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Location: Puerto Blanco Mountains (600 m)      by: Christoph Seger
Area: United States      Date: 2014-03-02
Some minutes south of the trailhead to dripping springs the desert landscape apears pristine and untouched. Be asured that this impression is only owed to the shallowness of a tourists view; this is a battered and abused land full of conflicts and problems.

See

www.tucsonweekly.com/general/pdfs/2009-12-10BorderResourceImpacts.pdf

for more impressions.

Nevertheless I was very happy to get the chance to visit this part of the ORPI; it was little more than three months before my visit, that the road leading to this trailhead was reopened (hikearizona.com/photoset.php?ID=28141; www.americansouthwest.net/arizona/organ_pipe/puerto_blanco_drive.html). For further details on this trip see pano 15665.

Technical stuff: 17 HF raws at 10:55 MEZ with tripod and NPA.
DPP, hugin, gimp (slight crop, scaling, Tonwert-Korrektur) and PS (Lichter / Tiefen)

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Where is Clint Eastwood on his horse dragging the coffin behind him?
2014/09/02 15:57 , Wolfgang Schmähling
Macht es einen guten Stimmung (I do not know if it says so :-)).
2014/09/02 20:28 , Giuseppe Marzulli
Sozusagen im Outback Arizonas. Bist ja schon fast in Mexico hier.
Filmreifes Pano - El-Dorado mäßig :-)
2014/09/02 21:40 , Hans-Jürgen Bayer
Angesichts der famosen Farben wankt mein Vorurteil gewaltig, daß es in Wüsten wenig zu sehen gibt und in Halbwüsten davon eben die Hälfte.
Es grüßt Wolfgang
2014/09/03 01:22 , Wolfgang Bremer
Although there may be conflicts, it must be allowed to focus on the landscape, which is enigmatic. LG Jan.
2014/09/03 23:03 , Jan Lindgaard Rasmussen
Klasse Landschaft und Vegetation. Sieht aber nach fiesen Krabbeltieren aus da...

lG,
J
2014/09/04 22:53 , Jörg Engelhardt
Krabbeltiere ... eher nicht, die sind ja nicht blöd und rennen in der Sonne herum falls du Skorpione meinst. Habe auch keine Schlangen gesehen, die würde ich eher in der Sonne erwarten - aber nix, keine Klappertiere - leider.
2014/09/05 08:30 , Christoph Seger
Good pipes!
What do you find more often, Subbass 16', Principal 8' or Octave 4'??
2014/09/05 10:40 , Pedrotti Alberto
Good question!!

However ... these are not Organ Pipe cactus stems you can see here :-))

The Saguaro Cactus stems you can see here are about 100 years old; if they start to branch, they are much older. The have subbass height - 16' at least; subass 32' would be rare - as it is in organs. If they are smaller - w.g. octave 4' - you can find them below bushes (e.g. the Paloverde) - so called nursing trees.

The Organ Pipe Cactus is more branched; its size is more principal 8'; you can see a decend specimen in my picture 15054

Herzlichst Christoph
2014/09/05 11:13 , Christoph Seger
Bildaufbau und die feine farbliche Abstimmung setzen die eindrückliche Landschaft großartig in Szene!!

Herzlichst
Hans-Jörg
2014/09/28 09:22 , Hans-Jörg Bäuerle

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