Sedona at Dawn

When we were visiting Sedona, most of the time there wasn’t a cloud in the sky which made stargazing quite easy. The fact that the city sits in a canyon and most of its lights are blocked by the walls makes just outside of town a great place to catch the first rays of the morning Sun. Early, before most of the population was up I was driving around the back roads looking for picture opportunities (I’m a little crazy like that). Thankful for the headlights on the SUV we rented and gleeful I remembered to pack a headlamp (useful for fiddling with camera settings in the pitch black while being careful not to fall into a ravine) the journey still had its heart racing moments. A wolf darted in front of the vehicle at one point, which gave me some moments to reflect on what creatures might be stalking me, while I was stalking the sunrise. Who says photography is a boring endeavor?

Nikon D800 Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 32mm f/3.8 ISO 100 6 sec.