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I'll be dammed

23 Jan 2020 4 1 82
Lake Powell and the Glen Canyon Dam form the 2nd largest reservoir in the US. The Hoover Dam & Lake Mead are more famous because they are ranked #1. Hoover dam is higher (726 ft to Glen Canyon Dam's 583 ft above the river) Glen Canyon is wider (1560 ft to Hoover Dam's 1244 ft) Hoover Dam's relative proximity to Las Vegas may also help to get more tourist visitors. . Here are some more photos from this WINTERTRIP into the desert south-west . G7x IMG 7088 bib © Copyright 2020, All rights reserved . Do not copy or otherwise reuse my photos. See TOS on how to link back to a photo. Contact me if you want a print or e-copy.

Photographer's Point

23 Jan 2020 1 78
This view of Monument Valley is famous and impressive and many photographers have captured the scene. However did you notice what is different on the image shown on the sign ? Did you notice the shadow ?! The timing & weather must be just right to align the setting sun to cast that shadow. . Here are some more photos from this WINTERTRIP into the desert south-west . G7x IMG 6976 bib © Copyright 2020, All rights reserved . Do not copy or otherwise reuse my photos. See TOS on how to link back to a photo. Contact me if you want a print or e-copy.

"Nationwide Coverage" according to SPRINT's own ma…

18 Jan 2020 1 62
They call it NATIONWIDE !! -- can you believe that ? I drove for 6 hours on a major highway from Flagstaff,AZ to Moab,UT -- and not a beep. The map confirms it. The T-Mobile network did not fare much better -- occasionally I saw "2G, emergency calls only" notifications. Not one 3G or above !! As I stopped along the way in motels & diners, everyone advised AGAINST SPRINT & T-MOBILE. Few mentioned AT&T and nearly everyone suggested to use VERIZON. To be fair, VERIZON also has the by far most expensive phone plans. In some areas, you may have to bite this bullet, to get any cell-phone signal at all. . snap08478 edit

ICE AGE

15 Jan 2020 5 1 93
Transportation frozen in a winter wonderland. With this weather, a HOT COCO would have been nice !! . Here are some more photos from this WINTERTRIP into the desert south-west . N70 9357 bib © Copyright 2020, All rights reserved . Do not copy or otherwise reuse my photos. See TOS on how to link back to a photo. Contact me if you want a print or e-copy.

Colorado River slipping through the cracks

09 Jan 2020 2 1 55
This area is "Marble Canyon" and you can spot it on the "drone" view : www.ipernity.com/doc/stargazer95050/49612446 . For early natives and settles, this must have been quite a daunting obstacle to cross. Today it is easy with a pair of bridges. But those are the only ones for some hundreds of miles downstream. . Here are some more photos from this WINTERTRIP into the desert south-west . N70 9792 bib © Copyright 2020, All rights reserved . Do not copy or otherwise reuse my photos. See TOS on how to link back to a photo. Contact me if you want a print or e-copy.

"Drone" view of the Colorado

08 Jan 2020 2 1 91
This view puts this landscape into perspective : The previous video was filmed from the Vista Point close to the edge of the top plateau. Below at Bitter springs starts another plateau. And further down you finally find the river. At the Grand Canyon, this is getting more extreme as the height between the top of the rim and the river increases to up to 5000ft !! . snap08464

Vertigo

07 Jan 2020 1 59
At the start of this trail, there were proper warnings not to go there if anyone is afraid of heights. . Here are some more photos from this WINTERTRIP into the desert south-west . N70 9673 bib © Copyright 2020, All rights reserved . Do not copy or otherwise reuse my photos. See TOS on how to link back to a photo. Contact me if you want a print or e-copy.

Monument Valley -- take #2

07 Jan 2020 2 70
As you can see, this view is very popular and I wonder how crowded it will be in summer. . Here are some more photos from this WINTERTRIP into the desert south-west . G7x IMG 6950 bib © Copyright 2020, All rights reserved . Do not copy or otherwise reuse my photos. See TOS on how to link back to a photo. Contact me if you want a print or e-copy.

