The Arizona Desert Highway

by Larry Nelson April. 23, 2010 3504 views

We drove from Las Vegas, Nevada, to Phoenix, Arizona this afternoon, and stopped often to capture what we saw. This area gets about 2 inches of rainfall per year, and we got to witness most of it this afternoon!

Mountains in the distance and cacti dominated the landscape.

These bright yellow blooms covered the hillsides.

We saw rain in the distance falling on the mountains.

A partial rainbow provided a blast of color to this mountaintop!

Lots of cacti along the way.

The skies, mountains, and cacti provided ongoing opportunities for great photograhpic moments!

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Kelly Lamaster 7 years ago

Such wonderful landscapes out there! My parents drove through there last year and brought back tons of lovely photos, this is a nice new perspective and reminder I want to go there! :))

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Sandra Vermeulen 7 years ago

Wonderful trip,
beautiful pictures!!

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Ray 7 years ago

Wow. Beautiful. I'm sure they don't capture the true grandeur of these place.

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Jon Laysell 7 years ago

Fabulous, how wonderful to see the rainfall in the desert. Wonderful shots Larry.

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Jennye 7 years ago

Wow, these are beautiful shots! love them all.

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Bwannadon 7 years ago

Fantastic colorful set Larry.

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Gonia 7 years ago

splendid place - old good America - it is still wild - beautifull pictures- I feel like I was there with you...

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Lynn 7 years ago

Each one is MAGNIFICENT Larry!!! #1 and 7 really stand out to me...BRILLIANT :))

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Agnes Felber 7 years, 1 month ago

Great travelogue, Larry!

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Marsha 7 years, 1 month ago

Wow....I'm just amazed at this scenery!! Makes me want to hop in the car and head on out to AZ ;))) A wonderful post with grand sights....thanks for sharing, Larry!

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Brian 7 years, 1 month ago

Love this whole set Larry, wonderful landscapes.

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Neil 7 years, 1 month ago

Great captures !! Loved the Rainbow !! cd

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Tracylynn Seeger 7 years, 1 month ago

Beautiful scenery. The rainbow is my favorite!

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Saku 7 years, 1 month ago

Wonderful shots!!! I like rainbow and cacti.

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Tripp 7 years, 1 month ago

Spectacular set.

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John Nelson 7 years, 1 month ago

Love the rain on the mountains and the flowers! Great captures. Are these mountain shots bracketed/merged? The depth of shadows and highlights are really well-balanced!

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Kaitlyn 7 years, 1 month ago

WOW....So beautiful!!

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Art Bee 7 years, 1 month ago

Beautiful scenery! The rainbow is wonderful!

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Andrea 7 years, 1 month ago

Woooow, amazing!

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Giancarlo Fosci 7 years, 1 month ago

show of the nature and optimal photographer

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Tom 7 years, 1 month ago

Wow those shots are fantastic the best desert shots I have seen in awhile!! My fav is #5, I saved it to my favs

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Thebronzebow 7 years, 1 month ago

Making me more and more jealous with each set! ;-) Wonderful!

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Brenda Nelson 7 years, 1 month ago

You really did get all that we saw on "film"! These shots tell the story of a lovely drive through the desert. I'm so glad that you were able to capture the rainbow behind that mountain - my favorite image of the day!

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Farideh_Homam 7 years, 1 month ago

Wow really beautiful and wonderfull location.

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Adriano 7 years, 1 month ago

wow, amazing. Very good composition. all of them are incredible!!!

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Lisa 7 years, 1 month ago

Beautiful! I enjoyed getting out and taking pictures, too, this afternoon...great weather for it. I love the second and the last one! You really captured some of the beauty here.

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