Ocotillo – Sonoran Desert

Ocotillo - Sonoran Desert, California

Ocotillo - Sonoran Desert, California


Here’s one (pronounced oco-teeyo) from a new series that I’ve been working on for the last couple of months. Photographed near the California/Arizona/Mexico border a little more than a week ago (click to enlarge).

Chamonix 4×5, vintage Wollensak Verito 9″, Fuji Acros. I’d love to hear any thoughts you may have. Enjoy!

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4 thoughts on “Ocotillo – Sonoran Desert

  1. The ocotillos out in CA are so big! We have a lot out here, but most of them just don’t get to be that big it seems. I guess the soil is better out there. Beautiful image, MG. It’s creamy.

  2. THANKS, Laurent!

    Soil? They grow in fairly sub-standard conditions and substrates, but that’s why I’m so very impressed with them. Desert plants have amazing environmental adaptions. And yes, we get some pretty big ones out here. But hey, we don’t have your saguaros, either. Speaking of which, I think I got a couple of good b/w saguaro images you may like (with the Verito), but I still have some film to develop. Coming soon.

    Thanks for your comment, Laurent. Did you receive your print?

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