Sunday, July 27, 2008

Here is a capture from a recent "Birth To Birthday" session. This little guy had such a great time playing in the washbasin. This was just too cute not to post.
Another image from a recent "Birth To Birthday" session. I could not let July go by without a photo including the American Flag. This was a great suggested pose by the mother.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

The weather at the Grand Canyon on Saturday was less than favorable for photography. The lighting was very muted with overcast sky and a blanket of haze in the canyon. We traveled East out of the park and found the scenic stops along the way to be more fascinating for the camera. Certainly, some views I had not before seen in photos.
We made a brief stop outside of the East entrance to the south rim of the Grand Canyon. This small gorge was quite stunning with it's 1,000 foot shear drop (and no railings)! Kelly and our niece Ali braved the edge for this shot.
Ali jogging down the very busy highways of Parks, Arizona! She is not really jogging, that would have involved me bribing her with money, and I left my wallet at the cabin.
The security system installed at my Sister's log home in Parks, Arizona. What a trio of cute mugs waiting for instructions from their master!
Sunday, we started out on an adventure to reach the mining town of Jerome using the unimproved and primitive back roads. We loaded up into two 4x4 vehicles and made the 2.5 hour trip. Ali got a front row seat in the Jeep, while Kelly and I rode in the smoother riding truck (age before beauty). Neil gave Ali a little taste of off-roading in the Jeep. I think Ali is ready to go back for more!
We crossed over some amazing landscape in our 70 plus mile journey over the countryside.
A view of the countryside from an elevation of about 5,000 ft.
Our destination was the mining town of Jerome, Arizona, near Sedona and Cottonwood. We enjoyed a delicious lunch at the Haunted Burger House, browsed the many shops, and finished off our visit with ice cream from the local treats shop. This is a great destination to visit, with lots of photography subjects. I highly recommend visiting the Liberty Theater Museum (be sure to visit the displays upstairs).
The end of a great day in the country!
On Monday, we end our trip with a stop at the Grand Canyon Deer Farm along Highway 40 near Williams, Arizona. Ali was literally mobbed by some of the residence.

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