I hadn’t had my camera for very long and was able to talk Ben into going with me to Lake Pleasant for the ﬁreworks. They had a country music stage, lots of games and rides for the kids, and plenty of porta potties. I think I took at least 500 photos.
This is from September of 2007, a series of 9 photos stitched into a panorama. We are standing at the lookout point (about 1,000 feet above Phoenix) at South Mountain looking North towards the Valley of the Sun.
After getting stuck in rush hour trafﬁc, getting lost just west of Corona (looking for a restroom in an industrial area, oops!), and checking into our hotel in Irvine, we went to Laguna Beach for a long walk and some seafood.
We were waiting for the full moon to rise while storm clouds rolled in from the east. We knew we wouldn’t catch the moon rising over the Union Hills, but we had fun watching the storm clouds catch the light of the setting sun.