It’s your birthday, so what do you do? Go out for a nice dinner? Cake and ice cream? Shopping? Nah. I do what any AZ photog would do…run to the desert and start shooting pictures.
I arrived at Lost Dutchman Park just slightly before sunset. I was meeting a fellow photog, Chikku for the evening’s shoot. While waiting for Chikku I snapped off a few setting sun shots. The golden hour was afoot so the shutter was clicking.
What I was really hoping for were storms to roll in. The forecast had a small chance so maybe I could get my lighting shot that I have been wanting all summer long. That would be a sweet birthday present!
With the sun disappearing and the moon on the rise it was time to prepare for those long exposure shots. I figured if the storms didn’t make it then I had a full moon to shoot. As luck would have it, the clouds rolled in and blanked the moon. So I had no moon and no storms. Mother Nature is stingy with the gift giving. What she did give me was a decent setting sun.
Thank you Mother.