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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.

camelback mountain sunset phoenix arizona william woodward

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

Sun Burning over Phoenix

Sun Burning over Phoenix

I love quotes.  They seem to capture moments in time and turn them to words that convey a great emotion.

Dreams permit each and every one of us to be quietly and safely insane every night of our lives. – William Dement

Late in to the afternoon on a warm Arizona winter day, we continued our way to the top of Camelback Mountain. Each passing moment changing the dynamic of the sky and the colors on the horizon, and as we climbed higher and higher the landscape below our feet falling away to more and more extreme edges and views.

Sun Burning over Phoenix William Woodward

Stairs to the Door

Stairs to the Door

I ran across this little gem while wandering around downtown Phoenix.  I was trying to get far enough away from the city center to get some cool skyscraper shots, and realized that pretty quickly I was getting into some ‘not so nice’ streets.  To add to that  I was walking around with a nice looking camera, made for a suspicios looking me. So I snapped off a few quick photos and made my way back towards where I felt a little safer.

Door Phoenix William Woodward