For better or worse, Prescott is my "home" for the time being. Fortunately, there are a lot of photographic opportunities around and the climate makes it easy to enjoy them. Unlike most of my Colorado photos, these are all digital photos. They are all substantially reduced from the original 3072x2304 format.
Here is an overlook of downtown Prescott from the summit of
Here is a shot of the "backside" of Thumb Butte from a nearby
hill, with Prescott in the background.
Here is an evening shot of Granite Mountain from the top of the
hill in Acker Park. The obvious building in the center of the
frame is the hospital.
Here is the Moon over "P" Mountain looking in the opposite
direction from Acker Park on a different night.
Here is the Moon in that previous frame at full resolution,
pretty darn good for a handheld shot with just 3x zoom
Mount Francis is a 7110-foot foothill southwest of town, which
can be easily identified by the communications towers on the
summit. This first shot was taken from the summit of White
Spar and shows a wide view of a sunset and sun pillar extending
up from the Sun. You can see the summit of Francis just left of
the Sun. The hills on the right are in the near foreground and
lower than Francis.
Here is another sunset photo over Francis from somewhere along
the trail to White Spar on a different night.
Now, for the opposite. This is a shot from the summit of
Francis looking back down at White Spar (below center). You can
see the so-called "twilight wedge" along the horizon, literally
the shadow cast by the Earth, with the rosy area above being
illuminated by the setting Sun.
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File last modified: 30 November 2005