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Exploring Watson Lake in Arizona’s Granite Dells

  
 
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Congratulations to Ross Martin for winning Feature Thread of the Week with 15 votes - View Previous Winners


My first time ever in this area three days ago and it was fascinating! Wandered around the wonderfully eroded granite boulders finding a variety of compositions, and one evening especially the blues, pinks, and purples reflecting from a dusk sky were lovely. Hope you enjoy these views, and thanks for looking!

Cheers,
Ross





Dusk at Watson Lake and Granite Dells with San Francisco peaks in distance






Sunlit trees reflected in Watson Lake






Three islands at dusk






Intriguing shapes of eroded granite






Blues, pinks, and purples on the lake






Boulders and blue sky reflected in ripples



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Feb 22, 2022 at 02:17 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Exploring Watson Lake in Arizona’s Granite Dells


Beautifully captured "otherworldly" images. Great location, well done.


Feb 22, 2022 at 02:21 PM
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Truly beautiful compositions, Ross! The first and the third image are my favorites. I love how you included the distant snow capped mountain peak in the first image, along with the upper atmosphere. Very well balanced. The third image is amazing with the trees growing up out of the rock, all surrounded by water. The abstracts are gorgeous, too! A most wonderful collection!!!

David



Feb 22, 2022 at 02:23 PM
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Exquisite set. If I had to choose one, it would be a close call between #2 and #3.



Feb 22, 2022 at 02:44 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Exploring Watson Lake in Arizona’s Granite Dells


Great set! Beautiful color and forms.

My house was less than a mile from Watson Lake and I used to walk there several days a week. The change in appearance during the year is amazing as the water level rises and falls.

Your first image is in exactly the same direction as my series, https://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1744489 capturing the Granite Dells, the mountains east of Prescott Valley and the San Francisco Peaks.

Rich



Feb 22, 2022 at 03:11 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Exploring Watson Lake in Arizona’s Granite Dells


Beautifully taken - wonderful color rendition and great composition


Feb 22, 2022 at 03:31 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Exploring Watson Lake in Arizona’s Granite Dells


Ross, just outstanding composition. The reflection image #2 is just outstanding. Very strong set and it earns my vote.


Feb 22, 2022 at 04:49 PM
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Striking images!


Feb 22, 2022 at 05:48 PM
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Great collection bud! It was fantastic exploring this place together. You’ve captured a bit of the soul of the Granite Dells.


Feb 22, 2022 at 10:32 PM
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Beautiful!


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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Exploring Watson Lake in Arizona’s Granite Dells


Beautiful images.


Feb 23, 2022 at 01:27 AM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Exploring Watson Lake in Arizona’s Granite Dells


Fine work on these, Ross. Don't remember seeing pics from this location before.


Feb 23, 2022 at 08:09 AM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Exploring Watson Lake in Arizona’s Granite Dells


Great shots! 3 and 5 are my favorites. I saw another FMer post about this place several years ago, and managed to stop by while on a road trip for some sunrise shots. Unfortunately I also had a multi-day case of the explosive runs at the time too, so it was a short photo session.


Feb 23, 2022 at 08:15 AM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Exploring Watson Lake in Arizona’s Granite Dells


Nice! Had I known you would be here I would have directed you to another area at Watson Lake. Peavine Trail on the opposite side of where you were.

And we have a memorial bench where you were for my mom. Which is hard to miss! She has a nice "view" of Watson, Glassford Hill (extinct volcano that was involved with the geology here), and the San Francisco Peaks.



Feb 23, 2022 at 09:11 AM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Exploring Watson Lake in Arizona’s Granite Dells


These are fantastic! Well done and thank you!


Feb 23, 2022 at 01:10 PM
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These compositions are all superb. Inspiring images that make me want to get out there and capture the beauty out there in the world.


Feb 23, 2022 at 04:16 PM
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brad-man wrote:
Beautifully captured "otherworldly" images. Great location, well done.


@brad-man, thank you for your positive comment! I like your choice of word, otherworldly, that fits the vibe there.

Cheers,
Ross




Feb 23, 2022 at 05:16 PM
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Starfire8 wrote:
Truly beautiful compositions, Ross! The first and the third image are my favorites. I love how you included the distant snow capped mountain peak in the first image, along with the upper atmosphere. Very well balanced. The third image is amazing with the trees growing up out of the rock, all surrounded by water. The abstracts are gorgeous, too! A most wonderful collection!!!

David


Appreciate your great feedback David, thanks!

Cheers,
Ross



Feb 23, 2022 at 08:35 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Exploring Watson Lake in Arizona’s Granite Dells


Wow, keep them coming please


Feb 23, 2022 at 08:39 PM
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Rajan Parrikar wrote:
Exquisite set. If I had to choose one, it would be a close call between #2 and #3.


Rajan, thank you so much!



Feb 23, 2022 at 10:04 PM
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