Just got back from a quick trip to Yuma for some "across the border" dental care....I knew I would have a free day so I picked out the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument as an opportunity to shoot something new and unique. These organpipe cacti mostly just grow in Mexico but I guess there was a big enough batch in this region 75 miles south of Gila Bend that the Fed's made it a National Monument.
The final scene from Monty Python’s Holy Grail movie-
Bridgekeeper: STOP! What… is your name?
Sir Galahad: Sir Galahad of Camelot.
Bridgekeeper: What… is your quest?
Sir Galahad: I seek the Grail.
Bridgekeeper: What… is your favourite colour?
Sir Galahad: Blue. No, yellOOOOOOOW!! [is cast into the gorge]
In my mind I had a handful of exceptional compositions I had hoped to accomplish and I was even prepared to sleep in my car overnight to perfectly capture sunset, the stars and then sunrise. Three hundred miles later on the same day I returned to Yuma feeling the Bridgekeeper has cast me into the gorge with barely an image to show for my efforts.