All of the shots I posted from my recent trip to Northern Arizona were the popular ones that most have seen or heard about. The ones I wanted in my collection. Today I thought I would post a few photos of the same areas but scenes that are not as common.
Totem Pole can be shot from the south at sunset but in order to get to it at sunrise you need a Navajo guide to take you north and west. We met at 5:30AM and took his four wheel drive off through rough roads, sand trails, and deep ravines. Then hiked a bit to get under the sand dunes in the foreground. A beautiful morning. We went on to a few other sites as well but as I mentioned in my last post the weather was not very user friendly.
On this trip I’ve visited the Painted Desert, Canyon de Chelly, Antelope Canyon, and Monument Valley. It just keeps getting better. Having seen most of the films shot here it was very exciting to see it live . The conditions were cloudy with some rain so even though I got out at sunset and sunrise neither lasted very long because of the weather. So like Antelope Canyon I’m already planning another trip. I’ll post two three or four and will start with a classic view that I took at first light. I didn’t see John Wayne or John Ford but I was thinking of them when I took this.