Boyd & Kathy Turner Photo


Stories and pictures about our travels, our photography and the outdoors.


Paroxysm of Color

Paroxysm is defined as “a sudden attack or violent expression of a particular emotion or activity.” The onset of desert blooms is certainly sudden. The “Super Bloom” of 2019 certainly is a violent attack on the sensibility of some that the desert is a bare and boring place. The foot soldiers of this attack were the multitudes of flowers in many shades of yellow, gold, blue, violet and other colors. Millions of bright spots, each competing for attention, to show that the desert is not bland, monotone, boring or bare. In these images we used intentional movements of the camera to blur, yet focus on the colors of the bloom. We hope this paroxysm of color imparts a sudden attack of a pleasant emotion in your day. It certainly captured us.

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