Well I did have big plans for the weekend but they got washed away. We’ve had some crazy storms roll through Arizona as of late and they have produced some nice snow at the higher elevations. People don’t usually think of Arizona as having snow but it does, quite a lot if you go to the right places. The Arizona Snowbowl ski area in Flagstaff is reporting 286″ so far this season!So my idea was to load up the quad with gear and head up into the mountains for some landscapes but instead we got heavy rains. Saturday night we got a 1/2″ and Sunday it continued to pour. In between the breaks of pouring it was dark and grey so I stayed home. Here is a shot of the road heading up towards the mountains on a dry day. Once you hit the dirt road it takes about 45 minutes to get to the top, depending on road conditions and how fast you can go. The top is at 7600 feet and once you get above 5000 you start to see a big difference in the landscape so you can shoot all sorts of terrain.
They are calling for more rain today and Tuesday which will mean more snow on the mountains. This will probably be the last opportunity of the season for me to get some snow shots so I hope to head up later in the week. Snow in the desert can make for some really nice photos so gotta take advantage!
In the meantime I wanted to pass on a really cool website I’ve started following, it’s called The Still Image with Crash Taylor. Taylor regularly picks an image and gets info from the photographer that took it like camera and setting info, the concept for the shot, lighting etc. Really cool stuff and you can check it out here.