Finally, I got something worth posting (or at least I think)!!! I've failed on every outing in the last month to come away with something, and I almost did this time, and I failed right after taking this. I was driving around the Phoenix area and noticed more snow than usual on Four Peaks, so I decided I would head out there for sunset, until I saw Superstition Mountain. From the freeway, it looked like there was a lot of snow on the mountain (i've only ever seen snow on it once before) and decided this is a rare sight, so I better get my ass out there. The closer I got, the less snow I saw on the jagged rocks that make the mountain so beautiful. I was really upset by this and decided to risk something getting a shot of a new place instead of the same old Superstition Mountain shot, not that it ever gets old. I saw this mountain to the south of US 60 and knew this would work. Too bad most of the snow was on the other side. After I took this, I decided to stay for some star trails. My batteries were probably at about 80% so I knew I couldn't do a lot of trial and error. I decided I would go with 400 iso and 40 minutes to be safe. I also have a noise reduction thing that takes as long to work as the exposure was. Once the exposure was done, there was one more bar of juice left and it died when I had 3 more minutes of noise reduction. I sat out there for 2+ hours with nothing more than a light sweat shirt in 35 degree weather! My thumbs felt like they were smashed by hammers.
Picket Post Mountain - West of Superior, Arizona