The golden hour for photography

The golden hour for photography

Just before sunrise, and just before sunset, is the golden hour for photography. Especially for landscape photos. The colors are softer, more vibrant, and shadows are long and interesting. Many an article has been written about the golden hour by people way more versed in photography than me. All I know is, it’s my favorite times of the day to take photos.

We had rain Sunday, and Monday. It’s been an interesting winter for weather. This is our third year wintering here, and the first year we have had any kind of rain. I’ve rather liked it. Monday evening it finally started to blow out of here, and Torrey and I had a great evening walk in the golden hour.

Mountain glow in the desert

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Castle Dome mine museum

Castle Dome mine museum

This is going to be a very image heavy post, fair warning ahead of time. As I mentioned yesterday, I took about 250 photos and I managed to whittle that down to 24. This was just such a great place to visit. So lets get started.

Castle Dome mine museum

Arizona is rich in mining history. Gold, silver, and copper have all been mined at various times, and in various locations around the state. The Castle Dome mine was a silver mine that started in 1864. It was a very rich mine with high silver content in the ore they pulled from the ground. The mine was active until the early 1970’s when silver prices plummeted.

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Photos tell the stories

Photos tell the stories in the best way

This post could also have been called, Photo dump. I have taken so many photos of great things the last few days, I just wanted to weave them into a single post somehow.

Starting with the gorgeous sunrise the other day. Sunrise colors are just so vibrant and inviting. I suppose they are inviting in the day. The clouds that morning were perfect.

Photos tell the stories sunrise colors

Then that evening, the colors of the sky were golden. The ocotillo cactus are just so close to blooming. I wish they would hurry up.

Ocotillo cactus.Photos tell the stories

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