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Sedona -dial-up unfriendly

Discussion in 'Wanderlust and Travel' started by HarryB, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. HarryB


    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida
    Hi Ya'll,

    I took a trip to Sedona, AZ back in May. It was a vacation trip with Linda so I didn't get as much time to do serious photography as I would have liked but it was a fun trip and definitely a place I would love to return to and do some serious shooting. All of the images were taken with the D3 & D300 with the 28-70 2.8 and 14-24 2.8 lenses.

    The Town
    Sedona is unfortunately a touristy place with some excellent galleries surrounded by a horde of tourist trash shops.

    They are real big on pigs
    NIKON D300    ---    65mm    f/8.0    1/1000s    ISO 200

    Scuplture is everywhere



    The town is real interesting
    NIKON D300    ---    40mm    f/16.0    1/200s    ISO 200


    When Linda took a short break from shopping we managed to get out of town

    NIKON D3    ---    24mm    f/20.0    1/250s    ISO 640

    NIKON D3    ---    45mm    f/20.0    1/50s    ISO 640

    NIKON D3    ---    70mm    f/16.0    1/80s    ISO 320

    NIKON D3    ---    42mm    f/16.0    1/40s    ISO 400

    NIKON D300    ---    48mm    f/16.0    1/50s    ISO 320

    NIKON D300    ---    38mm    f/16.0    1/40s    ISO 250

    NIKON D3    ---    70mm    f/16.0    1/80s    ISO 320
  2. Very nice - brings back memories of my visit there.

    I never saw the "Blue Hottie" last time! :Curved:
  3. HarryB


    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida
    Its a great place to visit. Its kind of hard to miss the "Blue Hottie".:biggrin:
  4. Chris101


    Feb 2, 2005
    I'm totally with you on the 'too touristy' aspect of Sedona! But:
    Those are javelina, not pigs!
  5. nice stuff Harry. I need to get back to AZ
  6. Beautiful set Harry. I love the landscapes.
  7. beautiful pictures
    touristy or not... it sure is a beautiful place
  8. HarryB


    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida
    Can you still get bacon from them? :biggrin:
  9. ArtO


    Jun 14, 2008
    Great series. That is such beautiful country and your shots bring that out nicely.
  10. HarryB


    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida
    Thanks Dave, I want to gte back to AZ too.
  11. I wish I could move BACK to Arizona. Lived there 5 years and then came back east. What was I thinking? :confused: 

    Nice photos of a place I always enjoyed going to when I was out there.
  12. Really nice

    Love the church on the rocks - nicely done
  13. HarryB


    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida
    Thanks Phil
  14. HarryB


    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida
    It is a gorgeous place to visit. I only scratched the surface on this visit and can't wait to get back there.
  15. etrigan63


    Apr 15, 2008
    Miami, FL
    I was just there last week for 4 days and we barely scratched the surface. Those Pink Jeep tours are something else, aren't they? It was raining when we did ours and I did not want to take my D300 out. Raining is one thing, raining and bone-rattling jeep ride is something else.
  16. HarryB


    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida
    Thanks Phil. It has been a while since I've done any landscapes, the post work is quite different from my wildlife captures.
  17. I've never been there. Looks like I place I would love. Your photos are great.
  18. HarryB


    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida
    Thanks Art it was a real thrill shooting there. After 4 + years in Florida it was good to see something other than flat terrain.
  19. vinman


    Nov 15, 2006
    Upstate SC
    If you stay in the old part of town, it IS very touristy, but even back behind the buildings along Oak Creek, it's very peaceful. The west side of town is pretty normal. We always stay at Amara, which is down on the creek behind all the tourist traps. Down there, you'd almost never know how close it was! Trying to work out a trip back for Christmas - we've never been there in winter...
  20. mhcfires


    Aug 23, 2007
    El Cajon, CA
    My mother-in-law lives about 15 miles south of Sedona. My late wife and I went as often as possible to visit her and to enjoy the beautiful scenery. When she first took me there in 1967, there was a stop sign at the intersection of US89A and State Route 179. That was it. Today, forty-one years later, it is wall to wall people, but there is still a lot of open area and beautiful scenery. We will be going back for my mother-in-law's 100th birthday party in October. I already have reservations. I also have plenty of film and four different cameras so that I can really enjoy the scenery. I can't get back often enough, I can hardly wait for retirement so that I can do more traveling. only another year, if the good Lord allows it. :smile:
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