David Whitney French Photography | Desert Marigolds in Sanctuary Cove

Desert Marigolds in Sanctuary Cove

February 22, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Wildflowers at Sanctuary CoveWildflowers at Sanctuary Cove

After spending nearly three weeks on a business trip in snowy Virginia, a beautiful desert hike made me glad to be back Tucson. My wife and I decided to take a walk around Sanctuary Cove.  Just a few minutes from the city and located at the base of Safford Peak, we were lucky enough to catch some blooming desert wildflowers.

The shot here was taken with my Nikon D7000, which has been my trusty travel camera, and a Tokina 11-16 wide-angle lens. The camera's exposure was 1/100th of a second and the aperture was f10, using ISO 100.

The wildflowers along the path are Desert Marigolds, which are native to the Sonoran Desert and bloom from early March to late November.



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I have been taking pictures since I was about 6 years old.  I started with a Kodak Instamatic.  Just holding that Kodak was fun back then. Today, the camera badge may say "Nikon", but the fun of taking someone's photograph is still there. 


Times have changed regarding photography over the past 20 years.  My first business was in in Corpus Chirsti, Texas back in 1992.  I went under the same name, my name, David Whitney French Photography.  One of my favorite photo gigs was doing weddings.  Why?  Well, besides being a challenge at times, with the stress of getting the right shot in the age of film, everyone was happy!  It was a happy time for the groom, bride, attendants, everyone.  What more could I ask for?  Hanging out, with a camera for a few hours or more with a bunch of happy people.


Oh, and I like riding my bike!