Lee Van Grack
Arizona is home to beautiful deserts, rolling forests, and the sprawling city center known as Phoenix. Thanks to Camelback Mountain and Piestewa Peak jutting from the midst of the city grid, the Phoenix Metro Area is home to some unique terrain and breathtaking views. Unfortunately, the photo ops available from atop these breathtaking landmarks have been discussed at length elsewhere. If you have the lung capacity and the strength to lug your camera equipment up these steep trails, more power to you. Just be sure to avoid smacking the hundreds of hikers, tourists, and other picture-takers with your brand new camera. If you are like me, you'd rather stay on flat ground to get a prize shot. Luckily, I know of a few places where you don't have to be high above the city to take advantage of the best photo opportunities Phoenix affords. .