After using Photoshop for a length of time, one begins to quickly learn which images have a narrow color range. My muse, Valley Of Fire, with its abundance of orange sandstone, is the first place I thought of when seeing this week’s challenge title. Many of my images taken there, especially the detail shots, have one or two color values that can be altered with post-processing, and doing so only renders strange results.
The image above was taken in Valley Of Fire, in a wash that had been flooded, and now left to bake under the sun. In comparison, the wash below had been under a recent heavy flood. There’s quicksand under there, and fortunately, I didn’t have to find out where, as there was a way to get around this.
Another spot in Valley Of Fire, where water was working over a much longer period of time, was this skylight worn into the upper part of a small cave.
About a hundred miles away, in another of Nevada’s State Parks, Cathedral Gorge, there is a monochromatic setting of a different kind. It looks like mud, but is mostly bentonite clay, a by-product of once being under a lake.
We don’t receive much of a winter here in the desert, but places where winter lingers can become monochromatic and sometimes dreary. Montana is no stranger to a long winter, and there’s a subtle beauty to a land covered in white under overcast skies.
Michigan is also accustomed to winter, yet exchanges that coat of white for a vibrant green in the middle of summer.
In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Monochromatic.”