I’ve spent the past few weeks sharing pictures of our trip last Thanksgiving to Sedona Arizona. Its landscape is both beautiful and exotic. These pictures were taken from “Sunset Point” which is located atop one of the hills close to the center of town. The tiny airport that serves the city was directly behind me where I took the pictures. This rest area, having such a romantic name, is populated with many onlookers as the sun declines. Elbowing tourists, protecting my position, and keeping an eye on my gear can be tricky, and I hate doing it, so... luckily for me, before the sun comes up, the area is pretty much vacant. The first picture was taken pre dawn. The sun would eventually rise behind my right shoulder and slowly bath the red rocks in the distance and creep down into the valley, and yet another day would begin in Sedona.
Nikon D800 Tamron 16-24mm f/2.8 @ 20mm f/9 ISO 100 1/15 sec
Nikon D800 Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 48mm f/9 ISO 100 1/40 sec
Nikon D800 Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 28mm f/9 ISO 100 1/200 sec