John Eric Hawkins | Sonoran Cactus Details
Spending the winter and spring in Tucson, Arizona, gave me the opportunity to observe the seasonal changes of the Sonoran flora. I was particularly drawn to the flowering of the wide variety of cacti. I attempt to present the character and beauty of these rugged, spiny, fruit bearing plants, in a minimal and direct manner. The use of long macro lenses give me the ability to record minimal depth of field. The use of focus stacking allows me to selectively choose what elements I want to reveal and at what degree of apparent sharpness they will be observed.