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Snapshot Saturday: Antelope Canyon, Part 2


Last year, I took a trip out to Arizona. I’ve been out there a couple of times, but I hadn’t had the opportunity or the funds to really go out and do some exploring beyond the town I was staying in. Last year, I had the opportunity to take a tour up to northern Arizona and see Antelope Canyon.

If you ever get the chance, do it. It’s absolutely worth it. The best time of day to tour is about 10:30am. That’s when the light is at its best. Although some of my shots didn’t turn out quite right because I wasn’t using the right settings on my camera in some instances, in others they became the best pictures I took during my trip.

I took a lot of pictures, and last week’s Snapshot Saturday was also Antelope Canyon. This is part two!

Shaped like a heart, from the ground looking up

Shaped like a heart, from the ground looking up

Light on the walls in one of the darkest parts of the canyon

Light on the walls in one of the darkest parts of the canyon

The view called "Monument Valley"

The view called “Monument Valley”

Just light and stone.

Just light and stone. No digital manipulation.

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Snapshot Saturday: Antelope Canyon


Last year, I took a trip out to Arizona. I’ve been out there a couple of times, but I hadn’t had the opportunity or the funds to really go out and do some exploring beyond the town I was staying in. Last year, I had the opportunity to take a tour up to northern Arizona and see Antelope Canyon.

If you ever get the chance, do it. It’s absolutely worth it. The best time of day to tour is about 10:30am. That’s when the light is at its best. Although some of my shots didn’t turn out quite right because I wasn’t using the right settings on my camera in some instances, in others they became the best pictures I took during my trip.

I took a lot of pictures, so next week’s Snapshot Saturday will be part two of Antelope Canyon.

Near the entrance, looking up from the ground.

Near the entrance, looking up from the ground.

For an idea of scale, even though it's kind of blurry

For an idea of scale, even though it’s kind of blurry

Just light on the walls

Just light on the walls

Sunlight coming in through the top while it's dark below

Sunlight coming in through the top while it’s dark below

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Question of the Week: Autumn Favorites


Hi all!  We’re now most definitely into the autumn, and at least on the East Coast, the fall weather has asserted itself.  I’m very happy about that–I hate summer heat!  I love the colors fall brings, too.  So this week’s question is:

What is your favorite part of autumn? 

Name anything.  The pumpkins, the pies, the food, the weather, the colors–anything!

I’m Off!


Hello all my lovely readers!  Today I leave for a much-deserved and long overdue vacation, and my first trip overseas in 7 years.  I’ll be traveling to the land of my ancestors–England!  I’ll also stop in Wales and Scotland.  All very magical, old places, and I can’t wait to see it all!

I’ve set up some articles to automatically post while I’m away, but I won’t have continual Internet access.  If you want to leave a comment or send me an email, I encourage you to do so, but know that I may not respond in a timely fashion.  It’s not that I don’t want to respond–I’ll just be hiking my little heart out in the UK!  Until my return, enjoy the posts, and I’ll stop in as I can!

Snapshot Saturday: Cliffs of Moher


The Cliffs of Moher is one of the most beautiful and phenomenal places I have ever been.  I took a trip to Ireland and England in 2003 and one of the first places my group and I went was to the Cliffs of Moher.  It was a great way to start off the trip.  The Cliffs are simply astonishing, and an awesome reminder of nature’s powerful and wild beauty.

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