White Tanks at Dawn

Phoenix is called The Valley of the Sun.  We’re surrounded by mountains all the way around; though, having lived in Denver, it’s hard to call these little hills mountains.

I had just dropped my daughter off at school.  We’re about five miles away from the White Tanks that border the western side of the city.  When I was a kid, we lived about twenty five miles from these hills, and they were SO far away.  Now, things have been developed right up to their base.

I love the way that the cloud shadows play over the hills, creating such contrasts in color.  Even dusty brown hills can be interesting, when given some life through shade.