While in Arizona recently, we made a day trip to Tucson. If you’re ever in Tucson, you have to go to Saguaro National Park. It’s a beautiful desert preserve that is split into two sections flanking the city on either side. We headed for the smaller West Unit because the drive back to Phoenix would be easier from there.
There are numerous hikes in the park, but we ended up driving to a new trail that the Ranger in the visitor center recommended. Like most national parks, Saguaro National Park seemed to have excellent, well-maintained trails.
I shot many saguaros on that hike but with the sun low in the sky, the backlit compositions were the most appealing. It would have been nice to have had some clouds to make the sky more visually interesting, but the empty blue sky does provide a counterpoint to the hectic foreground.