Saturday, December 16, 2006

Light On The Dobies

The sun was playing games on the Dobies this cold afternoon, and the hills responded well. If you want to see more of my Dobie shots, click here.

12 comments:

Pierre said...

Wow, gorgeous... What a wonderful State!

Kate said...

What are the Dobies and where were you when you took this fantastic photo?

Olivier said...

superbe ces dunes, les couleurs sont magnifiques

superb these dunes, the colors are splendid

Jing said...

wow!!
beautiful....indeed!!
i mean those mountains!!!
some brilliant arts made by the nature~~~
have a nice weekend.

jing

photowannabe said...

Awesome Bill, the shadow play is fascinating.

kris said...

amazing!
i can only dream of being there

Bill said...

Kate, The Dobies are basically mud hills, a remnant of the ancient seabed. They don’t support much in the way of vegetation, motorcycles love them, and you don’t want to set foot on them if they are wet, as you will bring much of them home with you! They are more ore less neutral in color so they pick up ambient light very well, making them very fun to photograph, which I often do. This was made evident from a comment my brother made today saying: “Dobies and rivers. Got anything else over in delta?” If you do a search on this blog (field in upper left hand corner) for “Dobies”, you will find the 4 posts I have done on them, showing very different scenes.

Bill said...

Kate, To answer your second question, this was taken from our back yard.

Lucy said...

BEEE-autiful!

Ioanna said...

This is amazing! I've never seen such a thing before! I thing I love those "dobies". And you can see them from your back yard! I'm impresed! I don't how it is to see them all day, 365 days a year, but I find those dobies wonderful and interesting! Well! Have a nice day though!

Ann said...

Great photo!! In this light Dobies looks like they are made of iron... very beautiful...

The Wellspring said...

ooo, this is a great shot! And thanks for explaing what dobies are as I did not know either. :)