Monument Valley Photo Tour Tuesday May 1st, 2012

May 01, 2012

Tuesday May 01st, Monument Valley - Travel day to Arches, 

Another spectacular sunrise this morning in Monument Valley.  There was a wisp of  clouds in the sky and a light morning mist to add to our photography.  You could find members of our group at various locations around the hotel.  If we have not mentioned it before, the hotel is located within the valley and there is nothing else around it for miles.

After breakfast we took our last photographs, boarded the coach and departed for Arches National Park in Moab, Utah our drive was 3 1/2 hours.  We arrived in good time for lunch and an afternoon photo shoot and hike.  This afternoon we did Park Avenue trail.

Tomorrow morning we will leave the hotel at 6:00 a.m. for sunrise photography within Arches National Park.  Then later in the morning we head back into the park for a hike and photo shoot at Landscape Arch, and in the afternoon a hike and photo shoot at Delicate Arch.

Below are the images from this mornings sunrise in Monument Valley, which are monumental ... and our afternoon hike and shoot once we arrived at Arches National Park.  Enjoy the images and good night from all the Photo Trekkers now in Moab, Utah.  We have finished off todays blog post with some fun images shot on the trip so far.


This mornings sunset from Monument Valley.


Some clouds in this mornings sunset that add to the image.


The colour was spectacular.


This is our hotel in Monument "the View" it is built into the plateau of the valley.


Rob takes one last look out the dining room window before we departed from the hotel.


Rick Pierce our coach driver cleaning the windows before departure.  Ready for Photos.


Our first stop today, Wilsons Arch, some locos call it Walkers Arch!!!


Too Much Glare!!!!!


Frank at Wilsons Arch.


Gossip Rock in Arches National Park.


Bill H is floored by the scenery.


Fifth Avenue Trail in Arches National Park, Susan and Rob top right.


This trail is 1.6KM from end to end.



Nancy working on her close ups of flowers on Fifth Avenue Trail.


Dave's spin on an old idea.


Gail Steer working on picking out flowers for her daughters upcoming wedding.


More from the floor of the Canyon on Fifth Aveune Trail.


Mexican Hat!!!


Reflections in a small puddle.


It's all about how you stand when you take the shot, I hear you Susan, Focus James, Focus!


Spray on Tan.


Framed nicely with an old piece of wood.


End of the Trail ... for today, below are a few fun images shot during the first part of our tour Enjoy.


This first one will crack you up!!!!


This one does not need a discription!!!


We will never get lost with Rick, this is a southwest GPS ... I think he has already spent too much time with James and Dave.


Paul no never, not you.  It should read no bad jokes.


We can make a photographer out of anyone.  Showing Rick some photo techniques.


In trade Rick shows James how to drive the coach.  Pose for the traffic cam James!


OK, Dave this is not the Pope mobile, but I would beg forgivness for your bad jokes!!!


See what I mean, after he delivers a joke he has to put on a mask.  


Dick the image is behive you....


That's it for tonight, good night from Dave, James and Pixel.  The group have voted and think both of them should be fined for feeding them bad jokes.

Good night from all the Trekkers, we are now in Moab, at Arches National Park.

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Posted by Claudia Hepburn on
I'm still smiling after seeing these last photos. Pixel is Nut inspired. You must all be having a Great time with all that beautiful scenery around You. Wish I was there. Claudia Hepburn
Posted by Justin Chidley on
Great shots. Looks like you guys are having fun.
Posted by Doreen on
The one photo cracked me up too ha ha James and Dave you guys are to much alike with your jokes. The pictures are amazing what a view from the hotel keep up the great work.
Posted by Ross on
Great going you all!! 

James you are side driving there! That's a no no....
Definitely wish I was along for the ride - perhaps next time.

Everyone keeping their cool as according to the temperature calendar it's warm there. Though I see a few of you with jackets and certainly that morning ride on those jeeps looked a tad chilly.

How the days are flying by! Can imagine those shutters are going non-stop. Keep it up!