Valley of the Sun
Arizona creates some great sunsets… I should really go back and visit.
*Sunset Burning Over Phoenix – Camelback Mountain // Phoenix, Arizona*
Wow, where has the time gone. One of my early images that I captured with Annie and Drew on a great (albeit a bit late in the afternoon) hike up Camelback Mountain.
I’ve said it before and I’ll probably say it again, one of the trickiest things about sunset, is that it gets dark afterwards, which while you’re a mile or two up a small mountain can be a bit tricky. Especially with no head lamps.
Earth Without Art
The ‘earth’ without ‘art’… It’s just ‘eh’.
Twilight Moonrise on a Desert City
Hiking Camelback Mountain was a pretty awesome experience. The neat thing about it is you are completely cut off from any sort of city feeling while you’re hiking, but then when you get up high enough, you can see that you are completely surrounded by a sprawling urban landscape. I guess you could say that we started the hike a little later than we should have, mainly due to the fact that we didn’t have any light sources, like a flashlight. Luckily it was a full moon night, and we had just enough light to make it back down the mountain safely, and get a few neat shots along the way!
My little sister is doing a fundraising walk for autism coming up soon, and is accepting donations to raise money. Here’s a little note from her:
My house is doing the Walk for Autism on May 12th and I have joined the team. A girl in our house’s brother just passed away at 18 from Autism so we are all doing it to support her. Any donation helps, and you can find more information HERE.
As the Sun Sets
Be grateful for the sunsets we get to experience, for they are beautiful and fleeting.
HDR Panoramic Tutorial
Hopefully this will be finished up this week. My ankle seems to be healing up nicely, so I’m heading back to the rugby pitch this afternoon, so that will be taking up a good bit of my free time, but I think that this tutorial will go smother than my first, and I’m excited to share more.
Shadows on Signs
Industrial and aged, another sign that I would likely disregard. 🙂
Well it seems like I’ve finally got this cold knocked out. I’ve been able to work on some new photos here recently, and today we have one from back in Arizona. Drew and I popped out for a nice coffee at a little industrial looking place, so I set up the camera and rattled off a few sets of shots while we sampled the different brews.
Whenever you see a “No Trespassing” sign, does it make you want to trespass just a little? I don’t really mind having to climb over fences to get the angles that I want, so they are just speed bumps in getting to where you need to go. It would have been really neat to explore more inside these buildings, but they did a better job of sealing off all entrances from all but the most determined explorers, and I didn’t have on my climbing pants.