I left you last in the wide open spaces of Monument Valley, where you can see for miles across a desert spiked with rock formations that lend themselves to imaginative interpretations.
And what’s the opposite of wide open spaces? Why slot canyons, of course!
A slot canyon is exactly what it sounds like, a narrow canyon formed by wind and water, winding it’s way through rock.
You’ve probably seen photos taken in slot canyons, the orange, reds and greys swirling rock and light together. The images look like modern art.
And if you’re a photographer or a painter you’ve wanted to see one of these for yourself.
I know I’ve always wanted to.
So I was excited when we were able to book a tour to one of the Antelope Canyons near Page, Arizona.
I didn’t really know what to expect.
But we were lucky, our group was small and our guide was all about photography. He stopped us at several places and told us where to look for the iconic shot.
He even suggested camera settings and took a few pictures of each of us using our cameras.
I wasn’t sure what I got until that evening when I downloaded the images. There were a few that made me stop and say ‘oh’ and then grin.
I hope they made you grin too.
And for absolutely sure, if you’re near Page you need to get yourself booked on a tour. Try to go in the off season so you get a smaller group, but go, no matter when you can go, just go.
Camera or no camera, you’re going to be in awe as you walk through these canyons. And you won’t forget it, guaranteed.
One more post about this Southwest trip is coming up. Stay tuned.
Meanwhile…Katie-girl, we’re coming home soon sweetheart. I’ll make it up to you I promise.