By Scott Shephard
On the last full day Deb and I were in the Palm Springs area in California, we went to Indian Canyons. There are several hiking trails of varying difficulty but we took the easy one. Deb understands my methods well enough to know that when I am taking photos, a 30 minute hike can stretch into something much longer.
The web site for Indian Canyons says "it is a place of contrasts." That's apt because you have nearly barren mountains, flowering cactus and shaggy palm trees all in one frame. Oh, and a brilliant blue sky. (I thought South Dakota's skies were blue!)
Thanks, Jim and Char, for recommending this place. We would certainly go back if we get back to this part of the world again.
Canon 5DIII 1/500s f/16.0 ISO400 40mm