Snow on the Four Peaks

Snow on the Four Peaks Arizona

Back on the very last day of December, I posted a picture of the Four Peaks mountain range fresh after a snow storm hit them. You can see that one below. I didn’t process the one above for awhile after that, but eventually got around to working on it. I’m glad I did because it ended up being kind of cool for me to really see how fast things can change when viewing a landscape.

The top photo occurred exactly 7 minutes and 42 seconds after the one below. I moved spots between the two captures…going lower I believe for the top one.

It’s kind of amazing to see this back on frames instead of what you saw with your eyes. While I  totally witnessed this and knew what was happening…it’s hard to top a before and after pair of images.

Oh, and if I haven’t said it before…man I love Arizona.

(top – exif: canon rebel xsi, canon 50mm 1.4, f/14, iso 100) (bottom – exif: canon rebel xsi, canon 50mm 1.4, f/16, iso 100)

Snow on the Four Peaks Arizona


  • Dave DiCello

    Damn Mike, these are both awesome! I love the lighting on the mountain, an incredible view! I have gotta make it out west!

  • Heath O’Fee

    Crazy landscape you’ve got there in Arizona. Desert, mountain peaks and epic clouds…so great, Mike.

  • Chris Nitz

    What a difference just a few minutes makes. I love how much you can see the shift in light between the two shots. Damn good stuff man!

  • Scott Wyden Kivowitz

    Beautiful processing! Amazing what time and passion can do

  • Scott Ackerman

    Awesome bud. It’s all about the timing. These are both sweet shots, well done!

  • Jan Winther

    Amazing shots, Mike. Two totally different moods in the same location – and less than 8 min apart.. – simply amazing.

  • Curt Fleenor

    Timing is everything! It’s crazy how quickly a scene can completely transform. Nice grab Mike!

  • Edith Levy

    I’m with you…I love Arizona. Need to get back there soon. These pictures are terrific. You’re right its all in the timing.

  • Jim Denham

    Great comparison! It is amazing how much 7 minutes and 42 seconds can make! Great job Mike!

  • Brian Furbush

    Whoa, very cool Mike. That’s crazy how much the weather changed in that short time period…almost reminds me of Scotland or something 🙂

  • Chris Frailey

    Holy crap that is amazing Mike. I really wish we could have that kind of weather right now as opposed to what we have now.

  • Jason Hines

    Well done Mike, thats a great capture!

  • Hans

    That is so awesome to have the dessert and mountains in one shot! I think I need to get down to Arizona soon.

  • Jesse

    AWESOME. If/when I make it out to Arizona, Im going to need a storm chasing tour. Killer stuff Mike.

  • Chris DeAngelis

    Great shot Mike! That AZ weather can be crazy. I’m sure you are wishing for some snow and cool weather about now? It’s getting hot in our valley too!

  • Rob Hanson

    Beautiful shots, Mike. I love the 1-2 layout as well. Things really do change quickly, don’t they?

  • Toad Hollow Photography

    Wow, Mike, absolutely breathtaking my friend! Fabulous work!

  • Kristi Hines

    Awesome job capturing the snow on the mountains!