Tahquitz Canyon is part of the Aqua Caliente Band of Indians' "Indian Canyons" in Palm Springs, California. Native American artifacts found in this area date back over 2000 years. I made the short hike up Tahquitz Canyon mid afternoon on January 2. I arrived at the trail gatehouse at about 2:00 pm and the sun was already moving behind the mountain, which is at about 10:00 when looking at the waterfall. The scene was lit only by ambient light; hence, the cool temperature of the scence. This is a small trail with lots of visitors. There were four or five people on the bridge in front of the pool when I arrived, but I set up my camera anyway to take photos. I managed to get three photos in between groups of people leaving and new ones arriving.
The waterfall is pretty slow this time of year because there has been little rain in the desert and the snowfall hasn't started to melt. I'll make another trip to this spot in March when there should be a lot more water coming down the mountain.
|Canon EOS 5D Mark II|
|Focal Length:||35 mm|
|Capture Date:||2013-01-02 14:52:16|