David Whitney French Photography | The Drive to Parker Canyon Lake

The Drive to Parker Canyon Lake

August 17, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

The road to Parker CanyonThe road to Parker Canyon

Last weekend, my wife and I drove to Parker Canyon Lake. The route from Tucson took us east on Interstate 10 and finished along Highway 83, a winding state highway that connects the town of Sonoita with lake. My wife and I were both amazed at how the scenery changed along the route. The monsoon rains had been around for the past month and as we started driving outside of Tucson, the colors transformed from brown to a lush green. To top it off, the flatness around Interstate 10 changed when we started along Highway 83. Instead of cactus and the dry desert, we now had rolling hills, an abundance of greenery, and water that was flowing onto the highway from a nearby creek.

We stopped at one point to get a picture of all of this green that we rarely see in the desert southwest. When we arrived at the lake, I noticed the lake was still smooth as glass. That smoothness, combined with the clouds in the sky enhanced the overall look of the scene.

These photographs were taken with a Nikon D700 and the 16-35 f 4.0 lens.

Parker Canyon Lake in the MorningParker Canyon Lake in the Morning



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I have been taking pictures since I was about 6 years old.  I started with a Kodak Instamatic.  Just holding that Kodak was fun back then. Today, the camera badge may say "Nikon", but the fun of taking someone's photograph is still there. 


Times have changed regarding photography over the past 20 years.  My first business was in in Corpus Chirsti, Texas back in 1992.  I went under the same name, my name, David Whitney French Photography.  One of my favorite photo gigs was doing weddings.  Why?  Well, besides being a challenge at times, with the stress of getting the right shot in the age of film, everyone was happy!  It was a happy time for the groom, bride, attendants, everyone.  What more could I ask for?  Hanging out, with a camera for a few hours or more with a bunch of happy people.


Oh, and I like riding my bike!