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Description: The Desert Thunder tour offers guests an amazing experience during the peak of the monsoon season in southern and eastern Arizona, as well as neighboring southwestern New Mexico. The monsoon season sees the return of moisture to the desert areas where very photogenic thunderstorms, lightning, landscapes and cactus abound. Desert thunderstorms typically have high bases which allow long and forking bolts of lightning to form, and are considered the most photogenic in the world! We always return to our base hotel in Tucson each night. This tour is a "storm first" tour, in that any landscape photography will be tied into storm formation and location, thus we have a highly variable daily schedule. If there is a day where storm formation does not look probable, we will use the day to our advantage to photograph local landscapes such as Saguaro National Park, Mt Lemmon, Benson, Tubac, Chiricahua National Monument, Organ Pipe National Park, the Superstition Mountains, Sedona's red rock country and others. We will be happy to provide you a suggested equipment list for capturing amazing lightning photos. WE WILL PROVIDE DAILY INSTRUCTION ON HOW TO CAPTURE THE BEST LIGHTNING IMAGES. WE WILL TEACH YOU HOW TO DETERMINE THE CYCLE OF THE MONSOON STORM TO DETERMINE WHEN IT WILL BE IN ITS HIGHEST ELECTRICAL PHASE AND WHAT CONDITIONS NEED TO BE PRESENT TO DEVELOP A MONSOON THUNDERSTORM. WE WILL ALSO TEACH YOU HOW TO COMPOSE YOUR SHOT, VARIOUS CAMERA SETTINGS NEEDED, IMAGE PROCESSING AND SOFTWARE. Contact Roger or Caryn for any "suggested equipment" questions.