Awarded Photo of the Day on

April is a fantastic month for awards and recognition at Studio Laurent!… After finding out recently that another image of mine had been featured on and their Facebook page and receiving more than 2,700 likes and 660 shares (see my earlier blog post), today one of my image from Upper Antelope Canyon was awarded Photo of the Day on !!!

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Sunset Hike in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve

Although living less than 5 minutes away, I had not been there in a while and so this evening I decided to go check out the flower blooming situation in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, once again only armed with my beloved iPhone6+

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Rare Snowy New Year Day in Phoenix, Arizona

2015 has started with a bang as most of Arizona, including the Phoenix area were blanketed with some white stuff on the first day of the year. It was a record cold start to the new year as Phoenix temperatures topped out at 46 degrees Thursday afternoon. The previous record cold high temperature was 47 degrees, set back in 1906!!!… Who said it was always hot in the Valley of the Sun??

Anyway, I decided to take the Jeep and go for a ride to look for the white stuff… It didn’t take me long!… Below are my first images captured in 2015 in the North Scottsdale / Carefree area on this January 1, 2015 (you can click on individual image to view larger):