We were rained out for sunrise so we decided to enjoy breakfast and then to head to a classroom (thanks Carol!) where Jennifer Wu shared her favorite photography and photoshop tips with us until about 4pm.
Then we headed to the Gateway Trailhead of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve with high hopes.
Light was challenging but we were all rewarded with a little bit of color.
And thanks, Claire, for letting us stay past sunset! All in all, an excellent day 🙂
Last night, the setting sun was huge! We were driving but I thought we might have time to stop in front of a Saguaro or something(!) but these were the only shots I got.
Hope you all are having a wonderful day enjoying family and friends!
Saturday night ended with spectacular skies.
Overcast today with a heavy layer of dust hanging over us made for a weird sunset. We need rain!
I tried to find exact numbers but can only say this is one of the driest years since we’ve lived here.
It was overcast all day yesterday but the only thing the day produced was this stunning sunset.
Spring wildflowers require rains in November and December. We can hope!
A welcome rain started about 2am this morning and is still going as I write this. An added treat
was the clouds building at sunset last night. These two images were taken a few minutes apart.
Two photos from our last night at the Grand Canyon.
Last Sunset was a 3 shot High Dynamic Range (HDR) composite captured with my 5DMK2.
Last Bus was taken with my Canon SX10. I was walking backward as I pressed the shutter.
All in all, our road trip was wonderful. We chose this particular time to go to the Grand Canyon because Canon was there with tons of lenses and cameras for you to try out. They are at the Canyon through July and offer photo walks and instruction every day except Tuesday.
They’re at a different National Park each month through September. Click here to see where they go to next.
A gorgeous but unusual sunset this evening.
In the shot below, I zoomed in on the Saguaro at the back of the scene.
By the word moving, I mean I moved the camera 🙂
Ocotillo (o-ko-tee-yo) leaves captured last night as the sun was setting. As they dry out, they’ll turn yellow/orange which will look even better at sunset. I hope I don’t miss it.