Bob Shuman of the Sedona Camera Club was taking the group from elcc out to see his "money shot" location. It was near the end of an unusual, spring snowy day and the sky was overcast.
We drove out to a short trailhead about a mile north north of Red Rock State Park and parked.
The trail went west, but, noticing this splendid view to the east, I set up my tripod and began shooting. After a couple of minutes, the group got restless and somebody told me to pack up so they could go.
We went out to Bob's money shot and took some pictures, although the weather was not right for that view.
As we returned eastward toward the vehicles, I noticed that the light on the eastern vista had become astonisingly wonderful. I told the group that I was going to hang around and get some more shots.
Just as I was about to put the camera on the tripod, a strong sleet storm overtook us from behind and in just a second, conditions went from wonderful to whiteout.
So this is all I got.
I tell you, the light was just amazing and I wish I could have captured it.
The original panorama file size was over 100 megapixels, and 800 megabytes. I have resized it here so that the height is 900 pixels.