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Another shot from the Grand Canyon -- hikers watch the sun set at Mather's Point.
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Another shot from the Grand Canyon
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I love how you framed the tree at the edge of the horizon line
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Horseshoe Bend

While visiting Page, AZ to shoot Antelope Canyon, I made a stop at Horseshoe Bend which is another spot I've always wanted to photograph. It's a short drive from town and a relatively quick 3/4 mile hike out to the point overlooking the 270° bend in the Colorado River. 

The viewpoint is bleak, windy overlook with a sheer drop into the canyon below. I set my tripod up as close to the edge as I could get without being too queasy :)

It was right around mid day, so I threw on my big stopper to smooth out the water, and an ND grad to get a little more definition in the clouds. The big stopper always gives photos a moody look which I enjoy. Hope you do too!
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I just made my first visit to horseshoe bend a little more than a week ago for sunset while on a road trip. It was a week day, but even so there were tons of people and it was hard to find a place to put my tripod without being in someone else's shot.
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I'm looking forward to seeing these driving around Mountain View!
 
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I finally got a chance to visit Antelope Canyon, which I've been wanting to do for a long time. I took two tours of the lower canyon and have almost a thousand photos to go through to find my favorite ones to post. I also wanted to do a quick write up with what I learned about shooting in the canyon and some tips (the two days I went were completely different conditions).

In the meantime, here's a fun shot of another photographer in the canyon.
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Beautiful colors.
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Visitors at Mather's Point, Grand Canyon. 
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amazing..
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Going through some of my trip photos tonight and ran across this one. Antelope Canyon is one of those places that you constantly see photographed, but you don't often get to see the canyon from the top.

Interesting bit of trivia -- I was chatting with the guide and he told me that a couple times a year the canyon will flash flood. They have sensors upstream that alert them well in advance if a flood is coming so they can get everyone out. 

The more interesting bit (to me, anyway) is that when the flood comes through, it washes all the sand from the floor of the canyon. Afterwards the tour operators need to sweep sand from the desert back into the canyon so that there's something flat for people to walk on when they visit. 
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Amazing shot! Great colors and textures! 
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Meanwhile, in Florida, the state most at risk from rising sea levels, Republican governor Rick Scott banned government employees from even using the phrase "global warming". For reals. 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/08/florida-global-warming_n_6826824.html
It's still "possible" to avoid horribly grim outcomes, but ... not likely.
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.17m per century. 
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The Rhyolite Mercantile

Back in 2011, I had the opportunity to shoot in Death Valley for 3 days along with dozens of other photographers on Google+. I probably slept for about 5 hours over those three days as +Vincent Mo and I drove around the park to catch sunrise, sunset, and star trails. (some of my favorite shots from that trip are here https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+DaveCohen/albums/5677717582294609265 ).

One of our stops on the very first night was the ghost town of Rhyolite where we shot star trails over the abandoned Mercantile building. I visited Death Valley again this week, and was sad to learn that the Mercantile burned down after being struck by lightning last year. There's a short article about it here http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/nevada/fire-destroys-historic-building-rhyolite

Here's a before and after from my two trips.
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Aw man! That's sad!!
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How is this possible? Heading to Yosemite for a night of camping and a snow storm has the pass closed. What a crazy winter this has been.
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Not sure how May 14th qualifies as "winter", but we'll take the rain/snow any way we can get it.
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Every burger I've had has been phenomenal. Plus they have a great beer & wine menu. I get lunch here every time I'm in Santa Monica.
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Went to Hostaria with some co-workers for dinner. The wait staff was friendly and helped us pick a couple great bottles of wine (well, 2 for 3 aint bad). I got the rigatoni which was absolutely phenomenal. The grilled calamari appetizer was also out of this world. The food is rich and portion sizes are reasonable -- it's not the Olive Garden. I'd definitely go back again.
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We were headed to the Cambodian restaurant next door that had good reviews, and we saw this Chinese buffet full of Asian people -- usually a good sign. The food here was disgusting. The selection was decent and they even had lobster but, with the exception of a couple dishes that I'd consider "edible," the food was terrible. Don't waste your $20.
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Cool joint, good selection of scotch, bourbon, and beer. Their specialty mixed drinks aren't my cup of tea though. Food is good, but bit on the pricey side.
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Barlata had an interesting wine menu -- mostly things I had never heard of, which I'm always excited to try. We got a couple dishes that were both mediocre. The calamari was sliced really thin and the breading was on the bland side. The toast an jamon serrano was covered in a watery tomato spread that made the toast mushy. I probably wouldn't order either of those dishes again.
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Went here for an anniversary dinner. They had an interesting wine selection. The food was very expensive for the portion sizes -- for example, $5 for two tiny pieces of bruchetta. The only dish I was impressed by was the cashew pate -- everything else was pretty average. We literally spent $100 here for 2 people and then went out for pizza afterwards.
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Went here for a burrito that ended up being pretty average. The baked good looked tasty, but I didn't ave a chance to try them.
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