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The Bigger Picture


On the drive from Phoenix to Sedona, Arizona, back in November, we stopped in Jerome, called "the wickedest town in the West" in 1903
because of its prostitution, gambling and vice.  Today it is a fabulous tourist mecca in the Wild, Wild West genre.

See the mine from my last post there in the center background?  It's called the Little Daisy Mine.
It was built by James Douglas, who also built this white Douglas Mansion
in 1916, now a museum.
All of this is actually visible from the city center of Jerome, behind me.

Sedona and the Red Rocks, our final destination, is there in the far background.

Sometimes in life it helps to see the larger scheme of things!


The Bigger Picture


On the drive from Phoenix to Sedona, Arizona, back in November, we stopped in Jerome, called "the wickedest town in the West" in 1903
because of its prostitution, gambling and vice.  Today it is a fabulous tourist mecca in the Wild, Wild West genre.

See the mine from my last post there in the center background?  It's called the Little Daisy Mine.
It was built by James Douglas, who also built this white Douglas Mansion
in 1916, now a museum.
All of this is actually visible from the city center of Jerome, behind me.

Sedona and the Red Rocks, our final destination, is there in the far background.

Sometimes in life it helps to see the larger scheme of things!


comments (43)

  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 12 Jan 2009, 00:18
Excellent image Ginnie The tone works very well.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Vintage,
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 12 Jan 2009, 00:25
What a vast landscape, great capture of it Ginnie.
Can you tell Vintage and I are on late shift? lol
Ginnie Hart: HA! Yes, I figured that early on last evening, Aussie (Atlanta time is 7p the night before when the SC page turns). smile I can just see the two of you working together, side by side. Thanks, as always, for your comments.
  • martie
  • United States
  • 12 Jan 2009, 01:24
Excellent! Talk about wide open spaces! You are so right, it does help to see the large sceme of things.
Ginnie Hart: Those wide open spaces are what we call the Arizona desert, Martie, right? The terrain really is something I'm not used to at all!
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
  • 12 Jan 2009, 01:55
Looks like a beautiful mansion. I'd like to wander through it without anyone escorting me. It would be amazing. Love the capture.
Ginnie Hart: I actually never got closer to this place than my camera from up on the hillside town, Sherri. I can imagine what it would feel like up close and personal.
  • Rian
  • United States
  • 12 Jan 2009, 02:30
yep, the view is definitely something.. the tone really does work well here.. nice shot.. smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Rian. It has such a lung-opening, expansive feel to it for me!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 12 Jan 2009, 04:01
Starkly beautiful vista, Ginnie. Really like your capture of the clouds here, too.
Ginnie Hart: It's the kind of vista I rarely see, Ray, so this was spectacular to my eyes. And you know me and clouds!! Thanks.
That's a glorious shot, Ginnie. You've really captured the vast sense of scale. Superb processing smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind Paul. Sometimes our lungs need to be opened up like this, right?! smile
This actually looks to be quite an industrial landscape Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: It does look that way, Chris, but if you stepped back even further, this was all that's there. Not too bad in even the bigger scheme of things!
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 12 Jan 2009, 07:57
You sure this wasnt shot on the moon, what a vista
Ginnie Hart: I know, Zed. Exactly!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 12 Jan 2009, 08:05
Een indrukwekkend beeld! - the by men made buildings and factories look lost in the great wide mountain desert! A dramatic sky and I like the shadows of the clouds lying over the land!
Ginnie Hart: These buildings were really just blips in the even bigger scheme of things, Philine. It was quite the vista for eyes that don't usually see such things.
  • blackdog
  • The Wasteland
  • 12 Jan 2009, 09:01
I do like these shots Ginnie, the buildings give a real sense of scale to the immense landscape.
Ginnie Hart: I totally agree, Mike. It's not something I see every day!
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 12 Jan 2009, 09:12
That is a fantastic overall view - so sharp and with many layers of interest. Fancy building that lovely mansion with a view right in front of the mine!
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: I know, Ingrid. It was totally fascinating to my wandering and wondering eyes! smile
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Jan 2009, 09:36
Lots of atmosphere from the dramatic looking sky Ginnie.
What a great looking place.
Like the tones you have used Musketeersmile
Ginnie Hart: It would have been fun to spend more time there, Tracy, and actually go down into the valley to see the mine and museum up close and personal. But this was all the time we had...from the lens of my camera...before heading on our way again.
Superb shot Ginnie. I like the immensity feeling!
Ginnie Hart: It really opened up my lungs, Richard! smile
A masterpiece Ginnie. The thought you give us is one of the most necessary things in life.
Ginnie Hart: It's so easy to get lost in the details, Albert and to sweat the small stuff, right?!!! Thanks.
What a huge mansion it is. Amazing clouds!
Ginnie Hart: And to think he used to live in it! A little hut somewhere would have done me just fine, Mary. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 12 Jan 2009, 12:08
Are you in a hot air balloon? Great picture of the bigger picture. Mine, make money, big house, sell mine to company, company bosses fight about the house, someone gets bonus for suggesting a museum, someone elses family manages the museum, Ginnie visits the museum, she takes a picture, the picture becomes part of the bigger picture ...

