Arizona Sunrise

Driving home from a visit to Phoenix last month, we had to stop the truck in a hurry to try to capture as much of this as possible.  We were still about 40 miles south of Flagstaff and the road was winding and dipping around and below trees and rocks…and after probably another half mile or so, I was finally able to find a relatively unobstructed view of this amazing sunrise.

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31 responses

  1. I love how it looks like it’s rolling in.

    March 19, 2012 at 6:17 am

    • It does appear to be rolling in…thank you, Bonnie. 🙂

      March 19, 2012 at 7:14 am

  2. Beautiful Monet-like cloud colors!

    March 19, 2012 at 6:38 am

    • Thank you, Lois. 🙂

      March 19, 2012 at 7:14 am

  3. Fantastic colors and shapes. great job with these

    March 19, 2012 at 6:44 am

    • Thank you, Filipe…very nice words. 🙂

      March 19, 2012 at 7:14 am

  4. me

    Beat that….

    March 19, 2012 at 6:58 am

    • I think it would be very hard to do, Me…thank you. 🙂

      March 19, 2012 at 7:15 am

  5. WOW!!!

    March 19, 2012 at 7:27 am

    • Thank you, Marviiilous!! 🙂

      March 19, 2012 at 7:48 am

  6. So pretty, but I am sure the photos don’t begin to describe the beauty of actually being there!

    March 19, 2012 at 9:09 am

    • Thank you, Marcy…and you’re correct. It was incredible to be standing there along the side of the freeway with the crisp morning air about us while watching the colors grow and change right before us…so wonderful…amazing. 🙂

      March 19, 2012 at 6:16 pm

  7. Smashing sunset and well captured. 🙂

    March 19, 2012 at 9:50 am

    • Thank you, Chillbrook. 🙂

      March 19, 2012 at 6:14 pm

  8. J.B. O'Shea

    Isn’t that frustrating when you see something incredible while you’re driving but either there’s no place to pull over, or you can’t get a good view? Glad you found a clearing!

    March 19, 2012 at 9:58 am

    • It is frustrating, indeed, James. I’m very happy we came to that clearing…. Thank you. 🙂

      March 19, 2012 at 6:14 pm

  9. Wow! These are stunning Scott, the colours are breathtaking.

    March 19, 2012 at 10:25 am

    • I sooo agree, Karen, thank you. 🙂

      March 19, 2012 at 6:13 pm

  10. David Patterson

    Awesome sky! Well worth the stop 🙂

    March 19, 2012 at 11:17 am

    • Thank you, David…I thought it was rather incredible, too. 🙂

      March 19, 2012 at 6:13 pm

  11. Incredible photos. Thanks 🙂

    March 19, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    • Thank you, Robert…and you’re welcome, too. 🙂

      March 19, 2012 at 6:12 pm

  12. What pretty colours – so dramatic.

    March 19, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    • Thank you, Meanderer. 🙂

      March 19, 2012 at 6:10 pm

  13. That’s quite a sunset!

    March 19, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    • Thank you, Kerry…Arizona Sunrise. 🙂

      March 19, 2012 at 9:24 pm

  14. Doh! I see from the title it was sunRISE, not sunset.

    March 19, 2012 at 8:15 pm

  15. Wow, they are so pretty!

    March 20, 2012 at 4:50 am

    • Thank you, Eve. 🙂

      March 20, 2012 at 6:35 am

  16. Hello Scott, you did very well to capture those wonderful colours.

    I was in the same situation a couple of evenings ago. After watching my son do his tang su do training the sky was the same colours as your first picture above, so I peddled like a mad thing to get home in time to get a photograph, but after around 5 minutes the sky was completely grey again. It made me wish I’d just stood and looked at it.

    Oh well, next time. And the great thing is, I know there will be a next time!

    March 22, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    • Hi Finn…thank you for the nice words…and I do know the feeling of having to rush home for the camera to capture the shot before it disappears. And I think you’re right about this particular instance…it might have been better to simply stand there and absorb it while you could. Yes, there will be a next time! Make sure you have your camera to hand!! 🙂

      March 22, 2012 at 7:24 pm

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