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Photograph of the Week

Lower Cuchillo Creek

by Susie Buhler | April 19, 2021
Photograph by Susie Buhler copyright © 2021

Just when you think there is nothing new to be said photographically about Sierra County’s wondrous sunsets, another perspective catches one’s attention and fancy. Taken last week from Lower Cuchillo Creek looking southeast, the photograph admirably captures the expansiveness of our skies and their twilight palette of pinks and mauves while documenting an unusual cloud formation called mamma because of its resemblance to udders.

Though secondary in terms of the image’s composition, the landscape  delights upon closer inspection. One longs to open the gate and go for a stroll. The brilliant dark green of the spring foliage of the trees signals the unexpected presence of an orchard, and the long view of the Caballo Mountains with their distinctive north and south ridges advances our appreciation of that range as an example of geological uplift.

—Commentary by Tom Hinson, editor, Photograph of the Week

Editor’s Note: Click on the photograph to view it in a light box for even greater clarity.

Professional, amateur and phone-camera photographers alike are invited to submit images to the Sierra County Sun for possible publication in the Sun’s “Photograph of the Week” feature. The deadline for consideration is every Friday at 5 p.m. For further information, click on the Help Us Report button on our home page and then check the box labeled “I want to submit a photo to Photograph of the Week.”

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