Phoenix, God’s oven
Posted by Ron Coleman on July 24, 2008
Originally uploaded by Ron Coleman
This is a really beautiful picture that, in the air conditioned comfort of home and after using two different computer programs to leach the excess photons out of it, actually makes Phoenix look like a place you would want to be in the summer for one or two minutes.
Have I mentioned that it’s not?
I could barely even open my eyes while taking this picture. That was with sunglasses. Dark ones. Of course there was also a waterfall in front of me. You never heard of the waterfall in the middle of the western Arizona desert? Yeah. Coleman Falls. It runs off my scalp down the smooth bed of my shiny forehead, cascades right past my squinting eyes, and deposits in the gentle basin forming around my shirt collar.
But with computer simulation, it almost as if the color green could be perceived by human sight in Phoenix in July. So you enjoy that.