Welcome to the AZ Photographers Adventure Club meet up at Greasewood Flats in Scottsdale Arizona on January 27th.
Greasewood Flat, with it's outside picnic table seating, fire pits, and weathered antiques, is a photographer's playground. Who knew that a string of colored plastic cups could become unique Japanese-like lanterns in the middle of the desert? Or that an old tricycle and a rusted wheelbarrow could compete with a Yuletide display of Santa and reindeer at Christmas when placed on the roof of a building?
“The sun did not shine. It was too wet to play. So we sat in the house All that cold, cold, wet day. I sat there with Sally, we sat there we two. And I said, “How I wish we had something to do!”*
Actually, it was not wet….and not cold….and there were more than two of us and we had plenty to do. But, the disappointment in the late afternoon was that the sun did not shine. All week, we had had beautiful sunsets and now, with Pinnacle Peak as a backdrop, it looked like the grey haze would obscure any hope of a colorful sunset.
The sky caught on fire! From pink and blue pastels to orange and purple blaze, the sky lit up and we had one of the MOST AMAZING SUNSETS EVER! Maybe it's the pollution that plagues the city, maybe it was the solar flare activity, or maybe it was just a “gift” to the PAC, but you'll find the photos on the Meet Up page, on Facebook, and just about everywhere we post to our family and friends… and somewhere, in every comment section, you'll find at least one “WOW!”.
One sunset – many photos – and each one unique in its point of view. And that's what, as individuals, we bring to the group. And, as a group, it's our personal perspective that we share with each other.
P.S. Special thanks to Chaplain Jim for teaching some of us (or at least trying to) how to country dance.
*Dr. Seuss, again
Photos by: Sandy & Ash