The Navajo Nation
With a near full moon on the horizon at the end of the month, I wanted to try to get a shot of these iconic falls in the lunar glow. Driving 300+ miles from Albuquerque to Flagstaff and back for a few photos of a waterfall would be fun, but I wanted other locations to justify my expense of making this trip (though in a MINI Cooper, the fuel expense is low, and the fun is high). The original plan was to hit Sedona Arizona and shoot the iconic Cathedral Rock the next night, but other plans soon unfolded. Because Grand Falls is on the Navajo Nation, a Commercial Photo Permit is required for non personal photos, and since I have these for sale for you to purchase, I played nice and purchased one. In doing so, it was good for a week, and I suddenly got the idea to head to Antelope Canyon near Page instead of going to Sedona.
Having seen Antelope Canyon in Arizona Highways, I had always wanted to see this natural wonder of sandstone. Since the rise in popularity of the social network Instagram, I've began to follow some seriously good photographers, thorough which I found a man named Lionel BigThumb, a fellow Nikon photographer, whose family runs Adventurous Antelope Canyon Photo Tours. While I was not able to go on a tour with Lionel personally, my tour was nothing short of exceptional, as I was the only one on the photographer's tour, which was aimed at those who want professional quality shots ala Arizona Highways. The guides will hold back traffic in the canyon so that you can get a crowd free photo throughout this sandstone cathedral.