Last Thursday Mike and I went to Whitewater Draw with our friends, Ben and Mary Anne.Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area is in Sulphur Springs Valley.Familiar to veteran birders as Hyannis Cattle Company, this 1500-acre property was purchased in January 1997 by the Arizona Game & Fish Department to provide habitat for waterfowl and Sandhill Cranes and wildlife viewing opportunities. Located in the southwestern part of the valley, between Bisbee and Elfrida, this area features a seasonal wetland (playa lake) that attracts up to 21,000 Sandhill Cranes in winter and numerous other water-loving species from late summer through spring.
Here are some photos from the afternoon outing. These were all done with a digital pinhole camera. I'm having fun experimenting with the digital pinhole, which I acquired last year after taking a pinhole photography class with Kathleen Velo.
I plan to do a little more touching up with a few of these and seal them in wax!
We did see lots of Sandhill cranes during our excursion. My telephoto lens was better for photographing the cranes.
The last time I visited Whitewater Draw was in March 2010. I went with my friend, Sonya. Check out her photos from last year at Sonya's Daily Art Journal And here are my first experiments with my digital pinhole from that visit.
I wasn't very fond of these, so they sat in a folder on the computer until now. It's nice to compare and see what more experimentation has led to with the digital pinhole.