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Jan

Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 250iso, f7.1, 30 seconds, Manual
A massive lightning strike gets my attention during a sunset monsoon storm at Lake Pleasant.

While I didn’t get to shoot as much scenery/nature stuff as I would have liked, here are my favorite scenic images of 2016!

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 200iso, f5.6, 1/3200th, Aperture Priority
Aerial view as the fourth tallest fountain in the world in visible in the bottom of the frame as my plane flies over the town of Fountain Hills. Also visible is the Four Peaks mountain in the back.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f3.5, 1/5000th, Aperture Priority
Water from heavy rains in the Las Vegas area leave a muddy trail as it blends into the clean water of Lake Mead.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 2000iso, f2.8, 2.5 seconds, Manual
Lights from homes are visible on the side of a mountain on the US Virgin Island of St John

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 640iso, f4.5, 1/1600th, Aperture Priority
Aerial view of Charlotte Amalie, the capital city of the US Virgin Islands.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f10, 1/15th, Aperture Priority
The sun sets behind the White Tank Mountains as viewed from Dobbins Point on South Mountain in Phoenix.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f13, 30 seconds, Manual
The view from South Mountain in Phoenix as lightning strikes in the city of Mesa during a summertime Arizona monsoon storm

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f8, 30 seconds, Manual
A giant lightning bolt strikes just north of the Papago Mountains near Scottsdale as viewed from the top of South Mountain.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/800th, Aperture Priority
A full moon rises above building storm clouds at Lake Pleasant.

Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 100iso, f22, 2 seconds, Aperture Priority
The cars of fishermen out on Lake Pleasant dot the shoreline as rain from an approaching monsoon storm dump in the distance.

Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 100iso, f10, 30 seconds, Manual
Lightning strikes in the distance during a monsoon storm at sunset shot at Lake Pleasant.

Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 250iso, f7.1, 30 seconds, Manual
A massive lightning strike gets my attention during a sunset monsoon storm at Lake Pleasant.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 250iso, f5.6, 1/800th, Aperture Priority
A couple watch as a haboob dust storm rolls into Ahwatukee as viewed from South Mountain.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 250iso, f5.6, 1/500th, Aperture Priority
A young couple and their child watch as a haboob dust storm converges on the Phoenix area.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 250iso, f5.6, 1/200th, Aperture Priority
A haboob dust storm approaches South Mountain during a summer monsoon storm south of Phoenix.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 6400iso, f4, 1/125th, Manual
An angry blacktail rattlesnake coils up on South Mountain in Phoenix, AZ.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 500iso, f3.2, 1/500th, Aperture Priority
A vibrant rainbow is visible along the edge of a rain storm in Morrison, Colorado.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 10,000iso, f2.8, 1/60th, Manual
Aerial view of San Francisco International Airport (SFO) flying home from an NHRA race in Sonoma.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f13, 25 seconds, Aperture Priority
Lightning goes cloud to cloud over Glendale, AZ during a summer monsoon storm.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 500iso, f2.8, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority
The Verde River flows through the forest along the rim near Pine, Arizona.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 500iso, f2.8, 1/125th, Aperture Priority
A cool canyon formed by water from the Verde River near Pine, AZ.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 500iso, f4, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority
A bald eagle looks over Woods Canyon Lake on the Mogollon Rim near Heber, Arizona

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 500iso, f4, 1/800th, Aperture Priority
A bald eagle swoops down to grab a rainbow trout from the surface of Woods Canyon Lake on the Mogollon Rim near Heber, Arizona

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 500iso, f4, 1/1600th, Aperture Priority
A bald eagle swoops flies away with a rainbow trout from the surface of Woods Canyon Lake on the Mogollon Rim near Heber, Arizona

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 2000iso, f4, 1/1250th, Aperture Priority
An elk feeds off of wild vegetation near the shoreline of Woods Canyon Lake.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 500iso, f4, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority
Smoke from a wildfire is visible looking down on the forest from the edge of the Mogollon Rim as the result of a lightning strike.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 400mm, 200iso, f2.8, 1/6400th, Aperture Priority
A roadrunner near Superstition Mountain in Arizona.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 160iso, f2.8, 1/4000th, Manual
Snow covers the peaks of Four Peaks mountain in the Arizona desert on Christmas Day

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 160iso, f2.8, 1/3200th, Manual
A saguaro cactus in the foreground as snow covers the peaks of Four Peaks mountain in the Arizona desert on Christmas Day

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 160iso, f2.8, 1/1600th, Manual
Arizona state route 87 winds through the desert of the Tonto National Forest.

Next up is my final category in my Best of 2016 galleries with my Best of Crash and Burn!


 
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