Phoenix is surrounded by mountain ranges, mountains, and big piles of rock. It’s unforgiving country, but absolutely spectacular when seen from the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle.
It’s also spectacularly difficult to photograph. The harsh sunlight and the light soil combine to wash out most photos.
I took this photo at the end of March at 4:30 in the afternoon, trying to capture some late-afternoon shadows and the warmer light.