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NHL Jan 6, 2017 10:34 AM

Horseshoe Bend

Bynx Jan 6, 2017 2:32 PM

Nicely done. I was there too early in the morning and the bottom section was in shadow. It was hot as hell and it was October 8. Couldnt wait for the shadow to disappear completely. I would love to go back to the Bend anyway for another round of shots. The sunset is the time to be there. And when its a spectacular sunset. That would take longer. hahahaha

Lots of sun and lots of clouds. Nice combination. When were you there for this shot? Id guess it was around 1PM.

NHL Jan 7, 2017 6:28 AM

It really doesn't matter what time... as this was the week before Christmas and the sun never reached its peak even at noon so there was a lot of shadows. IMO HDR saved the day ;)

Same deal at Antelope Canyon as the sun could only reach part of the side walls and never the bottom!
My guess it was 11:00am as we reached Antelope Canyon about noon...

Bynx Jan 7, 2017 9:05 AM

Did you drive there? I see that its almost exactly the same distance from your place to say, Las Vegas as it is for me.

NHL Jan 7, 2017 7:30 PM

We exchanged one of our timeshare in Orlando for Sedona and stayed a week there doing day trips around various locations in AZ...

Monument Valley was in the plan, but it rained non-stop for two days so the kids decided to go Christmas shopping in Phoenix instead! ;)

rainrunner Jan 8, 2017 12:03 PM

Nice picture, I'll have to go there sometime.

Bynx Jan 9, 2017 12:41 PM

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Horseshoe Bend Shooting Times. This is a general view of the Bend throughout the day to give you an idea what time to be there to get your shot. Its just a guide and depends on weather conditions, particularly cloud formations.

NHL Jan 10, 2017 8:26 PM

IMO it depends on the season too. I was there the week before Christmas trying to capture the sunset, but my sun was nowhere near the depicted position on the above diagram.

It was more toward the left of the frame creating lot more glares than if facing into the lens directly (and I was more toward the right of the bend to try to capture the setting sun than in the 1st picture):

Bynx Jan 10, 2017 10:37 PM

I could leave in a moments notice to return to Arizona. But I would sooner feel a bit more heat than cold. But I love the shots of snow Ive seen lately. Arizona is beautiful year round. I imagine the examples of pics were all shot over one day in the late summer or early fall.

NHL Jan 12, 2017 6:55 AM

If you do I highly recommend lens wider than 24mm on a full-frame (or 16mm on APS_C)!
IMO they are not wide enough unless you do a pano shot :)

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