The Road to Phoenix

A long and dusty road trip along i8 from Yuma to Gila Bend then onto the 85 towards Tucson with a few rest area breaks to stretch the legs and have a drink. The railroad line runs parallel for a fair few miles and the goods trains appear to be endless in length, they go on and on pulled and pushed by 2 or 3 massive diesel locos.

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A rest area with a goods train passing by Yuma to Tucson
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A part of an apparently endless good train

The terrain is wild, arrid and harsh but has an intoxicating beauty of it’s own. The endless stretches of bare sandy soil are interspersed with copses of strange leafless trees, massive cacti and thick brush where the birds sing and small mammals live in abundance.

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Apache country near Tucson, Arizona
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A desert bird with the perfect camouflaged plumage
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A very small emerald green hummingbird
1800 Arizona Cactus and Hills 170120_DSF1112
Wild hills and fog on the road to Phoenix near Globe
1800 Arizona Landscape near Globe 170120_DSF1118
Old and deserted land with rusty old gates 


Published by barrygoble

Photography - The Capture of Moments Gone By.......... I studied photography way back in the 1970’s. We used film camera’s and digital was not even on the horizon. Since then I’ve learned to appreciate the small things that make up the beautiful world we live in. To photograph special moments in time and translate them into art without feeling the need to over-process. A great image is great because of the moment it captures and the skill and patience needed to capture it…

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