Yesterday was the start of the slot canyons workshop in Page, AZ. Driving up from Phoenix, one of the stops was here at the Cameron Trading Post on Route 89, a historic landmark which has been in business since 1916, and has an amazing array of American Indian arts & crafts, gifts, a full-service restaurant, and motel. Definitely worth the stop.
This is the Mini Navajo Taco, which consisted of Navajo fry bread, topped with chili beans, beef, mild green chile, cheese, lettuce & tomato served on top of fry bread. I got the mini and still couldn't finish it all, and it was really good!
Off in the distance is where many Native Americans have their homes. Nothing even close to what we would envision as a standard of living. Many shacks and run-down delapidated trailers serve as homes to these people. I want to photograph some of these communities in more detail (and in a respectful way), but I can't do it traveling alone. I am always careful and conscious of my surroundings, and above all safe. You just don't know who's watching and looking for an opportunity. And in a lot of these remote areas, cell phone access just doesn't exist.
This was photographed at Horseshoe Bend in Page, AZ on the first day of our workshop, Friday, September 30 around sunset.
Of course, nothing can capture the shot like being there in person.
A busy full day today, will post if I have time.
Is it October already?