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“Good Morning, Scottsdale”

© 2015 Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott

One of my favorite things about my parent’s home in Scottsdale (not the one I was raised in) is that I can be at the Lost Dog Trailhead in less than five minutes. This trail wanders through the mountains for miles. I’m an early riser and I love getting up in the morning while everyone else sleeps in and catching the best light of the day. I was a little ways up into the McDowell Mountains when I took this shot. I combined two exposures, one for the sky and one for the foreground. I love the way that cacti (particularly cholla) catch the directional light of morning. Good morning, Scottsdale!

P.S. Thanks for pushing me past the 5 million view mark on Flickr. My review of this lens (Distagon T* 15mm) will be coming in the next week or two.

Technical information Canon EOS 6D, Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/15mm ZE, Processed in Adobe Lightroom 5, Photoshop CC, and Alien Skin Exposure 7 (use code “dustinabbott” to get 10% off)

Gear Used:

Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera (Body Only)
Zeiss Distagon T* 15mm f/2.8 ZE Lens for Canon EF Mount
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Software for Mac and Windows (Boxed Version)
Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud 1-Year Subscription
Alien Skin Exposure 7 (Use code “dustinabbott” to get 10% off)

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