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Tanque Verde Ridge



After chasing storms for the entire afternoon with absolutely nothing to show for it, the sunset came through in all its glory. This is from the Tanque Verde Ri...
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After chasing storms for the entire afternoon with absolutely nothing to show for it, the sunset came through in all its glory. This is from the Tanque Verde Ridge Trail in Saguaro National Park.
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AnnetteMarieCarr
 
AnnetteMarieCarr June 24, 2016
I live in the desert and have yet to accomplish lighting like this. Fantastic!
Treecy Premium
 
Treecy June 30, 2016
Fabulous!!!
sherrilgraham
 
sherrilgraham July 05, 2016
The sky is so pretty!
Newton
 
Newton August 30, 2016
Stunning! I need to visit Arizona! Lol
bathsalt PRO
 
bathsalt February 24, 2017
Awesome photo
Robynweible
 
Robynweible March 09, 2017
I love the colors! Beautiful capture!!
SteBil30 PRO
 
SteBil30 January 06, 2019
WOW, what month was this taken? It's stunning

Behind The Lens

Location
This was taken along the Tanque Verde Ridge Trail in Saguaro National Park, east of Tucson, Arizona.
Time
Evening/sunset
Lighting
nothing
Equipment
Nikon D600
Inspiration
I'm always out in the desert taking pictures. On this particular evening the clouds were lining up perfectly to create a beautiful sunset. A friend and I arrived in Saguaro National Park just in time to take the short hike up this trail. I'd seen this spot previously and thought it would make a great foreground. The sunset exploded in true Arizona fashion.
Editing
Very minor and mostly in raw. I lowered the highlights, increased the shadows and added a bit of contrast and sharpening.
In my camera bag
Nikon D750, Nikon D600, several Nikkor lenses, cpl filters, several extra batteries and memory cards, first aid kit, and a Dolica tripod.
Feedback
Being in the right place at the right time is always good, but being a little early and staying a little later makes all the difference.

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