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09/04/2018 01:25:51 PM · #1
I'll be in PHX (Scottsdale) for a conference next week, arriving the 11th, and departing the afternoon of the 15th. I'm tied up during business hours Wed-Fri, and probably thru dinner hour on Thu. I plan on possibly getting out and doing some shooting, looking at perhaps doing some night landscape. New moon is the 9th, so moonset will be early (10:11 PM on the 14th), giving nice dark skies. Anyone up for a GTG, either for a shoot or just to meet?
09/04/2018 09:10:52 PM · #2
I was thinking of zooming up to Sedona that weekend to shoot Cathedral Rock at night time. I know there are a fair amount of StarGazers Parties that weekend. Are you able to travel about 2 hours north or are you stuck in Phx for business that won't allow you to wander too far. If you are I can come up with a few other places to go.
09/04/2018 10:08:59 PM · #3
I'm thinking that, from a weather perspective, Friday night is looking like the winner. I can certainly travel, I don't have to fly until mid-afternoon Saturday, and I have no commitments after end-of-business Friday. I don't know exactly what time the conference will wrap up, but I suspect it will not run until 5. I should have a timetable later this week.
I was looking at the DarkSiteFinder map for good dark sites with some interesting landscapes. One that popped up was Alamo Lake State Park. I'm certainly open to any/all alternatives, though!
09/11/2018 04:26:22 PM · #4
Well, I am here in PHX... man, it is hot, LOL. Weather is looking good, hopefully I can get out and do some late evening/night shooting.
09/11/2018 08:08:40 PM · #5
Take a huge thermos of cold water with you!
09/11/2018 08:20:32 PM · #6
I think if you are looking for some gorgeous landscapes and rock formations for the star shooting, Willow Lake AZ is the place to go.

Prescot, not DP though but close
09/12/2018 03:27:48 AM · #7
I escaped the heat, went North to Sedona area. Got up there before sunset, shot red rocks, had dinner, found some really dark skies along 89A :-)
09/12/2018 11:56:12 AM · #8
Originally posted by kirbic:

I escaped the heat, went North to Sedona area. Got up there before sunset, shot red rocks, had dinner, found some really dark skies along 89A :-)


It's not Friday yet! =P

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