Once upon a time there came a tremendous storm to the Sonoran desert. For two nights and two days raged the downpour, and its torrential rains swept sand and stone from the hills to a city nestled below. Now, most cities should have been devastated by this wrath from above, but this particular city, which is named Hermosillo, was prepared. The raging river sweeping down the streets was led harmlessly through a labyrinth of canals to a reservoir standing ready for all the mighty storm could muster. The sands carried by this river, however, took advantage of their journey to leave behind a series of beautiful etchings.
Most of the etchings left by this storm are simple abstracts of flowing ribbons and shallow ridges, but one of these displayed such intricate and intriguing designs that I decided to conserve it in a photograph and place it in my gallery for all the world to see. So was born the magical sand painting titled Adam’s Folly.
Photographed during my morning walk – after the storm – with the camera on my trusty I-Phone 4 and processed in Photoshop CS5. Morning Walk Series ⬇
These designs are etched into the concrete sidewalks lining the streets below the hills here in Hermosillo. They are most vivid just after the storm has passed, but even after 12 months and several light rains the impressions are still visible.
Photographed with the camera on an iPhone 4 and processed in PS CS5.