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Road Trip Labor Day Weekend 2018 – Part II

09/01/2018

Road Trip Labor Day Weekend 2018 Part II

For Labor Day Weekend we decided to get out of the valley and head north to the Grand Canyon. This is Part II.

 

South Rim Grand Canyon
More images from Grandview Point, as the storms continue to come and go we have a front row seat. This view is looking toward the northeast, with the Vishnu Temple on the left and the Colorado River in the center.

Dark Clouds And Rain Over The Canyon – Saturday, 3:04 PM

A view from Moran Point looking toward the west. The overlook is named after Thomas Moran, an American landscape painter.

Sun Rays From Moran Point – Saturday, 4:45 PM

 

Kaibab National Forest
The Kaibab National Forest borders both the north and south rims of the Grand Canyon. Our camping spot for Saturday night was near the Grandview Lookout Tower, which is located in the Kaibab National Forest. The steel lookout tower was built in 1936 by the Civilian Conservation Corps. The site is also a trailhead for the Arizona Trail. Below is a view to of the canyon from the Grandview Lookout Tower.

Canyon View From Grandview, Saturday 6:16 PM

A rainbow from the Grandview Lookout Tower, looking Southeast.

Rainbow View From Grandview – Saturday, 6:29 PM

Sunset from the Grandview Lookout Tower.

Grandview Sunset – Saturday, 6:44 PM

A view to the west from the Grandview Lookout Tower a few minutes after sunset.

Kaibab Thunderstorm – Saturday, 7:03 PM

A very early morning view of the Grandview Lookout Tower under the stars. If you look close, you can see the sign for the Arizona Trail.

Grandview Lookout Tower Under The Stars – Sunday 5:14 AM

End Of Part II
The is the end of part two, hope to have you back for the third and final part. ūüôā

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Road Trip Labor Day Weekend 2018 – Part I

09/01/2018

Road Trip Labor Day Weekend 2018 – Part I

For the Labor Day Weekend we decided to take a Road Trip and head north to the Grand Canyon. Our first stop early Saturday morning was Starbucks, Blonde Flat White with whole milk for Connie, and a dark roast with room for cream for me. Plus we had our collection of road trip snacks. From the West Valley it’s the 303 freeway to the I-17 north.

 

I-17 North of Black Canyon City
Just past the Sunset Point rest stop exit we stopped for a moment to enjoy the early morning light. West of Sunset Point lie the Bradshaw Mountains, named for the brothers Issac and William D. Bradshaw. Before that they were known as the Silver Mountain Range.

Clouds Over Sunset Point – 6:27 AM

 

Sedona
We exited I-17 at State Route 179 for Sedona. The other reason for our trip was to stop by the Sedona Arts Center and drop of a few pieces of artwork for their First Friday reception in September. Below is the view as we arrived into Sedona, the roads were still wet from a recent thundershower.

Entering Red Rock Country – 7:27 AM

Below is the view of Wilson Mountain and Steamboat Rock from Oak Creek near the Tlaquepaquae Arts & Crafts Village.

Oak Creek Full Of Green – 7:59 AM

We arrived early into Sedona, giving us a little time to enjoy a few places before the Sedona Arts Center opened. Below is the view from the Red Rock Loop Road before heading to the Wildflower Bread Company in Uptown Sedona for a breakfast sandwich on a double toasted sesame seed bagel.

Thru The Trees To Cathedral Rock – 8:16 AM

 

Flagstaff
After leaving the Sedona Arts Center we headed north on State Route 89A thru Oak Creek Canyon toward Flagstaff. Below is a view of the San Francisco Peaks (highest point in Arizona) from U.S. Route 180 after stopping in Flagstaff for gas. It’s normally best to avoid paying for gas the closer you get to the Grand Canyon.

Summer Wildflowers – 11:33 AM

Below is another view of the San Francisco Peaks from U.S. Route 180, looking southeast on our way north to State Route 64.

Scenic Drive By The Peaks – 12:37 PM

 

South Rim Grand Canyon
This is the view as we pulled into Grandview Point (looking northwest), 12 miles west of Grand Canyon Village along Desert View Drive. Before the construction of the El Tovar Lodge, Grandview was the first place along the rim to be developed for tourists, a hotel was built in 1895, but was only in operation for a few years.

Grandview Storm – 2:24 PM

Save view after the rain.

Oak Creek Full Of Green – 2:57 PM

End Of Part I
This is the end of part one, hope to have part two finished soon. ūüôā

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AZ Republic Weather Photo 12/31/2015 Cold Moon

12/31/2015

AZ Republic Weather Photo –¬†Cold Moon

My “Cold Moon Rising” photo was printed on New Year’s Eve¬†in the¬†Arizona Republic¬†newspaper. ¬†The image of the Cold Moon was captured on December 24th 2015 at 5:23 PM from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.

Below is a link to the complete Arizona Republic Weather Photo Gallery.

AZ Weather Photo Gallery

 

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Below is a higher resolution version  (photo info: 50 mm, 1/40 sec, f/8, ISO 400).

