Photographer's Note

I went without you.

This is one of the places Serghei wanted to see while on his visit to Arizona, and one that I really wanted to show him. Unfortunately, a landslide earlier in the year had washed out part of the road leading there in the direction we would have taken from the Grand Canyon, causing a detour of an additional 2+ hours just to get here…not to mention another 2+ hrs. getting back!? Long story short, it didn’t happen.

I had never been here either, and rather than deal with the crazed maniacs of Black Friday shoppers, I decided to get out of town and take the drive North over the extended holiday weekend to finally witness this with my own eyes.

I know it’s nothing new in terms of originality, and I would guess it’s been featured here more than anyone would care to count…but after seeing it for the first time myself, and still in awe, I just couldn’t resist posting a picture of my own. I would highly suggest putting it near the top of your travels, pictures do it no justice! If you’ve ever wanted to experience some of natures majestic prowess, this is one of the best places to get a vivid idea. I don’t think I’m overstating this when I say, it’s a breathtaking view!

It may not be one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World, but Horseshoe Bend is undeniably well worth any visit! Now, if you have a healthy fear of heights like me, take my advice…stay away from the edges, there’s no coming back from a fall here!

This shot was only made possible by one thing that the digital age of cameras can now provide….live preview. I have it available, but don’t use it often. This was a case however where I couldn’t have done without it. I actually got as close enough to the edge as I could handle, lied on my stomach with arms outstretched over my head, held on to the camera as tight as I could while holding it over the cliff and lined up the shot through the LCD screen. I was still shaking just a bit out of fear, hopefully the stabilizing lens kept most of the focus in check. :)

Thanks for taking a look.

Photo Information
  • Copyright: Jason Cowling (jcpix) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1297 W: 2 N: 2381] (9324)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-11-30
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2013-12-02 2:56
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