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Red Mountain, The Salt River and a House with a Nice Thanksgiving Theme

Posted in Arizona, Clouds, Motorcycle, Motorcycle Rides, Motorcycles, Mountains, Red Mountain, River, Salt River, Water with tags on November 12, 2013 by DRF

Todays motorcycle ride took me to a few different places.

My intent was to just go out and find some “colorful” locations for a few photos.

IMG_5717A small park with nice green grass.

IMG_5723A house I passed on my way out of town.  Very nice!

IMG_5734Red Mountain along the Salt River east of Phoenix, Arizona.

IMG_5736A view of The “Salt River” from the “Granite Reef Recreation Site”.

IMG_5761The “Salt River” in the “Tonto Recreation Area, Lower Salt River”.

I was experimenting with the custom color settings in my camera.  I set my camera to “Landscape” mode, and increased the “sharpness”, “saturation” and the “color tone” up by one notch.

Mount McDowell (Red Mountain) in Arizona

Posted in Arizona, Motorcycle, Motorcycle Rides, Motorcycles, Red Mountain on April 5, 2011 by DRF

I try to remember to take my camera with me each time I ride my motorcycle, even if it’s just to go to the store, work, etc…  If I remember correctly, I got this tip reading an entry from chesshirecat who has a blog HERE.  I stopped and took this photo of Mount McDowell today.  It’s located on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Reservation, just north of Mesa, AZ.  Mount McDowel is often called “Red Mountain” due to its red color.  The colors become more distinctive during sunset.  The mountain is located on an Indian reservation that’s off limits.  This makes up close photos difficult to get unless you have a nice clear day with a good camera zoom.

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