Mesa Arch Morning

Ah, good old Mesa Arch. In Arches National Park where it belongs? No, in Canyonlands National Park. But once you get your bearings it is quite the nice place. I found the parking area for the trail without any problem but in the dark of pre-dawn I ended up losing the trail. Luckily I saw a few people who had not lost the trail and I made my way to the arch. When I arrived at the arch I was taken back by the size of it, you simply are not prepared for how big these things are! The other thing you will be surprised about? The number of photographers who gather to take this one shot.

Mesa Arch Morning
Mesa Arch Morning

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Chasing The Icons

Ok, I’ll admit it. I love chasing icons. Iconic pictures that we all have seen a hundred times or more. I mean, what portfolio is complete without the classic Watchmen of Zion shot from the bridge over the Virgin River?

The Watchman of Zion
The Watchman of Zion

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Should I Visit Antelope Canyon?

So you are heading out to the American Southwest and you wonder to yourself, “Should I visit Antelope Canyon?”. There are some definite reasons to go and some very compelling reasons not to go. Just to be clear, I am talking about Upper Antelope Canyon outside of Page, Arizona sitting on Navajo Nation Land. I visited in late 2017, outside of the height of tourist season so take that into consideration. I also booked a photo tour, no regular sightseeing tours for me! Lets start with the negatives…

Antelope Abstract
Antelope Abstract

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