Slot Canyons Workshop, Day 1

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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.

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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!

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 The way of life is just SO different out here.  This is one of many roadside stands where the Native Americans sell their wares.

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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.  

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This was photographed at Horseshoe Bend in Page, AZ on the first day of our workshop, Friday, September 30 around sunset.

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My other shot of Horseshoe Bend.  I needed a wider angle lens or a DSLR (digital single lens reflex) camera that shoots full-frame (Nikon D700) to get the full magnitude of the scene.

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?

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9 Comments

  1. Doris October 1, 2011 at 2:56 pm #

    Awesome photos! I can just imagine how stunning the view was in person. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Teresa Lowry October 1, 2011 at 8:55 pm #

    Loving the photo’s as always!

  3. Kathy October 2, 2011 at 12:00 am #

    Doris & Teri,
    Thanks SO much for posting a reply! It really means a lot to know someone out there is reading all of this 🙂

  4. Jennifer G October 2, 2011 at 10:50 pm #

    I love Navajo Fry Bread!

  5. Doris October 3, 2011 at 1:55 pm #

    I read your blog all the time but don’t always post….I guess sometimes I just blog stalk you! Great photos and sounds like you are having a great time. I would love to come over and see more photos from your trip.

  6. Kathy October 5, 2011 at 12:26 am #

    Doris, thanks so much, comments mean a lot, so I feel like I’m getting some feedback, good or bad. This has been such a great trip, and it humbles me so much because there is SO MUCH talent out there. I will put together an album of the best 20-30 images for this trip, and you are welcome to come over anytime.

  7. Kathy October 5, 2011 at 12:28 am #

    Jennifer,
    I am now also a HUGE fan of Navajo Fry Bread! Great stuff…

  8. Teresa Lowry October 7, 2011 at 9:39 pm #

    OMG..I wish I had my old stomach back, bahaha!
    I Love seeing all the Beautiful places you go and the photos your taking are truly amazing!

  9. Kathy October 8, 2011 at 8:04 pm #

    Thanks, Teri, hopefully you can come along with me sometime 🙂

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