I had a lot of fun shooting in and around the JW Marriott Camelback Inn while I was in Scottsdale awhile back. I got this shot after a pretty long day of shooting.

The sun had set while I was climbing down Mummy Mountain, so I headed back to the resort for some dinner. I ended up having the steak skewers and guacamole (along with a couple G&Ts) at the hotel bar at the suggestion of the bartender. And kudos to him, because all of it was top notch.

Calling it a night shortly thereafter I began the trek back, stopping at the entrance to the playground outside of my room. I’d passed it several times during the days before and knew I wanted to capture the adobe arch at the right time, but the right time never seemed to present itself. And so it was that on my last night in Arizona, I decided to set up my tripod for one final attempt to capture something magnificent…

Twilight Over the Camel's Back

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Technical details: Three-shot HDR on a tripod, 11mm f/8 at ISO 100. 4, 15, and 30 second exposures.