I promptly came down with a cold after coming to town, and combined with the resulting poor sleep, beginning work at the hotel, getting unpacked and settled in, and computer/internet access issues, I was unable to do anything art-related until today. Today was gorgeous - bright, sunny skies and mild temperatures. Some scattered cumulus clouds began gathering in the afternoon, presenting an excellent opportunity for some sunset photos. Having lived and spent time in many parts of the country, I have yet to see skies or sunsets that can compare to those of the west and southwest.
Here are a handful of the photos from Friday evening's photoshoot (and two sunrise photos taken in Tucson last Saturday) that I hope will give a sense of the beautiful skies here in AZ:
Swirling cirrus clouds reflect the warm light of the rising desert sun
The forms of the Sonoran desert provide a dramatic contrast against the pastel palette of the morning sky
Sunset over Tombstone Canyon
Taken from a vantage point over the Bisbee tunnel along Hwy 80
East towards Bisbee
A waxing moon and clouds over the distant mountains along Hwy 92
Sierra Vista bound
This shot was taken using a shutter speed of 6 seconds with tripod mount and shutter delay to capture the tailights of a car heading along Hwy 92
Fading sky with passers-by
The streaks of passing cars catch the colors of the final light of the setting sun to the southwest.