Guy Tal Photography / Celebrating the Landscape in Original Photographic Art

Mojave
Of the many natural wonders I have seen, deserts remain my refuge and main source of inspiration. In these places of extremes, I find endless beauty. More than that, in deserts I feel at home more than I do in any other place.
The Mojave is the smallest of the great American deserts. Though geographically contiguous to the high deserts of the Colorao Plateau, where I live, the Mojave has a different personality altogether. As soon as I begin my descent from the sandstone pateaus, the perfume of sagebrush gives way to the unmistakable scent of creosote, which dots the landscape, along with cholla cacti and Joshua trees, as far as the eye can see.
In these images I tried to convey the essence of how I feel in the Mojave. Certainly, documenting its distinctive geology and flora would have served a more scientific study, but to me the experience of the Mojave is in the stories of its many threads woven together.


   
  
 


Lay of the Land

 
   
  
 


Hidden Mine

 
   
  
 


Dune Walk

 
   
  
 


Last Hurrah

 
   
  
 


Ethereal Sands

 
   
  
 


Reclamation

 
   
  
 


Silvery Sediment

 
   
  
 


Imprints

 
   
  
 


The Racetrack

 
   
  
 


Down but not Out

 
   
  
 


Time Passes

 
   
  
 


Hovering

 
   
  
 


Erosion Ridges

 
   
  
 


Alluvial Wonderland

 
   
  
 


Marble Flame

 
   
  
 


Petrified Puddle

 
   
  
 


Rock Bubbles

 
   
  
 


Ephemeral Light

 
   
  
 


Desert Squall

 
   
  
 


Rare Fog

 
   
  
 


Stream of Life

 
   
  
 


Sensuous Sands

 
   
  
 


Dream On

 
   
  
 


Desert Dweller

 
   
  
 


Heart Of The Desert

 
   
  
 


Grace and Grit

 
   
  
 


Land of Shadows

 
   





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