Western Luna

Arla M. Ruggles

Cherry Creek-Ely_NV, United States

Artist's Description

Telegraph Mountain Wilderness – Eastern Nevada
(2008)


Bad Moon Rising Challenge on The CatRaven Challenge Group
(2011.JAN.07)
May Avatar Challenge on Favorite Places You Make, Take, Or Paint
(2010.MAY.03)
Your Favorite Place To Go Challenge On ImageWriting
(2009.OCT.29)

  1. 5
    (2013.OCT.07)
  2. A Wilderness Somewhere
    (2013.AUG.4)
  3. 10+ Features
    (2010.AUG.24)
  4. Circles of the World
    (2010.JUL.12)
  5. Full Moon
    (2010.JUN.26)
  6. Shoot The Moon
    (2010.APR.04)
  7. Steptoe Valley Photographers’ Association
    (2010.MAR.14)
  8. Featured Only
    (2009.NOV.27)
  9. Before and After
    (2009.NOV.20)
  10. Once In A Blue Moon
    (2009.OCT.30)
  11. America’s – Rural, Urban, Wild, Free
    (2009.OCT.20)
  12. Photographers of RedBubble
    (2009.OCT.05)
  13. Victorian Viewfinders
    (2009.OCT.03)
  14. The Wild West Show
    (2009.OCT.01)
  15. Lifeline
    (2009.SEP.21)
  16. Peace, Love, & Tranquility
    (2009.SEP.21)

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.

Views: 2,925 (2012.FEB.20)
Views: 1,963 (2011.JAN.07)
FAV’s: 22 ♥♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥♥ ♥♥


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

(2009.JUL.15)


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


The Moon

(2009.JUL)


Canon 350D EOS
Sigma 70-300mm


Views: 4,495 (2013.OCT.07)
RB Favs: 23
FB Likes: 15

Views: 3,306+(2012.OCT.26)
Views: 2,191 (2011.MAR.16)
FAV’s: 25 ♥♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥♥

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