(nr Gila Hot Springs NM)
While in the Gila Wilderness, I of course came across the Gila River. My campsite overlooked it, and the adjacent tall cliffs. So, I took some photos featuring the water. Although, it was difficult for me to downplay the soaring cliffs.
It was evening when I arrived with the light a bit subdued. Still, there was plenty of color. The grasses, wildflowers, and some trees were showing off. Deep tones and reflections in the water provided nice contrasts.
A few small drops in the river created a little whitewater and ripples. The rocky cliffs added rugged vertical masses to offset all the vegetation, and the flowing stream. Really a nice variety of shapes, colors and textures.
It was a pleasant stroll along the river in the cool evening air and quiet of the forest. Alas, the sun soon went behind the mountains, and I reluctantly retired to my camp.
Camp: Gila NF-Forks CG drycamp
Scene: River, cliffs, wildflowers
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