Happy New Year in the Arizona desert

07 Jan 2020 1 54
Happy New Year -- the sun was still hung over from the celebration and sky wouldn't clear up for a long time. . Here are some more photos from this WINTERTRIP into the desert south-west . G7x IMG 7105 HDR © Copyright 2020, All rights reserved . Do not copy or otherwise reuse my photos. See TOS on how to link back to a photo. Contact me if you want a print or e-copy.

The NYE firework started a few hours early !!

07 Jan 2020 1 60
December 31st after sunset, this cascade of lights traveled across the rocky desert. It was a group of (asian) students using their iPhones to light their way back to the parking lot. . Here are some more photos from this WINTERTRIP into the desert south-west . N70 9766 bib © Copyright 2020, All rights reserved . Do not copy or otherwise reuse my photos. See TOS on how to link back to a photo. Contact me if you want a print or e-copy.

Those aren't RAMs -- they are "Desert Bighorn Shee…

07 Jan 2020 1 60
Along the road there were signs showing the various trails and the local population. . Here are some more photos from this WINTERTRIP into the desert south-west . N70 9673 bib © Copyright 2020, All rights reserved . Do not copy or otherwise reuse my photos. See TOS on how to link back to a photo. Contact me if you want a print or e-copy.

Buffalos in the Wild

07 Jan 2020 1 63
top. . Here are some more photos from this WINTERTRIP into the desert south-west . N70 9682 bib © Copyright 2020, All rights reserved . Do not copy or otherwise reuse my photos. See TOS on how to link back to a photo. Contact me if you want a print or e-copy.

ZION CANYON in HDR

06 Jan 2020 1 60
This HDR processing turned out okay -- still a bit over the top. . Here are some more photos from this WINTERTRIP into the desert south-west . G7x IMG 7031 HDR bib © Copyright 2020, All rights reserved . Do not copy or otherwise reuse my photos. See TOS on how to link back to a photo. Contact me if you want a print or e-copy.

Down in Zion Canyon

06 Jan 2020 1 55
Steep walls and a narrow canyon are challenging to get good lighting.. . Here are some more photos from this WINTERTRIP into the desert south-west . G7x IMG 7024 HDR bib © Copyright 2020, All rights reserved . Do not copy or otherwise reuse my photos. See TOS on how to link back to a photo. Contact me if you want a print or e-copy.

Horseshoe Bend after Sunset

06 Jan 2020 1 1 58
The timing to visit Horseshoe Bend (near Page, AZ) was not good during this trip. At sunset and later you stare into the glaring bright sky while the canyon & river below are all in the shade. Let's see what in-camera HDR can make of this dim situation . Here are some more photos from this WINTERTRIP into the desert south-west . G7x IMG 7065_HDR © Copyright 2020, All rights reserved . Do not copy or otherwise reuse my photos. See TOS on how to link back to a photo. Contact me if you want a print or e-copy.

Monument Valley & Snow

06 Jan 2020 1 44
This view is very iconic in summer. Now in winter I find it even more attractive with snow adding contrast to the otherwise red-on-red landscape. Traveling the scenic route is much more challenging at the moment with a mix of snow & ice and slush and muddy sand. My little 2WD would not have been able to make that trip. . Here are some more photos from this WINTERTRIP into the desert south-west . N70 9506 bib © Copyright 2020, All rights reserved . Do not copy or otherwise reuse my photos. See TOS on how to link back to a photo. Contact me if you want a print or e-copy.

Navajo Nation

06 Jan 2020 1 50
A reminder that this area is part of the Navajo people's territory. . Here are some more photos from this WINTERTRIP into the desert south-west . N70 9497 bib © Copyright 2020, All rights reserved . Do not copy or otherwise reuse my photos. See TOS on how to link back to a photo. Contact me if you want a print or e-copy.

Feeding Tree

06 Jan 2020 1 70
This bush was abuzz with up to five birds humming all over it. They never sat still and I'm glad I caught some of these feathery balls. . Here are some more photos from this WINTERTRIP into the desert south-west . N70 9462 bib © Copyright 2020, All rights reserved . Do not copy or otherwise reuse my photos. See TOS on how to link back to a photo. Contact me if you want a print or e-copy.

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