Sedona Tour Day Seven April 20th, 2011

April 20, 2011

An early start back at Antelope Canyon this morning made for more rewarding photography.  The early morning light mixed with the blue sky highlighted the curves and lines of the canyon.  We were also made sure to be at the point in the canyon at approximately 10:20 a.m. when the sunlight shines through a shaft in the canyon ceiling.  We were not disappointed and many interesting exposures were made.  A few of the images are below.  We also spent some time playing with the strong beam of light using it to create other interesting photographs.

At the end of the four hour shoot this morning the group were happy with their results.  Many commented that the second day back at the canyon allowed them to study their previous day shots then go back and work on details that they missed the day before.   Thank you to staff at the canyon for working with us to make the shoot a great success.

After lunch we visited Horseshoe Bend in Glen Canyon National Park and the Glen Canyon Dam.  Horseshoe Bend is a one and a half kilometer hike from the parking lot up a grade and across the flat desert.  It was warm but the view at the edge of the Canyon was worth the walk.  We had to be very careful as there are no guard rails at the edge and it was very windy.  Todays mixture of blue sky and fluffy clouds added to the landscape.

We returned to the hotel just before 5:00 p.m. this evening with enough time to wash the red sand of the desert and the canyon away then meet for our farewell dinner.  Everyone had a fun evening, and wrapped up by wishing one of our photographer guests a Happy Birthday.  Happy Birthday Stuart, it was great to have you join us this week.

We are up and out early in the morning as we have a 4 hour and 50 minute drive back to Phoenix to catch our flight home.  It has been a great seven days and we are returning home with some great photographs and new friends.  

A special hello to our friends Ross and Paul who at the last minute could not join us for the tour.  We are glad to hear you both are on the mend and best wishes are sent out from the group.

Dave and I would like to thank everyone that joined us this week.  We look forward to sharing another adventure with you again real soon.  Good night from all the Trekkers here in Page, Arizona.

Val, Kim and Rob head down into the Canyon for the second day of shooting.


Sue waiting for her turn to descend into the canyon.


Jerry are you stuck or saying good bye?


Ron and Bob at the ready ..


Jeremiah playing the flute in the Canyon.


Another one of the friendly Navajo guides at the Canyon.


Starburst of light coming through the canyon ceiling.


At a specific time in the morning this beam of light comes through a shaft in the ceiling of the canyon.


The morning light cast many different shadows on the canyon walls.


As the sun moves higher in the sky the colour changes.


Dan and Joyce enjoying the canyon.


Look closely and you can see the shaft of light ...


Horseshoe bend, Bob can be seen in the far left of the image.


The Navajo Sandstone has been carved out by centuries of wind and rain.


A touch of flowers and colour in the foreground makes for an interesting perspective.


Dave's 15mm fish eye lens makes for an interesting shot, some of our group in the background shooting.


Marian enjoying the view.


Dave using his15mm captures Rob framing up his image.


T' hat's all for this evening.



That's it for tonights blog, and again thanks to Dave for being a great co-host and providing some great images for the blog.  Thanks to everyone that has followed our trek on the blog from home, it's been fun to share our photo adventure with you.

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Posted by Kathy Cowie on
Looks like another successful and memorable trip.
Posted by Gail Steer on
Brings back memories when we were there. Great pics everyone! See you when you get home!
Posted by Doreen C on
The pictures are awesome! Looks like everyone had a wonderful time. Another adventure you can chalk up.
Posted by Ron Davey on
Amazing Pictures!!!!! What a great trip! James your hat picture is the perfect closer.
Posted by Michelle Rondeau on
I'm looking at these pictures after-the-fact and there's nothing I can say that hasn't been said. The photos are AWESOME!! Thank you for allowing many of us to travel along with you vicariously on your inspirational and exciting journey.