Slot Canyons Workshop, Day #2

Up at 4:30 a.m. yesterday morning for a sunrise shoot at a place called Little Cut.  (Techncially it's only 9:03 p.m. here, but my clock and blog posts are set to post in east coast time).

Just as the sun was rising up and lighting up Glen Canyon in the distance.

Yesterday morning's shoot was windy and chilly.  I got up at 4:30 a.m. in order to make coffee and take my time getting ready (technically I'm still on east coast time, so it was already about 7:30 a.m., so not that much of a sacrifice).  

We were back at the hotel about 7:15 a.m., local time, and had to be back at the bus by 7:55 a.m. to go an meet the tour company that provided access to Secret Canyon.  Slot Canyon Hummer Adventures loaded us up in Hummers and we went totally off-roading to get to Secret Canyon.  You can watch a YouTube video of the drive here. That was the drive I did yesterday!  AWESOME!

Inside Secret Canyon.  Amazing photography.

Lunch at a place called Slackers in Page, then back to the hotel to quickly download photos and report for a photo critique at 3:00 p.m. which lasted until 4:30 p.m.  Each participant could submit up to 3 photos for critiquing.  Some of the photos were amazing and were taken in places like Antartica, the Galapogos Islands, and on safari in Africa (all places I hope to visit someday).

Back on the bus at 4:45 p.m. for a sunset shoot at Paria Bluffs (which included a 1/2 hour hike in and back out through the sand, and over rocks and other rough terrain, carrying my camera backpack and tripod).

Back at the hotel by 7:00 p.m. and didn't even go to dinner, back to my room, (thankful for the refrigerator), ate crackers and hummus, downloaded photos, wrote this blog post and now going to bed.

Up again at 4:30 a.m. to start all over shooting sunrise at Horseshoe Bend (huge hill up, then gently sloping down, and then a tough climb back up and back down the hill to the van — not looking forward to this hike!)

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