Adobe and Shadows in Tubac Arizona

Tubac Arizona

Tubac Arizona

On my recent trip to the Southwest, I noticed one big difference between Arizona and Wisconsin. Summed up in one word – SUN! The sun seems to shine all the time. Now I know that is an exaggeration. We actually had one day (out of ten) that was cloudy and we did get caught in a rain shower. But for the most part, the sun was shining in that big, bright blue sky.

The sun makes for some great photo opportunities of shadow play. This adobe building not only had strong shadows from the wooden ramada, but also had more subtle shadows from a nearby palo verde tree.

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Comments

  1. Joanna Young says:

    I’ve really enjoyed the photos from this trip. Made me want to go a-travelling…

  2. Joanna Young says:

    I’ve really enjoyed the photos from this trip. Made me want to go a-travelling…

  3. I remember seeing the sun, I lived in Arizona as a child. Yep I remember seeing the sun back then.

    The adobe shadows are intriguing and you captured them well.

  4. I remember seeing the sun, I lived in Arizona as a child. Yep I remember seeing the sun back then.

    The adobe shadows are intriguing and you captured them well.

  5. Fantastic! Love the graphic simplicity of this..and the shadows. Yes!! Here at this time of year it feels as if sun is missing…

  6. Fantastic! Love the graphic simplicity of this..and the shadows. Yes!! Here at this time of year it feels as if sun is missing…

  7. Ahh sun, but it melts my snow :(.

  8. Ahh sun, but it melts my snow :(.

  9. Though simple, there is much to enjoy in this image. Very artistic capture.

  10. Though simple, there is much to enjoy in this image. Very artistic capture.

  11. I so love your pics of the Southwest. I have this theory that your eye sees things the rest of us take for granted.

  12. I so love your pics of the Southwest. I have this theory that your eye sees things the rest of us take for granted.

  13. ybonesy – I love your theory. Thanks!

  14. ybonesy – I love your theory. Thanks!

  15. Delightful composition!

  16. Delightful composition!

  17. I love how distinct the shadow is in this photo, makes a very neat post.

  18. I love how distinct the shadow is in this photo, makes a very neat post.

  19. I love the rustic feel and the shades of light and dark as well as the texture is great in the composition of simplicity. Wonderful!

  20. I love the rustic feel and the shades of light and dark as well as the texture is great in the composition of simplicity. Wonderful!

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