Winter sun brings the crystal landscape to life.

Cherry Creek Canyon – Central Eastern Nevada, USA

NEVADA: The Silver State

Canon 550D EOS
Sigma 70-300mm

Corel PhotoImpact x3


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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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  • A.M. Ruttle
    A.M. Ruttleover 1 year ago

    Hi Arla, I see you’re enjoying the winter! Hope all’s well on your end of the Intermountain West!

  • Hey there, Ann! Yes, lots of snow will make for a magnificent spring and summer, some weeks from now. :)

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 1 year ago

    Very nice capture

  • Thank you, Larry!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerover 1 year ago

    Nice capture my friend. Well done.

  • Thank you, Tom!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

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    NatureGreeting...over 1 year ago

    Beautiful capture!!

  • Thank you so much!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Robyn Carter
    Robyn Carterover 1 year ago

    Beautiful light in the golden hour of sunrise :)

  • Thank you, Robyn! ’Twas worth getting up early to see. :)

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • TokikoAnderson
    TokikoAndersonover 1 year ago

    take me away!

  • Come on over — ANY time! :)

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • TheWanderingBoo
    TheWanderingBooover 1 year ago

    simply beautiful

  • Thank you, my wanderful friend!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Lynn Bawden
    Lynn Bawdenover 1 year ago

    I love this beautiful shot Arla!!! The glow shows that Spring is not far off!!! Congratulations on this feature!!! It is beautiful!!! ~ Lynn………..a fave as well!!!

  • Thank you VERY MUCH, Lynn!
    Happy St. Pat’s!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

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