Life From The Cinders


The first rays of sunlight caress the few plants that manage to live on the volcanic cinders of Sunset Crater National Monument.

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The Clearing


I’ve lived in Arizona for 13 years now, yet I’d never had the good fortune to be at the Grand Canyon during or after a snow storm until recently. This shot was captured just as the storm was just beginning to move out.

Sunrise at Sunset Point

This past September, I spent a week exploring Capitol Reef National Park and some of the surrounding area. This shot was captured at an area named Sunset Point. Ironically, it was taken at sunrise!
Thanks for looking, and if you’re ever interested in purchasing a print of any of the photographs featured here, please contact me at mcapurso@cox.netIMG_2032

Hot Pipes

Surrounded by giant saguaro cacti, an organ pipe cactus glows red in the last few minutes of daylight. Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.IMG_3133

Monsoon Light on Watson Lake

My apologies for not posting any new material in several months.

The monsoon season got off to a good start here in Arizona, but has since quieted down. This image was captured just before sunset in early July on Watson Lake, outside of Prescott, AZ. A powerful storm was just on the horizon, yet the afternoon sun managed to break through the clouds and light up the granite boulders surrounding the lake.

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February Fog

A very rare foggy morning in the Sonoran Desert.IMG_5869

Greet the New Year

IMG_5335-DISTORT FIXEDJanuary 1st, 2015 brought unusually cold temperatures to the Sonoran Desert, and with those frosty temps came a rare snow storm. I was it the Four Peaks Wilderness before sunrise and was able to capture several images of the snow-covered landscape. What a great way to start the year!


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