Landscape – Kelvin AZ
Kelvin Arizona is a small unincorporated community north-west of Kerney. You can reach it either by Arizona Highway 177 or via the (mostly dirt) Florence-Kelvin Highway. After getting totally creeped out by the prisons and oppressive law enforcement that is present in Florence, we took the Florence-Kelvin Highway just to get out of Florence and away from people. This is how we stumbled onto Kelvin. The desert along this highway is desolate and beautiful. Kelvin is built along the Gila River and a railroad line servicing the nearby mining interests. By the banks of the Gila River is a lush flood plain that is dotted with a few old homes that have been either burned or flooded out. This is where these photos were taken.
I used to drive that road a lot. There are a couple towers out there that I managed. One time I found a dead hawk with a dead rattlesnake in its talons. I didn’t have a camera at the time, but the guy I was with made a video. I’ll see if I can find it.
Cool David! Great country out there!
Beautiful delicate tones and textures.
Thanks Diana! I’m always drawn to little scenes like these, but usually have a hard time capturing them. I was really happy with this set and thought they captured the feel I was after. Glad you liked them! 🙂