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Thimble Peak Sunrise
25 July 2014 Sam Rua

Thimble Peak Sunrise

Tucson, AZ

This particular morning was very humid with a lot of moisture and haze in the atmosphere -- unusual
for this area blessed with relatively clear skies. I happened to get lucky with the alignment of the Sun
rising perfectly centered over Thimble Peak in the Catalina Mountains on the northeast side of Tucson.

Some of my favorite images of Thimble Peak taken over the years can be found below:
(Click on an image for a larger view)

Canon EOS 7D ,Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM
1/2500s f/8.0 at 300.0mm iso100 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
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bill friedlander27-Jun-2015 23:09
Brilliant work. The exposure spot on, and the sun a nice halo for The Thimble. V
Florent Potard25-Mar-2015 12:00
Wonderful shot of the sun! V
waterfalls man11-Jan-2015 12:42
Excellent V!!
Ann Pettigrew10-Jan-2015 18:03
This is so nice, Sam! Have you seen the lovejoy comet yet???
Wim Ensie30-Jul-2014 09:22
This is simple minimalistic and TOP! Like it Sam.
Christy VB29-Jul-2014 01:40
Yes, this is gorgeous! Great timing.
Ton, Ben & Rob Nagtegaal28-Jul-2014 07:04
Fantastic sunrise image Sam, well done. V
woody3428-Jul-2014 05:31
I'm looking for the howling coyote , fantastic capture...love it...V
janescottcumming28-Jul-2014 02:09
Everything is just perfect here. V
Kevin Warren28-Jul-2014 01:01
Another Wow image, Sam - this is beautifully done!
tinkerb27-Jul-2014 22:18
Truly superb. V
Julie Oldfield27-Jul-2014 16:58
Superb capture. Wonderful light. V
beingme27-Jul-2014 15:57
Fantastic!
Zeeby27-Jul-2014 08:37
Excellent! V
Gary A. Rich (GRainelev)27-Jul-2014 07:53
This is an outstanding landscape image. Truly remarkable work. V.
Pete Hemington26-Jul-2014 21:09
beautiful - great POV
coaster26-Jul-2014 21:03
An awesome capture, Sam!
Stephanie26-Jul-2014 15:57
Stunning timing and capture Sam! BV+++
pkocinski26-Jul-2014 13:07
Beautiful image of the morning's start to your 90+F day.
MarcViskens26-Jul-2014 09:02
very nice shot
Helen Betts26-Jul-2014 05:52
So simple yet breathtaking. Beautiful work, Sam. V.
Gill Kopy26-Jul-2014 05:22
Stunning shot ! V
Richard Marcus26-Jul-2014 03:12
Brilliant work, Sam! V
SLC_Images26-Jul-2014 01:37
Very Nice Sam- I was wondering what you were going to come up with today as I left for work about before 6am... VT
Raymond Ma26-Jul-2014 01:09
Ever so patient and ever so well timed to have the elements in their perfect
alignment. V
Hank Vander Velde26-Jul-2014 00:34
A beautiful sunrise image Sam.
Mildred Alpern25-Jul-2014 23:55
Your lucky stars were aligned indeed. Great image. V
Mostafa Moftah25-Jul-2014 20:56
Superb! V
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)25-Jul-2014 17:57
Great image:bravo! VVV
Paolo
Martin Lamoon25-Jul-2014 17:55
Like the misty look to this picture.
v
Tom Munson25-Jul-2014 16:48
Beautiful work, Sam.
Blandine Mangin25-Jul-2014 16:34
Amazing ! v
joseantonio25-Jul-2014 16:22
Just spectacular...Well done.V.
Bonnie Underwood25-Jul-2014 15:44
I know it's been overused, but that really is beautiful.
globalgadabout25-Jul-2014 14:58
a stellar shot, and richly atmospheric scene..
Neil Marcus25-Jul-2014 14:42
The Thimble is my favorite view and this beats all. "V"
Char25-Jul-2014 14:37
Wow, this is a wonderful capture, Sam! \/
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