona. The dried out desert looked across the river to the mountains in California, where the rain had started to fall. Here is the uncropped version:
Also near Parker, Arizona, this one is half spring flowers/half reason why there were spring flowers:
And finally, Ben Huberman started us out with a half-and-half from Devil’s Tower. Here is my take on that location:
In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Half and Half.”