Into the Dusty Distance


I took this photo only a couple of days after one of the biggest dust storms in history swept across the greater Phoenix area. The lingering haze, backlit by the morning sun, made these distant ridges seem to disappear into a mysterious fog.

This photograph was published in The Arizona Republic on October 22, 2011.

Date: August 8, 2011
Time: 8:34 a.m. MST
Location: From hills west of Bartlett Lake, Arizona
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel XSi digital SLR
Focal length: 55-250 mm zoom lens at 180mm
Aperture: f/20
ISO: 800
Exposure time: 1/2000 second

Revised: October 22, 2011
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