Monday, August 10, 2009

Man and Butte at Dusk

When I was hiking on Papago Buttes recently I saw this hiker standing on top of the buttes contemplating the world at dusk.

The opportunity to photograph him with this beautiful color in the sky was too interesting to pass up.

I tried to photograph him while he was standing and walking on top of the butte, but his movements at dusk kept causing a blurry photo. I had to take long exposures because of the lack of light.

I took a chance and shouted out to him to go back to the peak of the butte and hold still so I could photograph him. He politely obliged.

After he hiked to my level on Papago Butte, we introduced ourselves and I met Andrew Gallo, a journalism student at Arizona State University. A shout out to Andrew for allowing me to capture this photo of him and the butte. I hope you enjoy another Arizona classic photo.

You can now enjoy our travel photos on Viva la Voyage. We now have India photos posted and plan to post new travel photos each Sunday.

23 comments:

Gunn White said...

A very nice shot!!
I like the composition and (the few) colors.

Jim K said...

This is a great shot. For some reason, I have not been able to get your page to stay open. I am glad today it stayed for me.

Nikki Beaumont said...

Beautiful. And glad that you found a willing subject to photograph! Serendipity at its best!

Olivier said...

belle composition et tres beau contre-jour

brattcat said...

Oh, Julie, how brave of you to shout out to him and how good of him to comply. He must understand photographers. And I'm certain he'll be delighted when he sees this shot.

Birdman said...

Solace!

Sharon said...

Blogging gives you many opportunities to meet new people. I bet he's attending the downtown Phoenix campus at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism. Very nice photo!

Babooshka said...

That's a great dusk portrait. Well done you for getting someone so friendly to oblige. I'm still surrounded by very suspicious people when I get the camera out.

Lois said...

Beautiful silhouette Julie!

Jarart said...

I love photo's like this one. I'll bet Andrew would love to have this one himself.

Boise Diva said...

He's on top of the world.

Don and Krise said...

I agree with Jarat. Andrew probably would like a copy of this. It's great. I hope you got his contact info. You know, I have found most people are pretty good about being photographed if asked first. Glad you did here.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

We have sent it to Andrew and I believe he is the new vibrant green follower on my site. Thanks for checking as I thought he would want this photo also. I obtained his email address from him while we were on the mountain. It is a cool portrait. I wish I had one of me but my pose would not look as good as Andrew's.

robert said...

Shrinking life to its real size. Brilliant photography, as usual.

Jacob said...

You like that D300, right?

Great camera! It's my favorite at the moment.

I can understand why this guy was so nice...all of us ASU people are nice! I think.

I graduated in '63 and then did a year of graduate work at ASU...Lois Anne worked in the admissions office, I believe...

Great times!

Mirela said...

I love the strong contrast and his silhouette. Wonderful photo!

Bergson said...

great shadow

Steffe said...

That's the spirit. My kind of deal, I always tell people to pose and they often will. This is a super photo. And it would probably look very good even in black and white.

JM said...

This hot is fantastic, Julie! Love it!

JM said...

I meant 'shot', not 'hot'! Sorry... :-)
And thank you so much, Julie, for your comgratulations!

Layrayski said...

I love it! Good thing he obliged for his photo to be taken. =)

m_m said...

Great photo! Full of atmosphere:)

Drew Gallo said...

Hey everyone it's Andrew, the student photographed in this shot! I was just checkin out this photo again and realized how many people commented on it so i figured i would just give a shout out to the photographers! They were extremely friendly and i absolutely love this shot! Don't ever be afraid to ask a student to take their photograph because we allll appreciate professional photography, especially when we get to be in the picture! Julie, keep up the good work! I'll see ya on the mountains again sometime ;)

--Drew (disteria.blogspot.com)

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