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Picacho Peak, Arizona
Photograph by Adriel Heisey

A band of clouds—called a street—forms along a weather front over Arizona’s Picacho Peak. Paloverde trees growing along meandering watercourses seem to mirror the row of clouds.



Camera: Pentax 67
Film Type: Fujichrome Provia 100 RDP II (push-processed two stops)
Lens: 45mm
Speed and F Stop: Unrecorded
Weather Conditions: Scattered cumulus clouds
Time of Day: Late afternoon, early January
Lighting Techniques: 1.5-stop graduated neutral density filter

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Ultralight airplane, Kenyon gyrostabilizer. I watched the briskly moving line of clouds approach the peak and made sure I was in position, lined up with the tree-lined arroyos, for the moment when they passed overhead (from left to right).


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