Western Luna by Arla M. Ruggles

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Telegraph Mountain Wilderness – Eastern Nevada

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The Challenge: “If you had 24 hours to live …”
For me, the answer was easy!:

I would follow my heart to Telegraph Mountain, to explore again the familiar crags and peaks, and rugged canyons running down to the high desert.

I would climb to the top and look out once more across the vast expanse of the mountain itself—then further – across Butte Valley, the Butte Mountains, all the way to the Rubies to the west, and the Egan and Cherry Creek Ranges to the northeast. I would climb higher still – to see Steptoe Valley and the Schell Creek Mountains that disappear into the southeastern horizon.

I would talk to the deer and the elk, and the wild horses that roam the foothills. (May I not live to see the day of no mustangs on this land!)

I would drink from pristene springs, and sing along with the perpetual song of the creeks rushing to find the desert.

If my last hours should happen to be in Fall, I would pick wild berries and pinon nuts. I would eat my fill beneath the quakies, without care for tomorrow’s consequences.

Up there, I can see the whole wild world, much as it looked a century ago. Up there in the Wilderness, the cares of Humanity are far away.

Let my last act be a shutter-click lightning-strike: a crack through which my spirit may slip from this world into the next. Let my last word be “Freedom!“

Experimental composite – Digital double-exposure.

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Canon 350D EOS
Canon 18/55mm and Sigma 75/300mm
Corel PhotoImpact x3 and JASC PaintShop Pro x7
Gradient filters

Elements Of Composition:
Original image


Canon 350D EOS
Canon 18-55mm
JASC Paintshop Prox7 + Corel PhotoImpact x3

The Moon


Canon 350D EOS
Sigma 70-300mm

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Great Basin Life exists … between … high desert expanses and majestic mountain wilderness.

Daily, I watch the winds of change sweeping away what remains of our western culture and heritage, and the land that has produced them.

My mission is to preserve as much as I can, of that which will soon vanish, through my photography.

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  • Steven  Siow
    Steven Siowover 5 years ago

    Good try & nice work.

  • Thank you, Steven!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Yuri Lev
    Yuri Levover 5 years ago

    Very nice, pleasing and decorative.

  • Thanks so much, Yuri!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • RodeoImagesAus
    RodeoImagesAusover 5 years ago

    Wonderful Arla…

  • Thanks, Rosemaree …. it’s what I do when I feel uneasy. ;]

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonover 5 years ago

  • WOW!! Thanks very much!!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Oncemore
    Oncemoreover 5 years ago

    Lovely work:))

  • Thanks, Vanessa!
    (Pretty simple, next to your outstanding compositions. ;])

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Elaine Teague
    Elaine Teagueover 5 years ago

    Very well done Aria.

  • Thank you very much, Elaine!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • linaji
    linajiover 5 years ago

    This series is amazing!!

  • Thank you so much, Linaji!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonover 5 years ago

    Your welcome

  • Anne  McGinn
    Anne McGinnover 5 years ago

    just amazing Arla!

  • Thank you very much, Anne!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • colorblind
    colorblindover 5 years ago

  • Thank you very much, colorblind!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

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