Sunset out at Four Peaks

(please click to view larger on black // canon 5d mark ii, canon 17-40 f4 l, 17mm, iso 100, f/22, blended brackets // buy print)

Before heading out last Monday to try for a sunset out on Four Peaks after a big winter storm blew through, I hadn’t shot anything “landscapey” for over a month. Was a long drought and it felt good to be out there again.

So like I said, a huge storm hit Arizona this past Sunday and Monday, leaving the high country blanketed in snow. Everyone in the world knew Four Peaks would be included in that, and I believe everyone in the world was out there on Monday evening. Not only a few photographers I know, but a whole herd of others. Never seen it quite like that before.

I tried to separate myself from all of them by driving further than I ever had before, to get someplace new and different. My main objective was to find a spot where a cactus would still be catching that last bit of sunlight while at the same time capturing some color in the sky.

The sunset we all wanted didn’t exactly show up, but the clouds here were worth the trip for me. And there was still a bit of color in them as well.

7 replies
  1. Chris Maskell
    Chris Maskell says:

    I can’t really add anything more than what has been said:
    Lighting – outstanding
    Foreground – Outstanding
    Sky and clouds – Outstanding

    all in I would say OUTSTANDING

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  1. […] Sunset out at Four Peaks – wonderful colors in the sky are accented by the great details in this landscape shot from Mike Olbinski.  The Four Peaks mountain range gets dusted in snow, and Mike is ready as the sun sets to grab this most wonderful photograph. […]

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