Earlier this year in January I got the wild idea that Kristi and I should take a once in a lifetime trip rafting the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. I looked at a few rafting companies and found a trip that put in the river on my birthday in September. I booked the trip through Hatch River Expeditions. We got to see all the highlights, ride in the front of the raft the whole trip and eat really great food. Definitely the trip of a lifetime. And I took some really great images as well.
Zoroaster Window Now that the new year is almost upon us, I have been looking back at some of the images I've created the past twelve months. Creatively speaking, this has been a pretty good year for image making for me. I had one of the most memorable epic trips, river rafting the Grand Canyon for my birthday. I revisited and backpacked to some remote hoodoos in Escalante National Monument. I became heavily involved at the Sedona Photography Symposium. My involvement with the fine folks in Sedona landed me a fun trip to the Valley of Fire in Nevada. It was also the hottest place I had ever been in April, clocking in at 97 in the shade. I wrote and self-published a book on photographing the Grand Canyon, which received positive reviews, as well as a successful presentation at the Sedona Camera Club. I created some interesting night images, as well as some intimate ones as well. The year started off with a winter trip to the Grand Canyon. There were some areas that I had
On October 28th I had the chance to present two presentations of my choosing to the Sedona Camera Club. I chose to do present a how to called Inside Self-Publishing, The Dos and Don'ts and What I did. It was a 35 minute presentation on how I created my own self published hard copy and eBook on A Guide to Photographing the Grand Canyon National Park from the South Rim. The other presentation was called Inside Inspiration. It was a 40 minute presentation on the ways and means I get and stay inspired as a landscape and travel photographer. The presentations went really well, the small venue was packed and the audience was engaged. It also gave me a chance to sell some books! Awesome. Thanks Sedona Camera Club!