Laurent Baig – The Wild Light

September 29, 2008

Weavers Needle, Superstitions

Filed under: Photography — Tags: , , , , , — Laurent @ 5:24 pm
Weavers Needle

Weavers Needle

Friday I had to be in Mesa. Saturday I had to be in Mesa. So Friday night I spent in the Superstitions and Saturday morning I hiked Fish creek in the northern Superstitions.  I went and did my business in Mesa and went to the Peralta trailhead in the southern Superstitions.  I swear the guide I have lies about the length of the trail to Fremont saddle.  It’s got to be more like 3 miles, not the 2.25 they profess.  Nonetheless, I made it to the saddle, set up camera and watched a storm roll in.  I watched a cell move right past the backside of Weavers needle, then all of a sudden it started pelting rain and that cell was moving right overhead of me!  Yikes! Flashes of lightning and thunder right away – NOT good!  So I packed up FAST, and booked down the trail and got some shelter underneath an overhanging rock.  Yes I know they say not to stand under a rock – they say a lot of things, but at that point I was no longer the highest thing around, and I needed shelter from the hail – remember, now, I’m 200 yards away from a saguaro – the signature plant of the sonoran desert – and it’s hailing.  I stood there trying not to get cold waiting for the rain to let up, and then I watched a troop of young kids hiking up in the pelting rain.  Made me feel like a wimp, but at least I was a semi-dry wimp!  Anyway, the rain stopped and I headed back up the hill.  I made this right about sundown, or when I was guessing it was sundown.

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6 Comments »

  1. Awesome picture, made even better by the story!

    Comment by Nelson — September 29, 2008 @ 5:34 pm

  2. Thanks, Eric!

    Comment by Laurent — October 20, 2008 @ 2:50 pm

  3. Great shot. It’s nice to see the Olympus 520 w/ the 12-60 produce such outstanding quality.

    I’m getting close to buying a 520 in the next month or so.

    – Rob Oresteen

    Comment by Rob Oresteen — October 21, 2008 @ 8:25 pm

  4. it is a wonderfull picture, clear exp. excellent lens, i bought e520 last month, very good camera

    Comment by Mohd — November 4, 2008 @ 11:10 am

  5. Hi Laurent,

    This is one of your finest shots in recent memory. I love everything about it…Did you overhaul your site recently, I could swear it used to be different, in any case, it’s brilliant.

    Comment by Younes Bounhar — November 5, 2008 @ 6:00 am

  6. Beautiful composition and sweet light. Well done!

    Comment by Adam Schallau — November 13, 2008 @ 7:30 pm


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