Taken in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument which is located 145 miles west of Tucson, Arizona.

Nikon D-80 at 40 mm
18-135 mm lens
1/320 at F/9

Best viewed large


cactus, mountains, arizona, roads, southwest, saguaros, wild west, organ pipe

A long-time passion, I’ve held a camera in my hand for as long as I can remember. Capturing “the moment” is my goal, whether it be people, wildlife or a beautiful Arizona sunset. I am originally from NYC but now live in the desert southwest.
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  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanover 4 years ago

    OOOO!!!!!! OOOOO!!!! Barbara!!!!! What a gorgeous image!!!! Such fantastic detail and rich color!!!!!! WOWOWOOWOW!!!!! I LOVE it!!!!!

  • Hi sweetie, thanks so much. It was a 3 hour drive on a very boring road! Not sure whether it was worth it or not, but still had a nice day!

    – Barbara Manis

  • Johan  Nijenhuis
    Johan Nijenhuisover 4 years ago


  • Thank you very much, Johan!

    – Barbara Manis

  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsover 4 years ago

    Oh My Barbara!! stunning image!! l beautiful views and excellent clarity – love the cactus on the left leading into the scene – great dof!!!

  • Thank you, dear Kate! Appreciate your support so much!

    – Barbara Manis

  • Judy Grant
    Judy Grantover 4 years ago

    This a very nice image ! Love the rock formations!

  • This is the trip we took yesterday. Thanks, Judy! See you manana!

    – Barbara Manis

  • Kim McClain Gregal
    Kim McClain Gr...over 4 years ago

    This is awesome! I love the left framing with the cactus!

  • Thanks so much, Kim!

    – Barbara Manis

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersover 4 years ago

    Your cacti is much prettier than ours. We have a rock formation called the kissing camels that looks so much like the ones in your picture. A very beautiful desert picture. x

  • Thank you very much, Lori!

    – Barbara Manis

  • Deborah  Benoit
    Deborah Benoitover 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture Barbara!

  • Thanks so much, Deb!

    – Barbara Manis

  • mrcoradour
    mrcoradourover 4 years ago

    OH My This is another great capture that gives the impression, that John Wayne will be charging around that corner.

    Excellent shot.

  • I can see that too, Malcolm! Thanks very much, my friend! Glad you’re feeling better!!!

    – Barbara Manis

  • billfox256
    billfox256over 4 years ago

    It is a desolate ride, if you go through the reservation country, but is well worth every moment. A really terrific shot!!!!, Bill

  • Thank you very much, Bill!

    – Barbara Manis

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1over 4 years ago

    WOW! awesome!!

  • Thank you my dear friend!

    – Barbara Manis

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