I took this on a wonderful road/rail trip through the USA in Sept 2015.  This was one of the many jaw-dropping vistas we were treated to on that trip.


Grand Canyon Sunset


What an incredible place, the Grand Canyon is.  I spent a lovely couple of hours watching the sunset over the canyon in the company of around 50 photographers, each hoping to get an original take on this view.  I just managed to get a standard postcard image.  But I’m happy that I had the opportunity to visit this site place which just fills you with awe.

Grand Canyon


Apparently I didn’t get around to posting a picture of the Grand Canyon.  What a place!! Awesome doesn’t begin to cover it.  It is also about impossible to photograph in any way that conveys the scale of the thing.  Here’s one of the million of pictures I took.  All of them rather diminishes the canyon by being reduced to 3,000 x 2,000 pixels

Monument Valley sunrise


One of the most special days on our trip through the US last Sept was a pre-dawn guided tour of Monument Valley.  We were staying in a tent in the sand dunes that look out on the Mittens, and stumbled out of the tent and to the hotel to meet our guide for the morning.  The first stop we made was on the dirt road dropping into park.  There had been some rain which served as nice foreground interest for this shot.