A Photographer’s Dream – Snow in Arizona!

Desert Snow Arizona

Desert Snow

We had a rare occurrence here in central Arizona this weekend. A wild and rainy storm moved through on Saturday night and it brought not only cold temps but it brought the snow level down to about 2,500 feet. The next morning when the storm cleared I walked outside and I could see snow on the surrounding local mountains, how exciting! But the most exciting, for me anyway, was when I looked east from my house out towards Lost Dutchman State Park in Apache Junction and I saw snow on the flatirons…WOW! I grabbed my camera and headed out to shoot photos before it melted. Seems just about EVERYONE had the same idea, the place was crawling with photographers of ALL levels and they were snap happy!

Western Chapel Arizona

Western Chapel

I had to pull the long lens out to isolate some of the shots that I wanted. My “normal lens” is usually my 17mm, so this was different for me. When I say there were TONS of people I mean it, and the long lens (70-200 2.8) was the only solution to getting ANY photo without  “Grandma and Grandpa” walking through my shot. It was nice to see so many people out enjoying such a gorgeous day, it just made it a bit more challenging for one who is used to shooting in solitude.

It made for a fun day of shooting and I actually met some very nice people along the way, call me crazy but I think the excitement of the beautiful dusting of snow made everyone just a little bit more friendly.

Cheyenne having fun in the Arizona desert
Cheyenne having fun in the desert

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