Oregon Desert Phlox
Phlox longifolia, Spring Basin Wilderness, Oregon
I am often rewarded by being aware of my surroundings while scouting for new landscape photography compositions. During the spring of 2023, I undertook a mission to photograph Oregon’s elusive and beautiful Hedgehog Cactus in full bloom. I initiated my efforts in Eastern Oregon’s Sprint Basin Wilderness. I found plenty of Hedgehog cactus but none were in bloom. I also found lots of Phlox longifolia( Longleaf Phlox) which were also pre-peak. Unfulfilled, I returned a week later and found stunning groupings of Hedgehog Cactus and the elegant grouping of Phlox you see in the new fine art photograph.
Large metal prints of this image offer impeccable detail and they do an excellent job of capturing the texture and tonal range of this elegant grouping of Oregon Phlox