By Ted Grussing
… is One’s way to describe this sunset image and she decided she liked it so much that she became part of the image. I’ve spent a substantial portion of the past several days going through the portfolio looking for skies that I can use with the sky replacement tool in Photoshop; the program comes with many stock photos, but I opted to delete them all and use my own sky photos for those rare instances when I want to replace the sky in an image. This is a shot that I took from just outside my front door exactly ten years ago today during another beautiful monsoon season. The sun had already set behind House Mountain the sky was aflame.
The monsoon storm in the photo below was taken about two weeks after the shot above and a full on monsoon storm(s) was in progress. I was a few miles NNW of Cottonwood and shooting more or less towards the N. The large storm/rain cell was maybe a mile or so in diameter and dumping heavily on Casner Mountain and on the back side in Sycamore Canyon and also into the valley on this side. Numerous other cells were roving around the plateau as well. On the horizon to thee left of the big cell is Sitgreaves Mountain … Kendrick Peak and the San Francisco Peaks were behind the rain cells that were dumping.
Into a new week and wow … that is cool … breathing, smiling and the opportunity to do amazing things … a moment at a time. Share a smile with someone today … you’ll get one back!
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