Bell Rock Light

Bell Rock may be the place I have photographed the most.  Every time I visit Sedona I spend a little time there.  This morning brought clear skies and very cold temperatures.  The goal was to catch the slanting light with the rock in the background.

Sedona
Sedona

Jerome and Red Rocks

I was in Jerome watching a storm blow in when the light hit the red rocks in Sedona which is about 40 miles north.  The rocks in the left half of this photo are the rocks in my header photo.  The large red buildings in the lower right was the high school I attended many years ago.  It’s been converted to an art gallery now.

Jerome, Arizona
Jerome, Arizona

Red Rock Shadows

I’ve been to Sedona many times so the challenge is to find different ways to show off the beauty of this area.  This evening the setting sun cast long shadows across the rocks.

Sedona
Sedona

Upper Slide Rock

Slide Rock is a popular spot north of Sedona, AZ in the summer.  There is a slot in the rocks that you can see in the right of this photo which in a natural water slide that continues for several hundred yards. I was there mid morning last week on this beautiful fall day and hardly anyone around.

Sedona Arizona
Sedona Arizona

Monument Valley B&W

Monument Valley
Monument Valley
Monument Valley

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.

Anasazi Ruins

Anasazi Ruins

Canyon de Chelly has several Indian ruins and they are well protected from the tourists for obvious reasons. I was here two days and this shot is the only one where I needed a zoom lens to get “close” enough.  The Anasazi people are believed to be the first to reside in the canyon and were the builders of these dwellings.