Four Peaks

Evening at Four Peaks

(click to view on black // canon 5d mark ii, canon 70-200 2.8 is l, 115mm, f/14, iso 100, 0.5 sec // buy print)

It’s been awhile since I posted a landscape or weather photo on the blog, and even longer since I’ve actually been out shooting that stuff.

But an early winter storm woke me up a bit and the reports of snow on the outlying areas of town Monday morning kicked me into gear. I picked up Lyla from the sitter just after 3pm and we made our way towards Horseshoe Lake, where I had seen snow earlier on the news. But it seemed to have mostly melted by the time we made it up to Scottsdale. At the same time, I could see the Four Peaks standing mightily, covered in snow…so we braved rush hour traffic to get all the way to the Beeline Highway.

There were some incredible clouds around before sunset, but sadly they moved off too quickly for me to get into this composition. But we were still left with those gorgeous peaks, a nice dusting of snow and of course, those stoic saguaro cacti.

I’m vowing to drive up to the top of those peaks the next time we get a good winter storm. Never been there, but I’ve heard it’s awesome.

  • Bryan Snider

    Nice shot man! They were in the clouds all day yesterday! Glad you were able to make it out today.

  • Bryan Hellman

    Awesome Photo! I was surprised Saturday when I saw lightning, good thing I had my camera, AZ weather can be unpredictable at times 🙂

  • Scott Wood

    Very nice. I have also never been to the top and really should before we move.

  • Laura

    Really nice picture. Thanks for sharing.

  • Len Saltiel

    Really digging this image Mike. Really nice light and subdued color.

  • Brian Furbush

    Lovely shot man – the mountains are illuminated gorgeously!

  • Chris Frailey

    Sweet shot Mike.

  • Rick Louie

    Love red rock w/ snow on it.

  • Jesse

    Beautiful, man. Love the glow on the peaks.

  • Toad Hollow Photography

    What a stunning image, Mike, great composition and scale captured here!

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