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rained out…..almost

We were rained out for sunrise so we decided to enjoy breakfast and then to head to a classroom (thanks Carol!) where Jennifer Wu shared her favorite photography and photoshop tips with us until about 4pm.
Then we headed to the Gateway Trailhead of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve with high hopes.
gateway trailhead, mcdowell sonoran preserve

Light was challenging but we were all rewarded with a little bit of color.
saguaro sunset

And thanks, Claire, for letting us stay past sunset! All in all, an excellent day 🙂

glimmer of hope

I tried to find exact numbers but can only say this is one of the driest years since we’ve lived here.
It was overcast all day yesterday but the only thing the day produced was this stunning sunset.


Spring wildflowers require rains in November and December. We can hope!

last sunset….last bus

Two photos from our last night at the Grand Canyon.

Last Sunset was a 3 shot High Dynamic Range (HDR) composite captured with my 5DMK2.

Last Bus was taken with my Canon SX10. I was walking backward as I pressed the shutter.

All in all, our road trip was wonderful. We chose this particular time to go to the Grand Canyon because Canon was there with tons of lenses and cameras for you to try out. They are at the Canyon through July and offer photo walks and instruction every day except Tuesday.

They’re at a different National Park each month through September. Click here to see where they go to next.