Taking the Shot: Apache Trail Afternoon

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Taking the Shot: Apache Trail Afternoon

I finally received a replacement for my broken Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 first generation lens. I replaced it with the second generation lens.  And I decided that I needed to head out and check it out.

So I went east from Phoenix into the Tonto National Forest along the Apache Trail, otherwise known as AZ 88.

It is paved until just past Tortilla Flats where it turns into a dirt road for something like 20 miles until you reach the Roosevelt dam.

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Just east of Apache Junction, I saw this small butte off in the distance and decided to pull over and hike to the spot. And I found a composition I liked and decided to setup and take some photographs.

This video is my visit to the location of the photograph “Apache Trail Afternoon.” In the video I talk through why I choose this spot for this photograph. I hope you enjoy the video!

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A little bit about me . . .

Back in 1982, my Air Force roommate was in desperate need of some cash, and he had a camera. And I was in the market for a camera as I had TDY (Temporary Duty) orders for Cyprus and was looking for a good camera to take with me. So over some beers and some negotiations with my roommate (and a few hundred dollars later), I found that I had become the owner of a brand spanking new Canon AE-1 camera with an assortment of lens, including a Canon 50mm, a 35mm lens, as well as a telephoto lens.

Fast forward to today, and I am now an owner of a Canon 5D Mark II (looking to upgrade, but can’t decide on my next camera) and a bunch of Canon glass and I am primarily a landscape and travel photographer. Yea, that means that I get up before the sun rises and am out after the sun sets. Makes for interesting times!

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