Butte on Fire

Butte on Fire

The rising sun illuminates clouds above and behind Courthouse Butte in Sedona, Arizona, giving the appearance of a firey glow above the butte. This is a collage made up of 8 images shot with a Nikon D800 and a Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art lens.

Not long after completing¬†all the images needed for “Bell Rock and Courthouse Butte” (the subject of my last post), a hole in the clouds to the east allowed a beam of sunlight to light up the clouds above Courthouse Butte in such a way that brought to mind the effect a raging fire on top of the butte would have casting a glow on the clouds above.

I was very fortunate to be in just the right place at just the right time to capture this moment. Having already been set up to capture multiple images for panoramas, I was easily able to capture a set of 8 images in two rows to create the image you see above. The result is a 142 megapixel image with exquisite detail.

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