Lost Dutchman State Park Photography

Let’s head on over up the way from my neck of the woods. Just over to the Superstition Mountains for some Lost Dutchman State Park photography. I visit this park often as you can shoot here day or night, and I also have friends who camp here every year. This park is friendly to all lenses. I frequently use my Sony 200-600mm, not only for wildlife looking for the birds here but also in the dark shooting deep space photos on a track. Below is my capture of Orion’s Nebula from the park here.

Lost Dutchman Orions Nebula

Before the Sun Goes Down

This area is so beautiful though, you or anyone here must roam around and capture a few shots. Whether there is a “sunset” or not, there’s always something to photograph here! Any time, any day! The photograph below doesn’t contain many clouds or a typical AZ sunset; however, with a prominent subject such as a mighty Saguaro, the shot comes together nicely.

Lost Dutchman State Park

Don’t hesitate to get creative either! If you have a clear sky, then you may not have a photogenic sky. And that’s okay! A good start is to play with your depth of field. In the capture below I used my 50mm prime. I had my f-stop at f / 16, which reflects in the immediate foreground of the cactus and all its spines. But my background blurred nicely. Any Arizonian will recognize this mountainscape of the area, which makes for a fun shot as well.