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Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 1000iso, f4, 1/2500th, Manual A full moon rises above Saguaro Cactus on a mountain near Lake Pleasant.

Next up in my best of 2013 blogs are my best scenery/nature photos of the year. My travels throughout the country allow me plenty of oppritunities to photograph some beautiful scenes. Continue on to see the best of what nature had to offer me in 2013…

A vast majority of these photos came about simply because I carried my camera with me while flying to and from photo shoots, or while out fishing! While many of my coulleges prefer to just use their camera phones for such occasions, I’d rather have the high quality file off my 1Dx than from my iPhone.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 200iso, 1/5000th, Aperture Priority The sun breaks through the clouds over Avondale, AZ.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 200iso, 1/5000th, Aperture Priority
The sun breaks through the clouds over Avondale, AZ.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 640iso, f5.6, 1/200th, Aperture Priority Four Peaks receives the last of the days sunlight as dusk takes over Saguaro Lake.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 640iso, f5.6, 1/200th, Aperture Priority
Four Peaks receives the last of the days sunlight as dusk takes over Saguaro Lake.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 640iso, f5.6, 1/200th, Aperture Priority A gorgeous Arizona sunset reflects off Saguaro Lake.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 640iso, f5.6, 1/200th, Aperture Priority
A gorgeous Arizona sunset reflects off Saguaro Lake.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm with 1.4 converter (840mm), 250iso, f5.6, 1/500th, Aperture Priority A great blue heron flies around searching for shad at Saguaro Lake.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm with 1.4 converter (840mm), 250iso, f5.6, 1/500th, Aperture Priority
A great blue heron flies around searching for shad at Saguaro Lake.

Canon 1Dx, 17mm tilt shift lens, 100iso, f4, 1/1250th, Manual The US Airways Center, home to the Phoenix Suns NBA team.

Canon 1Dx, 17mm tilt shift lens, 100iso, f4, 1/1250th, Manual
The US Airways Center, home to the Phoenix Suns NBA team.

Canon 1Dx, 17mm tilt shift lens, 160iso, f4, 1/1000th, Manual View of the Hoover Dam from the recently built bridge over the Colorado River.

Canon 1Dx, 17mm tilt shift lens, 160iso, f4, 1/1000th, Manual
View of the Hoover Dam from the recently built bridge over the Colorado River.

Canon 1Dx, 17mm tilt shift lens, 200iso, f4, 1/1600th, Manual Cars wind their way around hairpin turns on their way to the Hoover Dam.

Canon 1Dx, 17mm tilt shift lens, 200iso, f4, 1/1600th, Manual
Cars wind their way around hairpin turns on their way to the Hoover Dam.

Canon 1Dx, 17mm tilt shift lens, 10000iso, f4, 1/250th, Manual The Las Vegas Strip is alive with neon lights.

Canon 1Dx, 17mm tilt shift lens, 10000iso, f4, 1/250th, Manual
The Las Vegas Strip is alive with neon lights.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/5000th, Aperture Priority An afternoon thunderstorm dumps rain and a rainbow viewed from my window seat on takeoff from Denver International Airport.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/5000th, Aperture Priority
An afternoon thunderstorm dumps rain and a rainbow viewed from my window seat on takeoff from Denver International Airport.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 1600iso, f6.3, 1/1250th, Manual The full "Supermoon" rises above palm trees as viewed from my backyard.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 1600iso, f6.3, 1/1250th, Manual
The full “Supermoon” rises above palm trees as viewed from my backyard.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 4000iso, f4, 1/320th, Aperture Priority The sun sets over the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, CA.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 4000iso, f4, 1/320th, Aperture Priority
The sun sets over the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, CA.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority A thunderstorm forms over Denver, Colorado during the summertime monsoon season.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority
A thunderstorm forms over Denver, Colorado during the summertime monsoon season.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 2500iso, f4, 1/800th, Aperture Priority Aerial view of a snow capped Mount Rainer on a flight home from Seattle.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 2500iso, f4, 1/800th, Aperture Priority
Aerial view of a snow capped Mount Rainer on a flight home from Seattle.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 2500iso, f4, 1/500th, Aperture Priority Anvil clouds form above southern Washington at sunset.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 2500iso, f4, 1/500th, Aperture Priority
Anvil clouds form above southern Washington at sunset.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 800iso, f5.6, 1/400th, Aperture Priority The moon sets over Lake Pleasant.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 800iso, f5.6, 1/400th, Aperture Priority
The moon sets over Lake Pleasant.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 160iso, f7.1, 30 second exposure, Manual Lightning strikes during a monsoon storm near Deer Valley, AZ.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 160iso, f7.1, 30 second exposure, Manual
Lightning strikes during a monsoon storm near Deer Valley, AZ.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority Here is the Las Vegas Strip moments after takeoff from McCarron International.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority
Here is the Las Vegas Strip moments after takeoff from McCarron International Airport.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority While fishing the sun broke through the heavy clouds, illuminating the sails of all the sailboats racing and made for a beautiful moment on Eagle Creek.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority
While fishing the sun broke through the heavy clouds, illuminating the sails of all the sailboats racing and made for a beautiful moment on Eagle Creek.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f5, 1/1250th, Aperture Priority A lone sail boat provides the perfect foreground to a nice sunset shot on Eagle Creek near Indianapolis.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f5, 1/1250th, Aperture Priority
A lone sail boat provides the perfect foreground to a nice sunset shot on Eagle Creek near Indianapolis.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 500iso, f2.8, 1/4000th, Aperture Priority A flock of Canadian Geese begin a couple thousand mile flight as the sun sets over Concord, NC.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 500iso, f2.8, 1/4000th, Aperture Priority
A flock of Canadian Geese begin a couple thousand mile flight as the sun sets over Concord, NC.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 1000iso, f4, 1/2500th, Manual A full moon rises above Saguaro Cactus on a mountain near Lake Pleasant.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 1000iso, f4, 1/2500th, Manual
A full moon rises above Saguaro Cactus on a mountain near Lake Pleasant.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 1600iso, f5, 1/1000th, Aperture Priority Detailed view of the leaves changing colors along the Pennsylvania countryside.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 1600iso, f5, 1/1000th, Aperture Priority
Detailed view of the leaves changing colors along the Pennsylvania countryside.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f8, 30 second exposure, Manual Lightning creeps across the sky over the Arrowhead Lakes community in Glendale, AZ.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f8, 30 second exposure, Manual
Lightning creeps across the sky over the Arrowhead Lakes community in Glendale, AZ.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 500iso, f2.8, 1/6400th, Aperture Priority A wild iguana hides on a tree branch along an urban canal in Miami, FL.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 500iso, f2.8, 1/6400th, Aperture Priority
A wild iguana hides on a tree branch along an urban canal in Miami, FL.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 320iso, f5.6, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority The sun rises over downtown Phoenix.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 320iso, f5.6, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority
The sun rises over downtown Phoenix.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 250iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Aperture Priority Aerial view of some canyons west of Albuquerque, NM.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 250iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Aperture Priority
Aerial view of some canyons west of Albuquerque, NM.

Next up in my Best of 2013 posts are my Best Drag Racing pics of 2013.

Its gonna be a good one!

 


 
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