It’s been weeks since I’ve posted and even longer since I’ve taken a decent photo. Today, Sunday, October 14, is the last day of my Fall Break and I return to teaching my Freshmen tomorrow. My week off was consumed with appointments and a 2nd job (doesn’t this just sound like a teacher?) and time disappeared in a whiff. I was determined, however, to steal just a little time for myself.

Consequently, Sophie and I took a brief road trip 100 miles north into the Red Rock country of Sedona, AZ. We were gone just 27 hours; oh how I wish we could have spent several more days. In the next few posts, I’ll talk about the images and about the lessons I learned during our mini-vacation.

Lesson #1: PREPARE.

This rock is one of the first that you see as you enter Sedona from the Interstate between Phoenix and Flagstaff. All of the different formations have names; this one might be Cathedral, but I’m not sure. If I find out, I’ll let you know.

The stormy skies gave me the perfect backdrop.

Afternoon sun and storm clouds add drama to the Red Rock of Sedona. ISO 200, 40 mm, f/10, 1/160 sec.

My Lesson in Shooting Landscape #1

14 thoughts on “My Lesson in Shooting Landscape #1

  1. Beautiful. I was just in Sedona on Sept. 1st visiting from Pittsburgh. A place I will never forget. I took this photo also. Not as well as yours. Thanks for sharing.


    • I know! I followed your trip with interest. I’ve been to every single place you shared with us, and many of your pictures brought back good memories.

  2. Boy howdy! When you do get around to posting for our enjoyment you do so with a gorgeous photo! Thanks, and please don’t wait so long with your next post 🙂

      • The storm was the motivation to get out of the house & drive north to shoot pictures. I was delighted when I drove into Sedona with that magnificent sky with the afternoon sun providing a dramatic backdrop.

        No problem about the name (I didn’t even notice).

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