Where highway 89a and 179 intersect is the edge of Sedona. Just south of the intersection on highway 179 is the bell and courthouse peaks.
Monsoon weather can get electrical. Be prepared for hail and thunder storm conditions. Dust from microburst also can complicate keeping gear clean. Be able to get into your car quick.
Sedona is surronded by massive red sandstone rock that picks up the light to reflect the beauty of the area. Add to that the summer moonsons that roll in and idea photographic conditions exist. Here a moonson rolls in late in the day before sunset, dumping rain and a little lightening. The microburst of the storm rips up lower clouds making a scene change dramatically. Great to see, but a challenge to capture because what you see may only last seconds.