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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Alone in the Old West

This lonely saguaro sits in the Salt River valley east of the Superstition Mountains. The photo of a lonely cactus was taken from a trail off of "The Road to Young" after a rare snow dusted the peaks. The scene seemed to beg for black and white and a panoramic crop to give it the feel of the cinematography of the classic Western films.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2017
Date Uploaded: 06.2017
Photo Location: Arizona, United States of America
Camera: DMC-GH4
Copyright: © Robert Nelson