Archives for Landscape Photography category

Photography of the Salt River Canyon in Arizona

Salt River Canyon
f/9.0 – 1/100 sec – ISO 100 – Focal Length 20 mm

Photo of the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix

Desert Botanical Garden – Phoenix, AZ
f/18.0 – 1/60 sec – ISO 100 – Focal Length 45 mm


I have lived in Arizona (almost) all my life and I am sorry to say I have only been to the Grand Canyon once (and that was over 20 years ago as a kid).  I know, I should be ashamed of myself being a photographer with this “hole in the ground” in my back yard and not taking full advantage of it.  It is on my 2011 Photography Resolution list to get to the Grand Canyon sometime this year to photograph.  So Outdoor Photographer magazine’s recent article by photographer George Stocking is a great inspiration to me.  10 Tips For The Grand Canyon offers the insider tips of a great landscape photographer and is well worth a  read even if you don’t have any immediate plans to visit the Grand Canyon.

Photo of Point Loma Nazarene University at sunset

Nazarene Sunset
Point Loma Nazarene Univeristy – San Diego, CA
f/5.6 – 1/20 – ISO 100 – Focal Length 28 mm
Processed in HDR using Photomatix Pro 4.0

Photo of the sunrise in the McDowell Sonoarn Preserve

Greeting the Morning
McDowell Sonoran Preserve
f/7.1 – 1/320 sec – ISO 100 – Focal Length 45 mm

Photo of an Arizona sunset in San Tan Mountain Regional Park

San Tan Sunset
San Tan Mountain Regional Park near Queen Creek, AZ
f/9.0 – 1/15 sec – ISO 800 – Focal Length 75 mm

Photo of the famous Sedona red rocks

The Vastness of Sedona
f/13 – 1/400 sec – ISO 200 – Focal Length 28 mm
Photo of the sun set in PhoenixPhoenix Sunset
f/3.2 – 1/250 sec – ISO 200 – Focal Length 50 mm

Just a few clouds in the sky make for more dramatic sunsets.  This sunset was photographed from Taliesin West in Scottsdale.  The mountain in the distance is Camelback Mountain.

Photo of a saguaro cactus at sunsetSaguaro Sunset
Taken from the appropriately names “Sunset Terrace” at Taliesin West
Scottsdale, Arizona
f/5.6 – 1/640 sec – ISO 100 – Focal Length 50 mm
Desert Skeleton
Cholla Cactus
San Tan Mountain Regional Park
f/10 – 1/1000 sec – ISO 400 – Focal Length 90 mm