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Sunrise 20201116 Montezuma Pass

Sunrise 20201116 Montezuma Pass

Sunrise 20201116 Montezuma Pass

Montezuma Pass may be one of my favorite southern Arizona high desert photography spots. From this vantage point, like a meandering river that guides your eye as it gently cascades down a mountain pass, your view is transported from the summit to the fertile San Pedro valley.

As I stood atop this southern terminus of the Huachuca mountains this morning, I realized that we would not have the dramatic burst of color we expect with the days start. But, the cloud-shrouded skies, punctuated with river-like currents of rain, enhanced the view the overcast sunrise with a power of its own. There was a serenity in the tumult that set a positive mood for the coming day.

This image is a 14 shot panorama shot with a rig I put together for the coming Milky Way season. It is five feet wides by two and a half feet tall. The beauty of shooting a wide image like this is the depth of clarity provided by so many captured pixels. I am not sure how it will look with the limits of social media. The grand beauty it embodies is a testament to the glory of creation.

I remain his scribe.

Sunrise 20201116 - Montezuma Pass
©RGallucci Photography

Shoot Date: January 16, 2020
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
1.3 sec at f/16 Bias:0 EV
ISO: ISO 100
Lens:EF50mm f/1.4 USM @ 50 mm