Sunday, July 10, 2011

Scottsdale Preserve / Large Format

From Phoenix take a short drive to North Scottsdale and you'll find a piece of State Trust land that is being considered by the City of Scottsdale to become an extension of the McDowell Mountain Preserve. There are quite a few interesting rock formation through out the landscape as well as evidence of American Indians. This cone shaped rock is one of those interesting locations.

This photograph was made with an Arca Swiss 8 X 10 inch view camera using a 155mm Schneider lens. The film was Illford HP-5, tray processed in PMK Pyro.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Dust Storm Video

Check out the first Monsoon dust storm of the year. Phoenix, Arizona July 5, 2011 7:40pm.

A giant dust storm barrels into the Phoenix metro area. Visibility went from nice late afternoon light to absolutely darkness and zero visibility in a matter of two minutes. The weather folks reported the dust storm was 60 miles wide and 1500 to 3000 feet high.