We’ve had two days of rain, sleet and snow in Jerome. Don’t get me wrong, I love inclement weather, but wow! I believe we received 3″ of rain, according to Gulch Radio anyway! So this morning, before the sunrise, I noticed low lying clouds in the Verde Valley, with low clouds along the Mogollon Rim.
My camera on a sturdy tripod, shooting RAW images in a range of exposures from under to over-exposed. I then select the range of exposures I wish to work with and will open the images in HDR Efex Pro, from within the Adobe Bridge.
The view from Jerome after a winter storm dropped one to two inches of snow in Flagstaff Arizona. The snow depth should encourage some snow skiing! Download the photograph cropped for HD! Use it as your screensaver or desktop image if you wish. Please remember, the photograph still belongs to me!
Layered storm clouds begin reflecting the lovely late afternoon Winter light in the Verde Valley. Photograph taken on February 21, 2010 from Jerome Arizona.
Our views are amazing from this tiny little town, perched on the 30 degree slope of Cleopatra Hill. We are fortunate with our location and our infamous porch. All one needs to do is pay attention to the light and glance outside every once in a while when the weather is unsettled. Typically we have blue skies and sunshine. I know I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again, boring!
Only when the beautiful red rocks of Sedona can be viewed with dramatic sky, clouds and light will you find me taking photographs. Not always true, but typically, it takes weather to get me interested enough to really want to capture “that” photograph.
Jerome has a wild and unique history. The Connor Hotel was built in 1898 by David Connor. To learn more about the history of the Connor Hotel, check out the blog post. The history has been copied from the Connor Hotel website.
Red Rain, photographed outside of Cottonwood Arizona on a dirt road off of Highway 260. Early days of digital, August 2004 with a Canon Rebel. My first real digital camera.
Sometimes the photograph before and after the sunrise are the ones we end up saving, editing and sharing. Five minutes before the sunrise on Tuesday, March 11, 2014.
Ron Chilston is a photographer living and documenting life and landscape in Jerome, Az.