Thursday, May 14, 2009

Nightfall Over Scottsdale

Yesterday you saw a part of Camelback Mountain, and  this photo is taken from the East side of Camelback Mountain, about one-third of the way up the mountain. 

This photo looks out towards north Scottsdale and the McDowell Mountains. We regularly have visibility of mountain ranges that are 50 miles (80 km) in the distance. The McDowell Mountains are about 20 miles (30 km) away.  Click to enlarge for details.

Other than the Arizona theme day post tomorrow, for the next few days I will share a few photos of nightscapes using the lessons we learned from our Full Moon Photography class last Friday night at the Desert Botanical Gardens. I hope you enjoy this series and the fabulous Moon rise we captured.

14 comments:

mo'ikeha said...

Funny thought, that you might have night, while my day is 'in full swing', being upon the same planet.
Talking about sun's - you might like to click upon the sun of my page from tomorrow...

B Squared said...

Appears you learned the lesson well.

brattcat said...

For those coming after me, click to enlarge. The details are excellent!

Sharon said...

Gorgeous photo with great detail.

Lois said...

Very nice! Those mountains in the distance are gorgeous!

Christopher Raun Leth said...

If the rest of the photos of this theme is as good as this one, I can hardly wait to see them:-)

Babooshka said...

You got a beauty. My best photography advise is practise and go with your gut. This is a real Rhapsody in blue image.

Tricia said...

I'm going to stay tuned for that series of photos - sounds interesting!

glenda said...

This is so neat when it's enlarged. You really got a panarmic view.

susieofarabia said...

Love photos taken at this time of day. The blue sky is lit up and the city lights are glowing - it's the best! And the mountains in the background - wow!

Donna j. Gehl said...

I'm staying tuned. Thanks for sharing.

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

Very interesting. A great nightly view.

Jacob said...

The Valley of the Sun looks pretty darn good at night, too! Wonderful photo.

coolkayaker1 said...

I recall that view, duringthe daytime for me, about 1/3 of the way up Camelback. It is the first view where one gets a true sense of "oh my Lord, I really am getting up here!" For you to do it at night is very intriguing. I wonder who is up there in the balmy Scottsdale nights? Coyotes? Banditos?

Behind the Camelback Inn is Mummy Mtn; my son and I actually climbed that mountain, too. The first 1/3 has a looping trail from the Spa at Camelback, and the upper 2/3rds is completely hacking and pathfinding. The peak was glorious, but coming down, becuase of the decline angle, was a challenge. I recommend it if you are looking for a "new view" of Scottsdale. It is on public land, but have to drive into Marriott property to get there.

See how one single image, your sweet night shot, can conjure up so many vivid memories. Thank you for being our distant "eyes" to your great corner of the earth.

P.S. Giggled when I noticed your Profile photo is in front of Niagra Falls-water, water everywhere for the desert girl. Happy day!

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