Mining Boom in Arizona

At the turn of the century, the mining boom in Arizona brought about numerous towns that prospered for several years. Tombstone, AZ grew from a population of 100 to 14,000 in less than seven years during which the town produced between $40 to $85 million in mined silver. The majority of these boom towns lasted until the precious minerals were all mined or catastrophic events turned the once prosperous towns into ghost towns. Many of the remains of these ghost towns still exist all over Arizona today. I visited two such sites: Pearce, AZ and Tombstone, AZ.Blog1 Blog2 Blog3 Blog4 Blog5

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Desert Landscapes

On a trip back home to Tucson, I was able to take some desert landscapes of my backyard. Sunsets are amazing in Arizona every single night, but they are always unique. I also did a light painting of a saguaro one night with the full moon in the background.

Saguaro and moon

Saguaro and full moon

Colorful Desert Landscape

Tucson HDR landscape

Tucson Desert and Sunset

An HDR desert photograph

Arizona Sunset

A sunset with Saguaros

Desert Orange

A desert sky with oranges and blues