Southwest Travels Part 3
After three nights in Page it was time to move on. We stopped at several Navajo indian jewelry stands as we passed Vermillion Cliffs on our way to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. At the last jewelry stand I purchased a turtle carved from lapis. We arrived at the North Rim on the first day of the season. At an elevation of 8,100 feet I noticed most of the visitors, myself included, were huffing and puffing on their way back from Bright Angel Point.
Angels Gate from Angels Point.
This is a panorama click to see larger and again to see full size.
Roaring Springs Canyon
After lunch at the lodge we drove out to Cape Royal for the sunset.
This is one of them panoramas, click to see large and again to see it full size.
The Colorado river can be seen through Angel’s Window.
The fires were still burning and the haze was going to make for a cool sunset.
A couple minutes later the light had changed color.
This is another one of those pesky panoramas, click to see larger and again to see full size.
After sunset we drove to Kanab, Utah and then on to Bryce Canyon in the morning.
Yet another panorama, click to see bigger and again to see full size.
The check in time for our cabin was 4:00 p.m. so we had a little time to kill. We decided to hike from Sunrise point to Sunset point.
We stopped at the Queens Garden for some water and a snack.
This little guy showed up and watched us eat.
When we did not feed him he began to sit up and beg.
This is Double Arch. The dynamic range was too much so I bracketed exposures and used Bracketeer to create this HDR image.
After checking in we hiked back to Sunset Point.
I had heard rumors of sunset like light early in the day, we had to get up early to confirm the rumor.
This is the last panorama of the post, click to see larger and again to see full size.
Another HDR image made with bracketeer.
Kodachrome Basin State Park, Utah.
Yes I walked out there for a photo.
Red Canyon outside Bryce Canyon National park.
Stay tuned for the next post.