Probably the closest thing to winter I'll have until the end of the year. Arizona got dumped on over the weekend with snow in the high country and rain in the valley. Some of that rain also turned into snow in the high desert which was good news for me as it provided a close area to photograph the white stuff. I would have been up north with a few buddies if it hadn't been for work as they were lucky to photograph the snow up in Sedona and oak creek canyon. The four peaks are very noticeable when driving around the valley especially from the freeways. They usually get one good dusting a year and they stick out like a white sentinel. I decided to force my tired self out and hopefully catch a glimpse of this usually once a year condition towering over the desert. After a mile or so of crazy pothole dotted dirt/mud road driving I decided to pull over and just wander around. On one side, you have the beautiful snow covered peaks and cliffs and the other, endless desert with cacti as far as the eye could see. With the clouds in the sky, I was sure there would be some super crazy dramatic sunset and the mountains would turn red and the sky orange. Well, that didn't quite happen (at least not what I had expected). I stuck around anyways as the clouds were still lingering and noticed the peaks beginning to get that nice sweet alpenglow. I fired off a few frames until the scene just looked cold and blue, and decided it was time to go home and sleep. Probably won't see this nice wintery stuff until the end of the year (unless there is still some laying around in a week...). Enjoy.
Four peaks- Arizona.
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