Sedona, AZ

October 20, 2017

Sue Cerise invited me to join her on a roadtrip to Sedona organized by the POLY camera club which I dropped out of over a year ago.  Having always wanted to visit Sedona, I was eager to go with Sue. And I'm glad I did. My favorite photo is the one above, taken outside our second floor motel room on our first morning, the first photo of the trip for me.  At the time I was taking in the beautiful rocks in the background, but now when I look at the photo, it reminds me that Sedona is an upscale community with lots of roundabouts to deal with enormous amounts of tourist traffic. But those beautiful rocks everywhere make a visit worthwhile.  I have about 50 more photos at this link:  http://photobooksbypat.com/p4108148#h99a43932

This photo is my next favorite because I know the name - Bell Rock - and it is a perfect example of the red rocks which appear mixed in with lighter rocks.  The photo below is my third favorite just because I like water semi-abstracts like this. There are many popular trails, some with streams crossing below pine trees. The air feels good and it's a great place to be outdoors.

We got up at dawn to photograph this view. one that's popular for sunrises and especially sunsets.

Because I like reflections, this photo appeals to me also.

People photography is my favorite, but this is probably the only place where we saw lots of people enjoying a sunny day in a beautiful place with cool water to play in.