Sunset Burning Over Phoenix

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.

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Twilight Moonrise on a Desert City

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!

Moonrise Phoenix Arizona William Woodward

As the Sun Sets

Support

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.

Sun Sets Arizona William Woodward

Shadows on Signs

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.  🙂

Shadows Signs Arizona William Woodward

Industrial Coffee

Industrial Coffee

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.

Industrial Coffee Tempe William Woodward

Abandoned

Abandoned

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.

Abandoned Tempe William Woodward

Abandoned 2 Tempe William Woodward

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