Moon Dance ▌Cochise County Photographer, Arizona

I am NOT a morning person. Few things will pull me from my nice warm bed before the sun/ or my sons, have risen. I have been known to row before dawn on the Genesee River in New York, I have been known to cycle the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains in Tucson (always to watch the sunrise from a Bruegger's Bagels on Oracle, with coffee in hand.) However, that was long before children and there was always a riding partner or team to whom I was accountable. On Monday morning I found myself driving to the Tucson airport before 5am without my camera; it's dark out and I'm tearfully sending my best friend home to Oregon after an amazing, laughter filled weekend, what could there possibly be to photograph? Uh, DUMMY! The full moon! An Arizona sunrise perhaps? So I witnessed the beauty camera-less and vowed to wake the following morning and drive the 30 miles back to Benson where I saw the following scenes unfold in the early morning light. Granted, the moon set later than expected and I had to be back home so my husband could get to work on time, a highway patrol car watched my every move, and I discovered that I have a startling amount of dust or dirt on my camera sensor, but I think the results were well worth the effort and the two hours of peace and quiet I enjoyed throughout my journey.


Arya said... at November 4, 2009 at 4:14 AM

Amazing photos!

Merrie said... at November 4, 2009 at 7:01 AM

Well,this was nice to wake up to! Dad doesn't know if the 2nd or 3rd is his favorite.His highly rated opinion was -- Cool! Are you going into the postcard business? I'd vote for trendy notecards.

Cadence said... at November 4, 2009 at 7:24 AM

Absolutely gorgeous!

luanne.mattson said... at November 4, 2009 at 8:52 AM

Beautiful photos! the full moon is very photogenic, isn't it?

Julie Rivera Photography said... at November 10, 2009 at 11:29 AM

I absolutely LOVE the first one. The colors are so dynamic and the moon is incredible. Though number 2 isn't half bad either... :) I am glad you sacrificed the sleep and got out there for these shots. Absolutely worth it!