Monument Valley Photo Tour Thursday May 3rd, 2012

May 03, 2012

Monument Valley Photo Tour - Thursday May 3rd, 2012

Today was a very full day on the tour.  We were up and out at 6:00 a.m. for more sunrise photos inside Arches.  Yesterday it was a very short window of light, this morning was really beautiful.

After breakfast we departed for our 300 mile leg of the journey heading to Bryce Canyon.  Our first stop was about 28 miles from Arches and was the photo stop surprise on the tour, which was a visit to Dead Horse Canyon.  This amazing canyon is over 2000 feet in depth and has the Colorado River running through the centre of it.  Located in Dead Horse Canyon State Park it offered up many interesting views and was a great surprise and addition to their tour portfolio of images.

From Dead Horse Canyon we hit the road traveling most of the day to arrive at Red Canyon at 3:30 p.m. this afternoon.  We spent some time photographing the red Hoodoos up close before continuing on to Bryce Canyon.  We checked into our hotel, had supper and then went into the canyon to photograph the sunset.  This was also the groups first view of this breath taking canyon.

That’s it for tonights report, we are heading back into the park at 6:00 a.m. for a morning sunrise shoot, then after breakfast back into the park to continuing our photo shoot.  Tomorrow night will also be our farewell dinner which will be held at a Cowboy Club here in Bryce.  Enjoy the images from today and good night from Bryce Canyon.


Sunrise in Arches National Park this morning.


Three gossips with the warm sunrise color.


Jim Nagy setting up his tri-pod.  


The rock formations of Fifth Avenue.


Our surprise location today ... Dead Horse Canyon.


Leslie shooting from the point at Dead Horse Canyon.


Dead Horse Canyon, a 2000 foot drop.  Sue shooting at the edge, this gives you an idea of how vast the canyon is.


Allan shooting from the rim of the canyon ... hold onto your hat.


Bob getting ready to do a free fall.  Watch that first step.


Barb at our next stop Black Dragon Bend.


We arrived in Red Canyon in mid afternoon and spent some time photographing the Hoodoos.


Another interesting view in Red Canyon.


Jim again dresses for the location, very impressive.


Some of our group walking in towards the interesting formations.


Paul Garner in Red Canyon this afternoon.


Allan it’s easier to hail a cab in the city than in the forest.


Val and Frank shooting in the Canyon.  Red rock everywhere.


Do you think Bill is on the right trail???


Sunset at Bryce Canyon this evening, just beautiful.


Bryce at sunset.


The last light of the day, Bryce Canyon.

That’s a wrap for today.  More from Bryce tomorrow.  Good Night.

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Posted by james on
Looking great,
Posted by Jerry Cornell on
Wow, what photographs you have posted, simply beautiful..!
Posted by Elizabeth Cowie on
Hi Jamie, thoughly enjoing the photographic tour.
Happy Birthday Son......Love, Mom.
Posted by Joann Skeavington on
Every pic is so beautiful, thanks for sharing. Enjoy all.
Posted by Doreen on
The sunrises are truly amazing it sure makes it worth while being up so early. Keep up the fantastic work.
Posted by Ross on
Wow, just fantastic scenery!

Goodness, where has all the time gone!!! Last day and you will be on your way home tomorrow on Saturday. Hope you all have a grand farewell banquet tonight and what camera stops you have tomorrow on your way to the airport - I'm sure you'll fill up those cards with one final shutter binge...

Safe trip home on Saturday and will see you all at the next camera club meeting...

Posted by Shari on
Amazing work everyone! The scenery through your photos is so beautiful. You guys are living a little too much on the edge, my
knees are feeling weak. Safe travels home to everyone.
Posted by Victoria on
Absolutely stunning! Bryce Canyon looks surreal in those pictures! Safe travels!
Posted by Gail Nichol on
Wow what great photos, absolutely amazing!!!!!!
Posted by Claudia Viani on
WOW...simply WOW!!!!!!

Happy Birthday James :)