The Color Desert

Panoply of tints from an arid land...

Although many envision the desert as monochromatic with a seemingly endless monotony of sameness the arid landscape is varied polychromatic. 

The variety of chroma is as great as any moisture saturated terrain and displays subtly or brightly depending on object, time of year and place. The color palette ranges across the hues of blue, yellow, brown, green, red with a vast catalog of pigmentation from azure, cobalt, gold, sand, copper, sepia, jade, turquoise, coral, rose and gradations in between. Coloration blends and folds into the scenery or stands out distinctly among the backdrop. This set of photos demonstrates tinges of yellow, green and red.


  1. I was born, raised, and live in this desert. I have travelled the world. I still think this is one of the most beautiful places in the world. Keep showing the desert beauty in your pictures.

  2. I can say the same thing about living here, having traveled the world and still thinking this is the most beautiful place in the world. My father thought the same thing and he grew up here. Thanks for the comment and my focus is to continue to show the beauty of our desert.