Tucson Morning

I’ve just returned from a wonderful, quick midweek getaway to Tucson, where we celebrated our 44th anniversary at a beautiful resort. We did a couple excursions in the mornings and then spent the afternoons relaxing by the pool- my kind of vacation! I always say (correctly so) that I am not a landscape photographer- I don’t have all the best gear, I hate to use my tripod out in public, and I don’t like getting up early to get the best light!  But recently it dawned on me that, when I travel, I always take landscape photographs anyway- usually without a tripod and never in good light- even though I KNOW BETTER.  I decided that on this trip I would take my tripod and perhaps even use it in public if appropriate. Since we had a view from our hotel room of the mountains, I decided to get up early one morning and do it right. The night before, I put the camera on the tripod, attached the cable release, and adjusted the settings. I set my alarm and got up well before the sun came up; I haven’t counted the photos but I clicked that cable release many, MANY times over the course of an hour.  I really like how the rays of the early morning sun peek up over the horizon in this image.20150710-MMA_0555_melinda_anderson-Edit-Edit-2 I also took my tripod along when visiting the Mission San Xavier del Bac- but you’ll have to wait for those photos!

6 responses

  1. Nice landscape photo 🙂

    July 12, 2015 at 1:24 am

  2. Gagandeep Singh

    awesome click

    July 12, 2015 at 1:50 am

  3. Just beautiful!!

    July 12, 2015 at 6:34 am

  4. Claudia Lowery

    Sometimes early mornings are worth getting up for , nice job .

    July 12, 2015 at 8:25 am

  5. You can truly see the morning light breaking 🙂

    July 15, 2015 at 1:26 am

  6. Lisa

    Beautiful photo. I feel like I’m really there!

    July 16, 2015 at 10:07 pm

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