Lower Oak Creek is south of Sedona, AZ and there is a hiking trail from the highway to the creek. I took some photos in the area 4 years ago and went back earlier this month and found this old sycamore tree still hanging on.
This shot was part of a recent film set and I can never resist photographing my favorite rock. Not sure B&W does it justice but it was a dark and stormy day.
I spent a few days in the Sedona area earlier this week and found time to photograph my favorite rock.
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.
Built in 1956 the chapel is beautiful at any time of the day or year. This shot was taken as the sun cleared the mountains to the east.
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.
The Torry Yucca was in vivid bloom last week in the Arizona desert near Sedona. The bloom is about 2 feet tall. This species was named for John Torrey (1796-1873), the Columbia University botanist, who designated this yucca as a new variety in 1859.
Having grown up in Sedona and with family still living in the area I get there often. I always devote one morning watching the sun rise on Bell Rock.
After returning from Kauai I spent a few days in Sedona visiting family. I’ve driven over Midgely Bridge many times coming and going through Oak Creek Canyon but never stopped to photograph it. One reason is there is a small parking lot to the left of this shot that it always full of cars and hikers plus a never ending stream of cars crossing the bridge making a “clean” shot difficult. However, early morning on the day after Thanksgiving the place was deserted and I got what I wanted.
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.