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(June, 2004)

Fulvio Senore

Castello di Rivoli

John E Schwarzell

Teddy Bear Chollas in Box Canyon

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, California, USA

8:40am Pacific Time

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© 2004 John E Schwarzell, All Rights Reserved.

On the Solstice I drove down to Box Canyon in the early morning to catch some light that would make the Teddy-Bear Chollas glow in the long shadows. I decided to "hand-tint" the image after treating it with a sepia process to emphasize the beautiful chollas and long shadows.

Box Canyon is in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, which is the largest state park in California, encompassing more than 600,000 acres. Because of its size and diversity, the park is best described by dividing it into 7 distinct geographic and geologic regions. Box Canyon can be found in the Blair Valley region. The park is near the Salton Sea East of San Diego, CA.

Terraserver Topo Map and Aerial Photo of Box Canyon
Photographed on a Nikon D100 with a Sigma 8mm Fisheye and QuickPanIII panohead at 3 degrees up, ISO 200 for 1/30s to 1/800s @ f/11 in the NEF image format. The images were processed for vignetting and were stitched with PTMac, edited and layered with Photoshop 5.5 and 7.0 and processed with MakeCubic & QuickTimePro. Sprites were added for the Full Size mov format and for automatic panning written by Steven Gulie at Quick Time for the Web.

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