Phoneography Challenge: Nature…Rift in the sky

Posted: February 2, 2014 in Nature, Phoneography Challenge
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Sunrises and sunsets in the desert can be very soft, filled with pastel colors, or they can be very dramatic. This sunrise may encompass both.  The colors are soft, the effect of the rift dramatic.  I caught one shot slightly softened, the other sharper.  In true Phoneography tradition, which do you like better and why?  The difference in color happens when the iPad focus goes to a slightly different place, but the unedited photos were taken one after the other.

Tomorrow is the one-year anniversary of the Phoneography Challenge, although I didn’t discover it until later.  Congratulations, Sally, and everyone who participates.  Sally not only shares wonderful photos, but a plethora of wonderful photos, thoughts and photo websites.  “Nature” is the theme for the first Monday of the month and by clicking on the word, you’ll be able to access not only Sally’s site but links to the photos for all the week’s participants.  Join us, if only to enjoy that talent.



  1. I like the first one, one feels like a bird or something looking from that height across to all the other trees in the distance. 🙂

  2. The second is more dramatic, the palm seems to pierce the rift!

  3. denasgoodlife says:

    I like the second one. It’s more dramatic and draws my attention to the sky rather than the houses. Looks like an opening to heaven.

  4. FireBonnet says:

    I like the second… the ‘rift’ is more pronounced and the eye goes directly to that and the mountain beneath. Very nice captures!