Five Shots: Stoneman Lake, AZ


Off for a drive today, NE of Sedona and South of Flagstaff. If you were to take Stoneman Lake Rd off of I 17, you would travel through Ponderosa pines and could see Stoneman Lake.


The only missing from the lake is the water. However, it’s still a lovely spot to hear the breeze in the pines and walk around the Junipers and rocks. Here are five shots of Stoneman Lake, enhanced, so I felt like a landscape painter.






Which one do you like best?

22 thoughts on “Five Shots: Stoneman Lake, AZ

  1. The fourth from last is my favorite. I have to tell you, though, to look at these and knowing the have never experienced snow … boggles my mind on a day like today when a heavy jacket must be worn, as the wind is cold. Absolutely beautiful!! 🙂


    1. Wow! It was 80 and sunny up by Flag. It does snow up here in northern Arizona. Rarely down by Phoenix or Tuscon. I’m in the NC and sometimes we get an inch or two. the sun right now is toasty warm. I hope you have a good fireplace to warm you up!


      1. No fireplace, though I like the sound of that. You do realize, don’t you, that I’m envious of you right now, eh? LOL. 🙂


        1. Aw, no need. Your neck of the woods is pretty spectacular. When I’m choking on dust and shriveling up from lack of moisture, you are up there plump and cool. 🙂


  2. There’s no best—they’re all beautiful!


  3. Amazing what you can do with your camera. Truly magic! And I’d have to say I’m kinda partial to #2. The creamy warmth of the trunk almost reveals the warm and sunny day right through the pretend canvas.
    Love it. 🙂


    1. Thank you! Sometimes the shots seem dull and the textures fall into a one dimentional mess. But at those times, the enhancement gives it life–kind of like Van Gogh, the shot shimmers.


  4. amazing what God can do with a few twigs and some dirt.

    Nice shots !


  5. What an amazing effect. I love that part of the world! SD


    1. Yes, I’m loving this chapter of my life. 🙂


  6. I love tree and branches! All of these are gorgeous, Cindy, thanks for sharing.


    1. Ta, Ruth. You’re a peach for commenting on my posts that have nothing to do with movies. In fact, I’d love your opinion about the movie post I did the other day if you have time 😉


  7. Very cool! I got my first speeding ticket outside of Flagstaff


    1. Lol the wide open skies makes you feel like your driving slow…I have gotten a couple tickets myself.


  8. I love the way parts of the photo have that painted look about them and then others have more of a crisp photographic clearness. Kind of like reality creeping into fantasy crawling right back into reality. I love the last pic.


    1. Hi Barbara! Thanks. The last one is my favorite, too. I like the arm reaching up to the sky. Thanks for commenting. 🙂


  9. The last one definitely does it for me. The blue sky background makes the textures on the branches really stand out.


    1. Thanks, John! I like that one, too, for exactly the same reason. 🙂


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