Thursday, July 24, 2008

Skywatch Friday: Monsoon Saguaro Sunset

Photo taken by Kathie July 22, 2008 after a thunderstorm that caused a flash flood in Sycamore Canyon. Click on image to enlarge for best viewing.


Shooting Data: Nikon D80
2008/07/22 19:29:33
JPEG (8-bit) Normal
Lens: 18-70mm
F/3.5-4.5 G
Focal Length: 70mm
1/60 sec - F/4.5


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33 comments:

jalynn01 said...

Let me be the first to say that is one colorful awesome photograph! Wow! What a sunset and you caught it perfectly. Gret job!

bobbie said...

What spectacular sunsets you get out there! Beautiful picture.

Neal said...

Wow, that is beautiful, especially if you enlarge it!

kjpweb said...

Unreal & beautiful!
(Was that the one I liked so much yesterday?)
Cheers, Klaus

CaBaCuRl said...

Breathtaking photo...is there anything that beats the colours of sunrise or sunset? For me, nothing.

Shellmo said...

Just beautiful - looks like a painting!

chapmand1952 said...

I gotta get out West again someday. The desert is so different from the Ohio Valley.

Great picture!

Wren said...

That is amazing - looks like a painting.

Becky and Gary said...

Those colors are amazing, and this would make a spectacular painting.
Happy SWF.

SandyCarlson said...

Outstanding, Kathie!

Harry Makertia said...

I'm speechless. Wonderful! Kathie, you have fabulous collections! Glad that I found your blog! Love it very much!

Jeanne said...

Holy Moly I can't even begin to imagine standing there and seeing that. Amazing! New to SWF and just blown away by the talent.

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

FanTAStic! Wonderful Sky Watch!

Ann said...

What an incredible sunset. Just beautiful.

babooshka said...

You just have to enlarge it. Asbolutely stunning.

Rose said...

This is a fabulous capture!

Joyce on her Justified Journey said...

Beautiful colors. Great shot! Happy SWF!!

chrome3d said...

Most beautiful colours. Cactus shapes against the sunset are so exotic to me. I love this.

Kay said...

This is a totally awesome, very well constructed, amazing photo! Congratulations! Now you have to frame it and hang it up in your livingroom.

Scotty Graham said...

gorgeous colors!! Great SWF!!

Cheers,

Scotty

Abraham Lincoln said...

Pretty sunset.

Have a nice weekend,

Abraham Lincoln
—Brookville Daily Photo

AphotoAday said...

That shot is SO cool... Straight out of Arizona Highways Magazine... Very nice!

Quiet Paths said...

That is just gorgeous, Katie. What beautiful composition.

Angie said...

That shot is simply beautiful!
Have a great day!

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Sherry said...

What beautiful, intense color. Spectacular sky!

Patty said...

Beautiful! It makes me homesick!

Shimmy Mom said...

Kathie,
That is a most beautiful shot. The colors are amazing and I love the silhouettes of the cacti. A great addition to SWF. Thanks for sharing.
*hugs*
Shimmy

Denise said...

Hi Kathie, I do enjoy your blog. this is such a beautiful photograph. I love desert scenery and sunsets are the icing on the cake.

The Texican said...

Love those cacti. Great shot Kathie. We are drying out, how about you? Pappy

Island Rambles Blog said...

WOW kathie this is a stunner of a photo...I love it....one of the best for Sky Watch...cheers.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Beautiful as always Kathie..

Please forgive this 'copy & paste' part of my comment but I am on my rounds checking all the links but wanted you to know I have seen your post and will try to get back again.
On behalf of all other Sky Watchers the team thank you for taking part this week.

Tom

system operator said...

Hi! Very beautiful shot after the storm, very good strong colours and contrasts. Happy weekend.

Torsdag said...

great colors, blue mountains and organge/red sky, can feel the raindrops

*** thanks