We recently had the opportunity to spend some time in Sedona, AZ. It is a beautiful location with amazing red rock formations. The weather was great while we were there but we had an interesting experience getting to Sedona. We drove from Grand Junction (we live there) and to get to Sedona you go through Flagstaff. We ran into a blizzard. They received 10 inches of snow with a high wind. We came down Oak Creek Canyon on a snow packed road into Sedona.
This will be the first of several blog posts on this general area of Arizona. Probably a good idea to frequently check the main part of my website and specifically the Arizona page for new images I will be adding over the next few weeks. Hope you will find some you enjoy.
I warned you on my last blog post that while I usually take landscape photographs, that is not always true. This image is obviously not a landscape.
One of our favorite places in Sedona is the Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village. That is where I took this photograph. This village has lots of interesting shops, galleries and restaurants. It is definitely worth a visit. Here is a link to a website with more information.
In future blog postings we will visit the red rock formations that surround Sedona and other interesting locations as well as fill you in on a wonderful restaurant we found in a very unlikely location. So, stay tuned for more from Arizona.
Before everyone starts yelling at me for not posting on my blog recently, I have an excuse. I have been out getting some new and I think amazing landscape photographs. Actually some are not landscapes but we will get to that latter.
The image here is from the Grand Canyon in Arizona. This really is an amazing place. It reminds us of the Island in the Sky section of Canyon Lands National Park only the canyon is larger, a lot larger.
This photograph was taken about 30 minutes before sunset at the Hopi overlook in Grand Canyon (south rim). I have several more photos from this location which will be posted on my web page. I have hundreds of images to sort through and post.
We also went to Sedona, AZ. I have hundreds of photos of that area to sort through.
I also have some great images taken at Lipan Point in the Grand Canyon at sunrise. You will see these as soon as I can get them on my website so stay tuned. To get these sunrise images we had to get up a 4:30 am to be at Lipan Point in time for sunrise. Remember, the best time for landscape photography is sunrise or sunset. In general you need to put your camera away between 10 am and 2 pm (not always).
Over the next couple of weeks you should see lots of photographs added to my website.
This time of year in the Grand Junction, CO area the fruit trees are starting to bloom. The town of Palisade in particular is well know for producing some of the world’s best peaches. When the trees are blooming the photographic opportunities are wonderful.
This image was shot in the peach growing area around Palisade. I have a number of photographs of peach blossoms that I will add to my website. All of the photos were taken in the early morning when the sun was at a nice low angle which of course if best for landscape photography.
If you are going to be in the Grand Valley you may want to time your visit for the annual Peach Festival. Here is a link to the Palisade area where you can find out more about the festival.
Hope you enjoy this image and thanks for visiting my website.
Peach Trees in Bloom