Cold Moon Rising - South Rim Grand Canyon Arizona

 

 

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Arizona Republic Weather Photo 05/30/2015 Grand Canyon

05/30/2015 – Grand Canyon

Arizona Republic Weather Photo – Grand Canyon

My “View Above The Clouds” photo was printed in Today’s¬†Arizona Republic¬†newspaper. ¬†The image was captured from Grand Canyon Village¬†on May 23th 2015 at 4:22 PM.¬†Below is a link to the complete Arizona Republic Weather Photo Gallery.

AZ Weather Photo Gallery

Arizona Republic Weather Photo 05/30/2015 Grand Canyon post

 

 

Below is a higher resolution version  (photo info: 18 mm, 1/60 sec, f/11, ISO 100).

View Above The Clouds - Arizona Republic Weather Photo 05/30/2015 Grand Canyon post

 

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Arizona Republic Weather Photo 05/13/2015 San Francisco Peaks

05/13/2015 – San Francisco Peaks

Arizona Republic Weather Photo

My “South Rim View” photo was printed in Today’s¬†Arizona Republic¬†newspaper. ¬†The image of the San Francisco Peaks covered in snow was captured from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon on May 9th 2015.¬†Below is a link to the complete Arizona Republic Weather Photo Gallery.

AZ Weather Photo Gallery

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Below is a higher resolution version  (photo info: 250 mm, 1/125 sec, f/16, ISO 100).

South Rim View

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Method Art “Your Best Image of the Year” Reception

12/04/2014

Method Art “Your Best Image of the Year” Reception

You are invited! Had two images selected to be part of the ¬†“Your Best Image of the Year”¬†juried art exhibit from¬†Method Art. The Method Art Gallery & Studio is located in Downtown Scottsdale on Marshall Way. ¬†The exhibit will be from December 4th, 2014 until February 1st, 2015, with an opening reception on December 4th, 2014 during the Scottsdale ArtWalk, 7 pm to 9 pm. The final judging will take place during the reception.

The photo “Light Falling On The Canyon” was from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. It was captured on July 05, 2014 at ¬†06:58 PM ¬†(photo info: 11mm, 1/10 sec, f/14, ISO 100).

Light Falling On The Canyon

The photo “Ghost Owl Portrait” was from the¬†Arizona Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson. It was captured on February 23, 2014 at 9:24 AM ¬†(photo info: 500mm, 1/1600 sec, f/8, ISO 400).

Ghost Owl Portrait

Method Art Map Below.

 

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Arizona Republic Weather Photo 09/09/2014 – Two-tailed Swallowtail Butterfly

09/09/2014 –¬†Two-tailed Swallowtail Butterfly

Arizona Republic Weather Photo

My “Swallowtail Luminance” photo was printed in today’s¬†Arizona Republic¬†newspaper. ¬†The image is of a Two-tailed Swallowtail Butterfly¬†from the Desert View Visitor Center on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. It was captured on July 5th . Like other striped swallowtails, it has a small orange eyespot near the lower angle of each hindwing; the eyespots can fool predators into attacking the rear of the butterfly instead of the head, giving the butterfly a chance to escape.¬†Below is a link to the complete Arizona Republic Weather Photo Gallery.

AZ Weather Photo Gallery

Swallowtail Luminance - Arizona Republic Weather Photo 09/09/2014 - Two-tailed Swallowtail Butterfly post

Below is a higher resolution version  (photo info: 500mm, 1/1000 sec, f/8, ISO 400).

Swallowtail Luminance - Arizona Republic Weather Photo 09/09/2014 - Two-tailed Swallowtail Butterfly post

 

 

 

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Arizona Republic Weather Photo 08/13/2014 – Hopi Point

08/13/2014 –¬†Hopi Point

Arizona Republic Weather Photo

The “River Of Dark Clouds¬†” photo, an image from Hopi Point on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon captured over the July 4th weekend¬†was printed in today’s¬†Arizona Republic¬†newspaper. Below is a link to the complete Arizona Republic Weather Photo Gallery.

AZ Weather Photo Gallery

River Of Dark Clouds - Arizona Republic Weather Photo 08/13/2014 - Hopi Point post

 

Below is a higher resolution version  (photo info: 11mm, 1/50 sec, f/20, ISO 100).

River Of Dark Clouds - Arizona Republic Weather Photo 08/13/2014 - Hopi Point post

 

 

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National Geographic Beyond the Edge

National Geographic Beyond the Edge

National Geographic selected to use my photo “Defiant Temple” for their Beyond the Edge Adventure Blog. The post is titled “Navigations: Thus Spake Zarathusta – Winter Hiking in the Grand Canyon”. Click Here for the link.

Below is the image of Zoroaster Temple they used in their blog (photo info: 500mm, 1/800 sec, f/8, ISO 100). The photo was captured on New Year’s Eve 2012 from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.

Defiant Temple - National Geographic Beyond The Edge post

Zoroaster Temple

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