Photography and commentary from John Fujimagari

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Petrified

Petrified

 

The petrified logs that are just laying about at Petrified Forest National Park near Holbrook, Arizona are amazing to see. From a distance they do look like logs or chunks of logs but up close you can see the crystalline structures within the tree shapes. If you stop at Jim Gray’s Petrified Wood Co. before you enter the park, make sure you haven’t lost your receipt, they will ask at the park entrance.

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Rolling Hill

Rolling HIll

 

Sometimes a simple contour with some light and shadow are all that you need to make a photo. I like this image in that the lines are basic but the textures, complex. The striated clouds and the winter grasses with the snow showing through. Flickr’s mapping calls this location Pageant, AB but I recall it as south of Milo, not to be confused with Rolling Hills which is about forty miles east of here.

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Thin Edge

Thin Edge

 

A friend commented that he thought I took the picture in Alberta. Although I shot this in Petrified Forest National Park, it is similar to formations near Drumheller and along the Red Deer River valley. All it takes are the right sedimentary deposits and consistent erosion.

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Desert Wash

Desert Wash

 

The desert southwest in the Four Corners states hold many charms. The dry landscapes are home to many interesting patterns and formations. Here the desert wash has eroded down to a lighter coloured layer in the mid-ground of the image.

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Autumn Road

Autumn Road

 

There are far worse things to do than travelling down side roads in the fall and see the coloured foliage. I found it interesting that the trees facing us on the left have lost their leaves but the ones farther in the grove and along the road have retained theirs. The gravel road tops a small rise and disappears into the distance.

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