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In the Spotlight: Shafer Road

In Canyonlands National Park Island in the Sky section, there is a narrow section which the road crosses.  It really is only wide enough to support the main road into this section, with steep cliffs on each side as you drive across this ‘natural bridge’ from one mesa to the next.   I was crossing this section near sunset, and …

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In the Spotlight: Castle Butte

I was out taking photographs of the Little Painted Desert along Arizona 87 just north of I-40.  The light wasn’t the greatest, so I began to look for some scenes where the light would work better. As I drove down AZ87, I saw these buttes, the first is called Castle Butte, and the near-dusk light lit up the red rock …

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In the Spotlight: Back Bay Sunset

On the other side of Sandbridge Beach at Little Island City Park (the very end of Sandbridge Road before you enter the wildlife sanctuary), is the Back Bay side of Sandbridge.  It is very quiet and peaceful and very beautiful, especially during the blue hour (the hour following sunset). This is one of my favorite photographs I have ever taken …

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In the Spotlight: Peaks of Pink

On one of my several trips to Antelope Canyon in Page, Arizona, I took this shot at lower Antelope Canyon.  Of the two, I really like lower Antelope as you can stay for up to three hours and there are not huge crowds, so you can usually take your time and get the shots you want. I took this shot, …

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In the Spotlight: Aspenglow

I was at the north rim of the Grand Canyon at the beginning of fall.  The north rim of the Grand Canyon stands at about 8,000 feet above sea level, so the aspens tend to turn sooner there than in other parts of Arizona.   So I went up from my home here in Phoenix to enjoy the cool temperatures …

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