Five Shots: Plateau Sunset

1. Campfire at the edge

The plateau at the edge of the Sycamore Canyon, Arizona is a ridge line with a 360 view. The Northeastern view is comprised of the outlying Red Rocks bordering Sedona. Looking Southwest, the sun sets over Mingus Mountain. It has become over recent years a favorite spot for us to relax and star gaze without light pollution or crowds. Last night our family went out on the plateau to catch the meteor shower. We weren’t disappointed. Before the light show, the clouds entertained us. Here are some shots from last night.

2. Sea Horses
3. Rainbow Fingers
4. Big Sky
5. Vista to the Red Rocks
6. Yellow Glow

Which one do you like best?

42 thoughts on “Five Shots: Plateau Sunset

  1. All of the shots are beautiful – but “sea horses” is a fun, unique cloud formation!

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    1. Hiya, John. Thanks. I thought so, too. They shimmered across the sky in front of corals and gold. I love when I look at the sky and feel like I am looking at a harbor or I am out to sea.

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  2. Beautiful! We decided to have lunch in Jerome yesterday and on the way from Prescott Valley stopped at Mingus Lake and checked out the campground. Oh my gosh – the views! So worth pulling the RV up 2 miles of gravel road sometime in the future.

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    1. That’s a hefty climb, indeed. It was great to watch the meteor shower after it got dark. We saw approximately 20. But after 10 pm I suspect more came out. We are lucky to be in a beautiful part of the world! Thanks, Ingrid.

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  3. All full of atmosphere, but I really like the campfire shot. I can feel the heat!
    It is too cloudy here to see the meteor shower, unfortunately. I hope it was good!
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. Hi Pete. Yes, indeed. Long tails and short bursts. The Milky Way was a runner on a black table. It’s the only time I can see her in her glory. I am itching to get up to Utah or Colorado this fall when the air is crisp to see more of her. Anyway, it was a spectacular evening. Thank you!

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  4. Ugh these are all just gorgeous. Paintings. If I HAVE to pick a fave, it might be Rainbow Fingers. Just because that’s a perfect caption. Lovely stuff Cindy.

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  5. Cindy, these photos are so beautiful! Thank you. My favorite is #4, the Big Sky. Ah, life is good!

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    1. Hi Jennie! Yes, it is. Thank you for voting.

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      1. My pleasure, Cindy.

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  6. Rafael del Casal August 12, 2017 — 7:01 pm

    Cindy, these are gorgeous! My vote goes to #4, Big Sky.

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    1. It’s leading, thus far! Thank you, Rafael. I was awestruck standing underneath it.

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  7. Absolutely beautiful. Great camera, clever photographer.

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    1. Beautiful landscape! It makes it easy for me. 😉

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  8. Great skies all Cindy, we looked for the meteors here, but didn’t see any!

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    1. We saw about twenty in a two hour period. We were reclining in lounge chairs in the dark staring up. My favorite way to spend a Friday night.

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  9. It’s #5 for me. I saw two or three meteors last night (Saturday…maybe 2pm in Arizona). They had to be bright to beat the city’s lights. I bet it was very dark indeed out in Sycamore Canyon!

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    1. Yes. It was a bit of a thrill when we’d spot one with a trail. A couple of them were long and magnificent.

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  10. Great pictures, you captured some stunning scenery. Big sky is my favourite, beautiful!

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    1. I thank you, Paul. Lots going on up there Friday. We’ve had monsoons lately which create crazy wonderful cloud formations.

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      1. Yes, those clouds in the pictures look stunning. We’ve been enjoying a nice summer here in UK, been very nice 🙂

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  11. There are glorious!! Love all equally! Beautiful

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    1. Thank you so much!
      Since you write movie reviews, I invite you to share your thoughts on my most recent post about the criteria we use when considering a film. I am curious!

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  12. These images leap off the screen with cinematic abandon.

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    1. Thank you, Vinnieh. You are the superlative King.

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      1. Well I try my best. Haven’t achieved a Cary Grant level of charm, but I’m getting there.

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          1. Practice makes perfect.

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  13. Beautiful, Cindy. The first picture took my breath away when it came up.

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  14. ooooooo. oooooooooo ….
    Gorgeous. Framable.

    Dictionary says Framable isn’t a word.
    You just proved them wrong.

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    1. Ha, ha. You are kind to suggest they are. I have thought about blowing up a few for a wall. As you know, Arizona is a beautiful state. Therefore, a photographer is born!

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  15. Hello Cindy! Just dropping by to say hello and admire your beautiful pictures! Hope you are well. Miss blogging but there’s just not enough time in a day to do everything. Glad you’re still blogging, I’m hoping to post a review of a film I’ve been hugely anticipating, so stay tuned 🙂

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    1. Thanks for checking in. It is good to hear from you. You are an inspiration!

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  16. Seahorses but it’s tough Cindy, they’re all so beautiful.

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  17. jimenobaeznarvaez August 31, 2017 — 6:33 am

    Just dropping by to say hello and admire your beautiful pictures! Glad you’re still blogging, I’m hoping to post a review of a film I’ve been hugely anticipating, so stay tuned 🙂

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    1. Sure thing! Thanks for stopping by.

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  18. Just dropping by to say hello and admire your beautiful pictures!

    Dictionary says Framable isn’t a word.

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    1. Welcome, Leroy. Thanks very much for dropping by.

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