There is nothing in the world that can rival the majesty of the Grand Canyon but there are many places throughout the State that are special to me. I am awed by the spiritual red rocks of Sedona, the serene, otherworldly landscape of Lake Powell, the desolate heartbreaking beauty of the desert and the never-disappointing saturated color of an Arizona sunset. The soaring peaks of Monument Valley, cliff dwellings of the Anasazi at Canyon De chelley, Havasupai Falls and desert wildflowers after an uncharacteristically wet winter have presented ongoing opportunities to “Capture the Moment”.
Capturing the Moment: Jan. 8, 2008 5:08 PM On location waiting for the sunset at Morgan Point Grand Canyon right after the second snowstorm of the season. Without notice, a fog rose from the bottom of the canyon to form these clouds. In a matter of a few mintues, these clouds hovered all around Morgan Point for a few brief moments and then they were gone.
Capturing the Moment: Oct.29, 2007 6:06 AM at the South side of Totem Pole in Monument Valley. Waiting for the sunrise, at the first hint of light I saw "good" clouds. Then, the entire sky looked like a fiery furnace with intense reds, blues oranges and yellows. The streaking cloud patterns made the shot! The magic lasted for a brief 20 minutes.
Capturing the Moment: June 13, 2007 6:12 AM Puerto Penasco on the Sea of Cortez, Mexico. A four-month old young Osprey is in flight with a half fish given to him by his mother. This moment came and went in the blink of an eye. The shot was captured on a hand-held Canon 5D, Canon 100-400mm L, ISO 400, f5.6, 1/1600sec, 330mm fl.
Capturing the Moment: Oct. 30, 2007 10:56 AM on a return trip from Monument Valley, on U.S. 163 doing 65 mph and I saw this image of the Volcanic Chimney Mountain, Monument Valley. I pulled off the road, grabbed my gears and ran for a good setup. I quickly setup for the shot before losing the perfect lighting and the clouds.
Picture of the Month - Capturing The Moment Facts:
Sept 25, 2016 9:07 PM, Balance Rock, Arches NP, Utah.
Canon 6D, Rokinon 14mm, Gitzo-1348 tripod G1376M head