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A Lunar Eclipse in Arizona

Sometimes the perfect photo opportunity comes your way. In this instance, if was a 2015 lunar eclipse back when I was living in Tucson, Arizona. A lunar eclipse occurs when the earth passes between the sun and the moon, casting its shadow on the moon. Photographing the moon, however, can…

Feathery Saguaro Sunset

Feathery Saguaro Sunset. Circa 1019 Sunset is the magic hour for photographers. The day is over, while the night has yet to fall. The clouds create vivid colors in the sky and the lingering daylight can create interesting lights and shadows, including silhouettes. This is why sundown is my favorite…

A Mountain Highway in Arizona

A Mountain Highway in Southern Arizona. Circa 2015. Pima County, in southern Arizona, offers a variety of different landscapes. While mostly Sonoran desert, it’s also the home of two national parks, as well as the Coronado National Forest. Mount Lemmon, north of Tucson, has an elevation of over 9000 feet.…

Hunt’s Tomb and Papago Park.

Hunt’s Tomb at Papago Park. Tempe, Arizona. 1978. A digitally restored 35mm photo.   This vintage 35 mm photo goes back to my college photography class at ASU. Our first assignment was to purchase a 35mm SLR camera, so I bought a Nikkormat FT3, which I used for decades.  …

The Downtown Phoenix Series

© 2021 by Gayle Martin. All Rights Reserved. Sometimes good things happen when you’re doing something else. Such was the case with my downtown Phoenix series. For those who do not know, I’m a book author as well as an art photographer. I write contemporary romance novels under the pen…

Monument Valley

© 2021 by Gayle Martin. All Rights Reserved. Monument Valley, Arizona, with its unique massive buttes, is a photographer’s dream. It’s located on the Navajo nation in northeastern Arizona, near the four corners. John Ford made Monument Valley famous in the 1930s when he directed a number of western movies…

Vintage Arizona State

© 1979 2020 by Gayle Martin. All Rights Reserved. I attended Arizona State University in the late 1970s and early 1980s. ASU is a beautiful campus with impressive architecture and scenic landscaping. In 2011 I revisited the campus. Some areas looked exactly as they did when I was a student.…