By Ted Grussing
… time stamps around 2 to 3AM on my emails, ultra-high definition and clarity in images shot with the new Canon 5Ds R, and anticipation of the first few shots of espresso in the morning, to name a few. At 2:30AM I had just started working on this image that I shot on Sunday whilst flying Norman’s Stemme, an interlude of sleep was needed … I’m back … the view is from ESE of Ashurst Lake looking back towards the San Francisco Peaks. You can see numerous rain showers all around the area and Lockett Meadow appears to be getting a pretty good shower.
This is one of the beautiful things about being in the air around here … you can see the rain cells seemingly randomly roving around the plateau. Ashurst Lake is in the right foreground, an unnamed (I think) small reservoir bottom center, Upper Lake Mary as you move up and to the left and on the horizon from the left Bill Williams Mountain, Sitgreaves, Kendrick Peak, the San Francisco Peaks with Mt. Elden in front of them and O’Leary’s peak on the right. The city of Flagstaff is kinda sprawled all along the base of the peaks mostly towards the center left.
I was using the 5Ds R which I bought mostly for doing aerial work and am more than pleased with the results and extreme detail I am getting in the images … not anticipating the espresso, I am drinking it :+)
Felt like dressing the photo up a bit, so hope you like it as presented … have a beautiful day … looking at some rays of sun coming through the clouds and illuminating House Mountain … sweet!
Cheers … back to my beverage of choice
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— Max Ehrmann
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