Slot Canyons Workshop, Day 1

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!

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

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.

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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  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 #

    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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