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Come to a photographer’s paradise – Utah and Arizona

The US West might not be as wild as it once was, but it’s still got some of the most dramatic scenery on earth. For any photographer interested in landscape this is right at the top of the bucket list. The views here are breathtaking, indeed awesome, in the true sense of the word…

Horseshow bend

Horseshoe Bend

I’m leading a photographic workshop with Paul Gallagher from Aspect2i to Arizona and Utah later this year (6-15th October). We will travel from the grand vistas of Monument Valley and the Grand Canyon, through Zion Park and Bryce Canyon to the hidden gems of Upper and Lower Antelope Canyon. A trip from the dramatic to the sublime.

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Monument Valley

 

Lower Antelope Canyon

Lower Antelope Canyon

 

We will photograph the hoodoos, mesas, buttes, rock formations, the rivers and the valleys. We will have private tours of Mystery Valley to visit the Native American cave dwellings. We will visit the famous slot canyons near Page, but also have a private guide to some of the not so famous slot canyons that the crowds can’t get to.

Lady in the Rock. Lower Antelope Canyon

Lady in the Rock. Lower Antelope Canyon

 

Dried mud, Wirepass Gulch

Dried mud, Wirepass Gulch

 

Sandfall

Sandfall

 

Chief

Chief

 

 

Tree in Zion Park

Tree in Zion Park

 

Dusk in Zion Park

Dusk in Zion Park

 

Bryce Canyon amphitheatre

Bryce Canyon amphitheatre

 

The trip is timed to coincide with the Fall, so we will get the best possible colour in the landscape. The American South West is simply stunning. It’s a photographer’s paradise. If you’re interested and want to know more, then get in contact with me, or look at Aspect2i’s webpage. I can promise you dramatic photographs and memories to last a life-time (and I can get you a discount on the list price of the tour too!)

One of the Mittens, Monument Valley

One of the Mittens, Monument Valley

 


I was always meant to be a cowboy…

I think we all have a secret (American) dream – freedom, escape, leaving it all behind – all that sort of stuff. When I was a kid I loved a good Western. So when I got the chance I had to live the dream, jump on my horse and ride into the sunset. Heady stuff, yihaaaaa!

Me and my steed...

Me and my steed…

 

Bloody hell, look at the view!

Bloody hell, look at the view!

OK, so I only got a 3 hour ride along the rim, but me and trusty Trigger enjoyed the ride. Actually I got the impression that I enjoyed it, Trigger had seen it all before and was bored witless…

Dawn at the rim

Dawn at the rim

Dawn looking the other way

Dawn looking the other way

Colorado river, looking upstream

Colorado river, looking upstream

Even the clouds are just awesome (there's that word again...)

Cloud patterns in the canyon

 

This landscape is a landscape of dreams. Could’ve stayed there for ever, but that is never possible so for a couple of days I indulged my dream. One day I want to go back and instead of Trigger I want to ride the river. Might need a waterproof camera for that one. In the meantime, Trig and I ride into the sunset, in my mind anyway….

Hi Ho Silver Away!

Hi Ho Silver, Away!