The Middle

The Middle - Road Superstitions

(please click to view on black and fit your screen // canon 5d mark ii, canon 17-40 f/4 l, 17mm, iso 400, f/18, 3.2sec // buy print)

Yes, I’ve shot this road so many times. But the last time I was here I realized I missed something important. The road itself. I didn’t have my camera low enough. I didn’t make the road more a part of the composition like I should have. At least, that’s how I saw it.

Besides, I’m always, always looking for the ultimate shot here. This spot is meaningful to me. And someday the cloud and sky and sunset will all align to give me some kind of epic image that I’ve been chasing forever.

I took this one back in February on a stormy evening (my favorite kind) with a bit of color showing up at sunset. The very top of the mountain off in the distance has a slight purple tinge to the top where you can see the last bit of sunlight hitting it.

Still one of my favorite spots in all of Arizona.

  • Chris Nitz

    I hope no camera gear was lost due to the oncoming traffic.

  • Chris Frailey

    I know this road. 🙂 What a great sky you caught with the Supers in the back. Nice one Mike.

  • Jim Denham

    Great image Mike. I really like the light at the end of the road coming at you! Very cool!

  • Wayne Frost

    Great color tones and framing, Mike. This kind of image really makes me long for a road trip.

  • Nathan (Wez)

    Loving this image Mike. These kind of images appeal to me very much for some reason. Keep up the good work.

  • lisa

    Absolutely fantastic perspective!

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  • Char

    Love this photo Mike! What road is this on?

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