From this angle the faraway mountains and clouds are almost like a painting.
Ginnie Hart: Believe it or not, Louis, the hot-air balloon ride was from Sedona, way in the distance, and while we were up in it, the "driver" pointed out where Jerome was. So it was a nice back-n-forth in vista-gazing! And lest I disappoint you, we did NOT go into the valley to see this mine/museum up close and personal. This is as close as we got. At least it was better than nothing!
Sounds like it was a very interesting place in the past. Love this vast beautiful view, Ginnie. The mountain ranges and dramatic sky are stunning. You really captured and composed this shot superbly.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. This isn't something I see every day, so even to my eyes this is spectacular!!
  • Chad Doveton
  • location location location.
  • 12 Jan 2009, 14:10
This looks like some sort of film set.
Ginnie Hart: I have wondered if it was ever used as such, Chad. I totally agree!
As nice as the landscape in the U.K.is Ginnie sometimes these vast landscapes in countries such as yours are amazing and this is one of them as far as I am concerend. it all looks very arid though.
Ginnie Hart: I know what you mean, Brian. I don't usually see wide open spaces like this anywhere near Atlanta! And certainly not this arid! I guess that's why it's called the desert. smile
on croirait une base secrète... que doit-il s'y passer?
Ginnie Hart: It's fun to pretend what this could be, O-P, especially in a movie. smile Merci.
For us Brits, big open spaces of this scale, and knowing that there is more of the same going north south east and west ... is marginally mind blowing.
Thanks Ginnie. richard
Ginnie Hart: Actually, it's mind-blowing for me, too, Richard, coming from a state that doesn't look anything like this!
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 12 Jan 2009, 17:13
Absolutely stunning view. Love the composition and the processing. Very well captured!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Frida!
  • Liang
  • United States
  • 12 Jan 2009, 17:54
Beautiful! Certainly does look like a wild wild west kind of town. I love how you captured the landscape here!
Ginnie Hart: I actually haven't shown the town yet, Liang. This is on the outskirts of the town. Don't ask me why that was more important to me than the town! smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 12 Jan 2009, 19:03
I love 'Wild West' it looks very relaxed right now, no cowboys and Indians to see for far.
However this is a superb picture, the view is magnificent, the tones so 'Ginnie' gringrin, you love windmills, I love these kind of views.
@ Vintage and Aussie....you lucky devils that you can use internet while working, it is good that all the patients are...zzzzzz wink
Ginnie Hart: Not a cowboy or Indian to be seen anywhere, Astrid, you're right. smile I'll take your windmills any day of the week over this, hands down!!! (And yes, I thought the same thing about Aussie and Vintage. smile )
It wouldn't be my first choice of location for a mansion Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Nor mine either, Bill. We're on the same page. Way too hot for me in the summer. smile
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 12 Jan 2009, 20:05
Awesome - and I mean that in the true sense of the word - landscape. Altho I'm sure the mansion is enormous itself..in the midst of the vastness of the landscape - it's merely a small bump.
Ginnie Hart: Some things need to be brought down to size, Marcie, right?! smile Thanks.
Something "black" why are often located in the area that is hidden? / / Amazing images with good story / / Regards from Yogyakarta City, Indonesia / /
Ginnie Hart: I think those black spots are the shadows of the clouds, Bram, which amazes me. Thanks.
Very nice shot Ginnie, it is hard to imagine that someone lives in this middle of nowhere place
Ginnie Hart: I know what you mean, Navin. And in the summer it's very hot. I couldn't handle that, I'm afraid. sad
  • vera
  • France
  • 13 Jan 2009, 09:02
impressive , interesting for the mine reportage and information ! thks!
Ginnie Hart: It's something I don't know much about, Vera, so it was educational for me as well. Thanks.
  • Klaus
  • Germany
  • 13 Jan 2009, 14:00
Wow Ginnie .. like the deepness and clearness in the image. well captured
Ginnie Hart: Danke, kind Klaus. I'll never forget the place.
That is a beautiful landscape and the human intervention seems to fit right in. I like this shot a lot.
Ginnie Hart: It is as it is, Michael...in the vastness of the Arizona desert! smile Thanks.
  • NarB
  • France
  • 13 Jan 2009, 18:15
Great atmosphere and superb processing, poetic.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, NarB.
  • david
  • United States
  • 13 Jan 2009, 19:28
i like the desaturated brown palette of this shot and the distant hills are wonderful!
Ginnie Hart: This is such an unusual sight for me, David. The desert will always shock me!
  • Ilger.nl
  • Netherlands
  • 13 Jan 2009, 20:18
wow...impressive space here.
Ginnie Hart: It totally opens up your lungs, Ilger.
  • Larry Bliss
  • Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
  • 14 Jan 2009, 01:27
I love these rusty tones, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Larry. It felt like the desert!
  • monika
  • London
  • 14 Jan 2009, 18:32
Stunning landscape, great choice of tones too!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Monika. It's always good to see you. smile
  • Zeus
  • Sub-tropical London
  • 15 Jan 2009, 10:29
A great photo, and an amazing-looking landscape. I dream of one day doing a road trip through this area! H.
Ginnie Hart: I hope for you that your dream will come true on of these days/years, Harry! Thanks.
  • zohre
  • United Arab Emirates
  • 15 Jan 2009, 19:32
Excellent shot with a nice composition. smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Zohre!
  • Thomas
  • India
  • 16 Jan 2009, 12:51
Both this and the previous image as awesome composition. I like this one more because of the perfect DOF. Everything's in focus and the color scheme is fabulous. Congrats Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Thomas. Thank you kindly.
  • jamoula McKean
  • Australia
  • 26 Jan 2009, 01:29
I love this sort of panorama. It's a great shot in a very nice series.
Ginnie Hart: The Wild West is definitely a place to love, Jamoula. Thanks.
Great sense of the frontier Ginnie and quality control of the depth of field. remarkable photograph.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Darren, for backtracking to this image and commenting!
  • Mia
  • United States
  • 26 Feb 2009, 14:49
I will have to agree with everyone, no one's left any room for better words to talk about the picture tongue I especially love where you were standing to get this view. The effect you've used DOES give it a very wild west feel.
Ginnie Hart: Your words mean the world to me, Mia. Thank you.

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