The Desert in Monochrome

A saguaro cactus standing tall along the Lost Dog Trail in the McDowell Mountain Sonoran Preserve. One of my images from New Year’s Day of the desert. The cloud covered sky was gray and dull, converting this image to monochrome gave it more life. In the distance you can just see one of the peaks of the McDowell Mountains with snow.  My image can also be seen in the Monochrome Madness gallery on Leanne Cole PHOTOGRAPHY blog.  As my blog title says, different isn’t wrong, it’s just different,  this image of the desert in monochrome is different for me as I usually shoot vibrant colors and macro.

saguaro at mcdowell mountain sonoran preserve

Saguaro Cactus in the McDowell Mountain Sonoran Preserve – Click on the image to purchase a print.


10 thoughts on “The Desert in Monochrome

      1. lauramacky

        Well we are going to Spring training in Scotsdale and then staying in Phoenix for awhile and doing some side trips like maybe Tonto Forest and perhaps Sedona. I’d love some ideas in Phoenix/Scotsdale area. That would really be great Tamara. Thank you!

  1. tbeckerphotos Post author

    You’ll be very close to where I live so I’ll send you an email with some suggestions. With all the rain we have had in the last month we are hoping for a spectacular wildflower season and you will be here at the perfect time!

  2. Nancy

    Oh, oh, oh… I love this! I may need to look at some of my photos of the desert and make them Monochrome. THANK YOU for the inspiration!

  3. Emilio Pasquale

    Black and white is a great decision for desert shots as they are usually pretty monochromatic anyway.

    1. tbeckerphotos Post author

      It depends on the time of year, day, etc as to the desert looking monochromatic. On this day the sky was overcast and very gray, which is quite unusual for the Sonoran Desert.


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