I was pleasantly surprised to stumble on this and it is one of the best examples of good cracked mud I have come across. In fact it might be the best example of cracked mud I have captured and I say this due to the large cracks were and the depth they were in the mud. Better yet, you may be surprised where I found this.
It’s not in the middle of a desert wash or a canyon in Utah, but instead a storm water collection ‘system’ in Arizona. I was out for a long walk when I happened to look inside this water collection basin.
It is about the size of a football field and completely enclosed to prevent access. When the monsoon rains come the flowing water collects in here and slowly dissipates, and I guess that keeps the water from flooding streets and neighborhoods. I assume after years of collecting that water it has accumulated about 1 foot of silt or mud so when the rains stop, it dries out and created this.
I had my iPhone and stuck my hand and phone through metal fence and began clicking away and this is one of many results. I captured various different perspectives that all used the lines flowing in various directions. I will definitely be sending this to my stock photo agent.
So the lesson is to always have a camera with you no matter what. You may just discover something unique and marketable.Keep Reading: Full Post and Comments!
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