This place feels like the landscape of a beautiful, alien planet. On the complete opposite spectrum from the Pacific Northwest. I am intimidated, reverent and intensely curious. The desert, hot and dangerous, is teeming with extreme and rugged life. I don't know that I've ever been anywhere where there is so much wildlife everywhere I look.
The very bright sun has been a challenge to learn to photograph in, but I've found the light lends itself to dramatic black and white photos and helps create the feeling of that beautiful alien landscape I see when I look through the camera.