My “Road To Enchantment” photo was printed in today’s Arizona Republic newspaper. The image was captured from Boynton Canyon Road in Sedona on August 10th 2015 at 6:31 AM. Below is a link to the complete Arizona Republic Weather Photo Gallery.
My photo “Cathedral Rock White Blanket” was published in the Sedona AZ issue of Arizona Vacations Magazine. This issue is all about Sedona, Arizona, and features images by 21 top photographers. It has 140 large color photos of the beautiful scenic locations, animals, and wildflowers you can see when you visit the area, with articles about the spectacular Red Rocks, shopping in Uptown Sedona, art galleries in Tlaquepaque, taking a trip with Pink Jeep Tours, and much more.
Below is the image selected (photo info: 50mm, 1/40 sec, f/13, ISO 100). It was captured on New Year’s day 2015 from Red Rock State Park.
I was one of 20 artists invited to participate in the Arts HQ Surprise Invitational Exhibition! The show is a hybrid exhibit of invitational and juried artists. Below are the two images I selected to be part of exhibition. The West Valley Arts HQ Gallery is located in Surprise next to the City of Surprise City Hall. West Valley Arts HQ consists of 2,500 square feet of gallery space – plus an outdoor courtyard. The art exhibit will be from November 15th, 2014 until December 19th, 2014 with an opening reception on November 15th, 2014 , 6 pm to 8 pm. The reception will include Live Music, Hors D’Oeuvres and a Cash Bar. Over 70 artists will be featured.
Admission is free, so time to get off the couch, out of the house and support the arts!
The photo “Beauty Of Oak Creek” was captured in Sedona and will be displayed on a 30 x 40 Standout Mount with a Black edge.
The photo “Light Breaking Thru The Butte” was captured in Monument Valley and will be displayed on a 24 x 36 Standout Mount with a Brushed Stainless edge.
Below is an image of the Arts HQ Gallery from the Brush With Victory Reception.
Got some good news this week! Two of my photos were select to be displayed at the Surprise City Hall from April 10th through June 30th. The artwork will be part of their rotating hanging art display that will be shown along the first floor of City Hall. The Surprise City Hall is located at 16000 North Civic Center Plaza, Surprise, AZ 85374.
The rotating hanging art display will also be part of the Art Encounter on April 23rd, 5 PM – 7 PM. It is a free event plus it includes refreshments!
Artwork On Display
Below are the two photos that will be on display at Surprise City Hall. The first image was captured using my first DSLR (Sony A55) during our trip to Nicaragua in June of 2012 (photo info: 35mm, 1/250 sec, f/6.3, ISO 100). We came across the horseman during our visit to the Miraflor Natural Reserve. Miraflor is about 18 miles away from the city of Esteli. This image was printed on Epson Velvet Fine Art 17 x 22 paper.
Miraflor Natural Reserve
The second image was captured the day after the 4th of July, 2013, during one of our trips to Sedona (photo info: 18mm, 1/60 sec, f/7.1, ISO 200). This image was captured from the footbridge near the Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village in Sedona. In the distance is Wilson Mountain and Steamboat Rock. This image was printed on Epson Exhibition Fiber 17 x 22 paper.
View of Oak Creek from Sedona
Both images were printed on an Epson Pro 3800 using Epson UltraChrome K3™ ink technology. I mounted both on 24 x 30 archival foam board using Lineco archival photo corners and mounting strips. Finished both up with single white archival mats, and jet black wood gallery frames.
Well, all good things must come to a end, and this is the end of our post for the Surprise City Hall Artwork Display. Adios!
Have been wanting to go to Canyon De Chelly National Monument for awhile. Going over the Thanksgiving weekend was a last minute decision. We ended up leaving after work on Wednesday afternoon. First stop was Sedona.
We checked into the Sky Ranch Lodge on Wednesday night after having dinner at Elote, our favorite restaurant in Sedona. The photo below was from Thanksgiving morning on our drive down Airport Road in search of coffee and bagels (photo info: 500mm, 1/1000 sec, f/8, ISO 800).
Waiting For The Sun Silhouette
Drive To Chinle
To get to Chinle from Sedona we drove thru Flagstaff, then east to Winslow. From Winslow we took highway 87 north to highway 264, then north on highway 191 to Chinle. The photo below was from the Little Painted Desert just north of Winslow off of highway 87 (photo info: 50mm, 1/80 sec, f/16, ISO 100).
North of Winslow looking Southwest of highway 87.
Chinle – Canyon De Chelly
The name Chinle in Navajo means “flowing out”, coming from the water flowing out of Canyon de Chelly. Chinle is in Apache County. The photo below of the White House Ruin was captured from the White House Overlook (photo info: 50mm, 1/60 sec, f/8, ISO 200). The White House Ruin takes its name from the white plaster used to coat the long back wall in the upper dwelling. The White House Ruin Trail is the only access to the canyon floor that doesn’t require a park ranger or an authorized Navajo guide. The foggy sky in several of the photos below was like having a giant softbox over the sun.
View of the White House during a foggy visit.
The photo below is from the Sliding House Overlook looking down on the canyon floor (photo info: 11mm, 1/20 sec, f/11, ISO 200).
View from Sliding House Overlook.
This was the highlight of our trip, viewing Spider Rock (photo info: 12mm, 1/8 sec, f/13, ISO 400). Once we approached the overlook for Spider Rock the fog disappeared. The elevation for the Spider Rock Overlook is 6871 ft (2094m), the highest overlook on the South Rim Drive.
A view of Spider Rock as the sun is setting.
We got up before dawn on Friday morning. The reason, to get to Spider Rock before sunrise. It was dark, cold and foggy! The fog did lift before we got to Spider Rock (photo info: 11mm, 1/16 sec, f/16, ISO 200).
We departed Canyon De Chelly Friday afternoon, driving thru the fog. Next stop, the Globetrotter Lodge (928-297-0158) located on part of the original Route 66 in Holbrook. We found out about the Globetrotter Lodge from an Arizona Highways article. We would also recommend Romo’s Restaurant, which is just down the road from the Globetrotter Lodge.
The Drive Back Home
We departed Holbrook on Saturday morning, taking highway 377 south toward Heber. The panorama below is from highway 377 south of Holbrook, and yes that is more fog you see in the distance (photo info: 18mm, 1/160 sec, f/10, ISO 400)! From Heber we took 260 east to Payson, stopping at Woods Canyon Lake.
A Few More Photos
Below is a slideshow of several more photos from our trip.
Spider Rock Snowy Portrait
Canyon De Chelly Arizona
Autumn Shadows Spider Rock
Canyon De Chelly Arizona
Upper White House From Above
Canyon De Chelly Arizona
Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest Arizona
Calm After The Storm
Woods Canyon Lake Arizona
Well, all good things must come to a end, and this is the end of our post on our trip to Canyon De Chelly. Adios!