Yucca and Shadows

279. Shadows

at Palo Duro Canyon State Park in Texas

The yucca. I love the contrast of the green plant and the red earth. And how the shadow makes the plant larger than life.

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  1. I like the contrast too and I have always like Yuccas. We are even able to grow them up here!

  2. shadows are one of my favorite things. It’s sometimes hard to make them work to your advantage in photographs…but I think you did well with this one.

  3. myphotoscout says:

    Very nice. I like how you placed the plant in your picture.

  4. Exquisite detail. Am enjoying this tour of the desert!!!

  5. This is a treat for the eye. so many lines and contrasts.

  6. I love the contrasting colors and lines, my eyes were happy 🙂

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