Sunrise shoot on Tuesday morning (not sure of the exact location). We had to be on the bus and ready to go at 5:00 a.m. on that morning, a full half-hour earlier than usual. There was a lot to photograph in this location. (Notice the cracked mud in the foreground).
A rock formation in the same location (with cracked mud in the foreground). After leaving the morning photo shoot, we went back to the hotel to check out, and load our luggage. The others loaded theirs onto the bus, I loaded mine into the car since I wasn't heading back to Phoenix. Then we all got back onto the bus to go back to Lower Antelope Canyon for one last photo shoot.
After our two hour time limit in Lower Antelope Canyon, our group loaded back onto the bus, and back to the hotel for a bathroom break, and for me to get off the bus and pick up my car. This was my favorite photo workshop to date. Richard (lead photographer), Vern (volunteer), Alan (volunteer) and Kirk (our driver) all did an outstanding job. Everyone got along, and there was no drama. It was so refreshing.
We all said our goodbyes, and the bus headed back towards Phoenix, and I headed towards the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. I had never been to the North Rim, and was looking forward to taking some photos at sunset. Unfortunately, the weather had other ideas. The clouds rolled in and there wasn't any decent light to produce decent photographs. So, I did what Richard Maack, (the lead photographer for the Slot Canyons workshop), said was "road kill" photography, park on the side of the road, get out of the car and take photos. I didn't have time to wait for the right light. I only had a narrow window, so this is what I came up with:
I love the colors of the aspen trees mixed in with the aftermath of burnt trees from a wildfire. I wish the light had been right — there were several places I would have loved to photgraph with this sort of scenario.
I have to let it go, and appreciate all of the great photos I have taken up to this point.