Our Daily Sykes #7 – The Southwest?

[Click TWICE to Enlarge]  Horace Sykes’ visits to the southwest are mostly inscrutable to me. Aside for one trip through the national parks of Utah, Arizona, New Mexico and California with the family when I was thirteen I am not familiar with it. That trip and the magazine Arizona Highways, to which my dad had a subscription are my sources. At least some of Sykes’ southwest looks like it is out of that highly saturated and sunset-prone publication. And so and again we will be most pleased if someone recognizes these unidentified Horace Sykes landscapes or asks someone whom they think may have insight.  Would that Horace had penciled the name places on the cardboard of his slides, and yet that would have surely spoiled most of the hide-and-seek of it all.  Horace Sykes visits to the southwest are mostly inscrutable to me.  Aside for one trip thru the national parks of Utah, Arizona, New Mexico and California with the family when I was thirteen I am not familiar with it.  The trip and the magazine Arizona Highways, to which my dad had a subscription.  At least some of Sykes' southwest looks like it is out of that highly saturated and sunset-prone publication.  And so and again we will be most pleased if someone recognized these unidentified Horace Sykes landscapes.  Would that Horace had penciled the name places on the carboard of his slides, and yet that would have surely spoiled most of the hide-and-seek of it all.

3 thoughts on “Our Daily Sykes #7 – The Southwest?”

  1. this sure looks like a spot i photographed near zabriske point in death valley….. what do you think? that low spot in the u.s was one of the high points of my first desert trip that got me hooked a little later on the sonoran desert. hope this helps!

    steve

  2. Steve
    I remember how high you were from it all soon after your return. Are you familiar with Google Earth? If so you could return to those haunts and probably determine if the Sykes is from the same place or near it. Hi to Sandy. Also as Jean writes to you above are you willing to let us share your pix and at least intimates the Sykes? A Silver/Sykes complicity!
    Paul

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