The Arizona Desert Highway

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

      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! :))

      2010.04.26 Reply Cancel

    • # Ray

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

      2010.04.25 Reply Cancel

    • # Gonia

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

      2010.04.24 Reply Cancel

    • # Lynn

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

      2010.04.24 Reply Cancel

    • # Marsha

      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!

      2010.04.24 Reply Cancel

    • # John Nelson

      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!

      2010.04.23 Reply Cancel

    • # Tom

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

      2010.04.23 Reply Cancel

    • # Brenda Nelson

      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!

      2010.04.23 Reply Cancel

    • # Lisa

      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.

      2010.04.23 Reply Cancel

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