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The park and it’s surrounding area are known for it’s unique geological significance, it’s beautiful varied desert growth, and it’s historical importance. As you can see, the Mexican Poppies are in full bloom and it is certainly a sight to see. Picacho Peak is located off of I-10 between Tucson and Phoenix, AZ

Nikon D-80
18-135 mm lens at 20mm
F/9, ISO 200
5 exposures converted to HDR in Photomatrix 3


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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  • cherylc1
    cherylc1almost 5 years ago

    Wow~ Gorgeous capture and colors!!!

  • Thank you, sweetie-pie!!!

    – Barbara Manis

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersalmost 5 years ago

    The desert has a beauty all its own. Wonderful work, Barbara. x

  • Thank you so much, Lori!

    – Barbara Manis

  • Evita
    Evitaalmost 5 years ago

    ♥ Wonderful capture !!! :D ♥

  • Thanks very much, dear Evita!

    – Barbara Manis

  • Judy Grant
    Judy Grantalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful my dear !!!:) WE ARE LEAVING ON THE 12TH FOR SURE:(

  • Thanks, Judy! But I don’t want you to leave!!!

    – Barbara Manis

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful work Barbara

  • Thanks very much, Marvin!

    – Barbara Manis

  • riata66
    riata66almost 5 years ago

    What a beautiful scene, Barbara. Looks as tho spring has sprung there. Such pretty colors and lighting.

  • Thanks so much, Karen! Yes, we have spring in the desert!

    – Barbara Manis

  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful capture Barbara (yes I am concentrating not Vicky tonight lol) what a fabulous view!! the desert has a beauty of it’s own and if i lived here I don’t think I would ever leave.

  • You remembered my name, lol! Thanks so much, Kate! I will probably never leave! You must come for a visit one of these days!

    – Barbara Manis

  • lorilee
    lorileealmost 5 years ago


  • Thank you very much, Lori!

    – Barbara Manis

  • Lori Deiter
    Lori Deiteralmost 5 years ago

    Gorgeous desert landscape!!! Love the colors Barbara!! Great shot!

  • Thank you very much, Lori!

    – Barbara Manis

  • carlosramos
    carlosramosalmost 5 years ago

    Nicely captured, beautiful view !!

  • Thanks so much, Carlos!

    – Barbara Manis

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