My watch for Aurora Borealis events was unsuccessful while visiting Whitehorse just a week ago. One night the heavy cloud lifted and revealed stars which was promising. I stayed up late but all I captured from the deck were the lights of Whitehorse reflecting off the clouds.
Only a week ago I was in Whitehorse, YT. The weather was less than cooperative during the majority of my stay but on the very first day I was able to capture a cloud laden sky with the sun barely getting above the horizon. This image was captured at approximately noon overlooking the Yukon River at the cliff near the Gold Course.
Horse Shoe Bend near Page, AZ was recommended to us by our Antelope Canyon guide. Nate mentioned that we can’t miss the parking lot and there might be “a few” people venturing in the direction of the view point at sunset. He recommended sunset as a good time to capture pictures here, however, the sunset was less than eventful, lacking color and much interest.
We concluded that this must be a point of interest recommended by the locals to all tourists – bus loads of people, baby carriages, tourists of all ages and nationalities all made their way to the look out point. The edge of the cliff was packed with visitors… and I don’t really do well getting to close to the edge! The bend in the river is worthwhile to capture in person and with the camera, however the next time I come through this area of Arizona I will make sure I get up early and capture the light at sunrise for a change.
The Common Road Runner is the official state bird for New Mexico. We had to wait till we arrived in Arizona to actually see one. Here, just along the shore of Lake Powell, we were greeted by this little fellow. He blends so well into his surroundings that I nearly missed him.
When the snow starts to fly here on the Canadian Prairies I turn to great memories and images I captured during my travels. We recently added 11,000 km to our car’s overall mileage. Mexican Hat Rock is a stellar example of the perfect complementary color scheme. Mexican Hat Rock is located along the road to Monument Valley in Utah heading west to Arizona. If you see the road sign make sure to turn off and follow the directions. We drove this road in 1999 and I had no idea what we missed at the time!