Getting the shot at Horseshoe Bend. Not my preferred view in which to be photographed. Since I am the family member who is rarely captured in photos, the reason that I was preserved for posterity in this unflattering position is that I am terrified of heights and, after hiking about 1/2 mile to reach the Horseshoe Bend Overlook, I discovered that the ONLY way to get a shot of the bend in the Colorado River here is to get out to the absolute edge of the sheer cliff dropoff. No way that I could make myself get out there in a standing position. Even then, without a fisheye lens, you would not be able to get the whole bend in the picture. Luckily, I had my fisheye lens. After walking all around the edge and confirming that they only way I could get a shot of the famous bend was to be on the edge, I lay down and inched myself out so that I could hang my camera over the edge to get some shots. The shots I got are here: http://fotoeffects.smugmug.com/Landscapes/Northern-Arizona/11896740_iVsC7#842028150_NVySM. Not fabulous and I'd like to try again on a cloudy day or at sunset. My hubby, who was holding my other camera, decided to take advantage of me (not for the first time) and took this shot. I intended to post it right after returning from the trip but other shots kept getting my nod, so I forgot this one until I ran across it this evening in my Northern Arizona gallery. Hope it gives you a chuckle!
Thanks for the comments on my shot of the milkweed pod and seeds. Hope your week got off to a good start and that you are finding a few moments to take some shots.
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