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.