Here's a couple of more from the desert just for Parker. This is Red Mountain in the background. I was VERY fascinated with this mountain and drawn to it everyday when I was out there but it is located on an Indian Reservation and they wouldn't let us hike out there. One of these days....
While at the top of a mountain for other reasons I took this shot looking east towards the Superstition Mountains. I was trying to get more color from the blooming cactus but I wasn't that succsessful. I was also very tired by the time I got to the top so I wasn't thinking straight! LOL
As a side note, the wife and I went to the "Big City" this weekend and while we were there I took the opportunity to do a little camera shopping. I didn't buy anything, not yet anyway, but I was looking at the Nikon D3 and D700. I haven't made up my mind yet but while looking at these two cameras I was made aware of a new Nikon lens I didn't know about.
The lens, a full frame 28-300mm came out last August but I hadn't heard anything about it. This is one really nice lens! It doesn't do much for the DX style cameras but if you are shooting full frame this may be the all in one lens you'll want. I know it's something I plan on getting when I go full frame. The reviews of the lens have been pretty good and although a lot of the lens is plastic, I was still impressed with how it handled and worked. So if you're planning on going full frame I would suggest you take a look at this lens.