Grand Canyon in the morning, Sedona in the evening: September 4, 2004
- This is about 1/10th of the canyon. And washed out. I think I will take my camera to a camera doctor. Of course, this being America, he'll just tell me to throw it out.
initial pictures were all taken as I walked along the south rim, from
my lodge up to the grand lodge, where I intended to have a decadent
breakfast. I was wearing official Hiker Gear (tm), so I was stopped
and asked more than once for directions.
- I walked about a mile into the canyon. Shortly near the top of the path I followed, there is this doorway cut out in the rock. There is a steady stream of people going up and down this path, let me tell you. It's like the escalator at Macy's the day after Thanksgiving, except you're walking.
- The view partway down.
- A monument in the middle.
- The walls of the canyon are steep, but the trail is not. In fact, the portion I went down was very easy to climb back up. Probably it gets steep at the bottom.
- The face of the canyon.
- After a couple hours drive down the Oak Creek Canyon (a green, lush paradise), I arrive in Sedona to my rah-ther nice hotel room. I got carried away taking pictures.
- The end table and the cute little circular table.
armoire that holds the TV, and, a gas fireplace. Dad advised I light
the fire. Never mind that it was in the 80s outside (or 90s) and the
air conditioner was going. Dad just didn't want me to lose value in
- The view from my window!
rocks in the sunset (from a very nice cafe, incidentally - when in
Sedona, look for the cafe near the intersection of the two main roads,
and up over the bridge.)
- I just sat in my seat and twirled my head (and camera) around. It was a spectacular, 270-degree view.
- You can
see Sedona is very green and wooded - not as much desert as further to
away is Cathedral Rock. Here you can see the main road through town,
as it goes over the bridge.
- The light
conspires with the red rock.
rocks. They DO climb them here.
- Rocks in context.
- My favorite picture. Rocks in late twilight.
what happens when you're sitting in a restaurant (Robert's, serves
southwestern cuisine) and the railing has little white lights on it
and the rocks in back are still in deepest twilight and you try to
take a picture with long exposure and you don't know what you're
surrounded by electric eels at night. Or is it the vortexes' energy made visible?
somewhat more normal picture - the shade of the rocks still falls
heavy in the distance.
Last modified: September 17, 2004