Tucson Sunset (Day 1) (11 July 2013)
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About This Shoot
Date: 11 July 2013
Location: Tucson, Arizona
Shoot Type: Weather and Landscape
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Synopsis:
No storms were photographed on Day 1. I arrived early afternoon, and while a few storms were noted around the Sonoita area, nothing was worth photographing. I drove up Reddington Rd. a little ways for a nice sunset overlooking the east side of Tucson.

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11 July 2013

Tucson Sunset (Day 1)


Thu, 11 Jul 2013 22:09:36 -0700
Day 1, July 11. Arrival in Tucson, but lightning activity was scant
Not much to report on the first day in Arizona. I arrived mid-afternoon in
Tucson after attempting to photograph really weak, pathetic storms along
the I-10 corridor. None of the showers produced any worthwhile
cloud-to-ground. I was hoping one cell before sunset near Sonoita would
eventually produce some decent lightning, but it died shortly after it
tried to organize. Great views from the Empire Ranch Rd. north of Sonoita.
I made note of this spot in case there are storms down there. I drove
back to Tucson at around sunset and was hoping to reach a pre-scouted spot
along Reddington Rd. where there are some switchbacks as it climbs
elevation just east of town. I did manage to make it to the switchbacks
just in time to catch the last colors after the sun had already set. The
image tied to this post is from that location.
  
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