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    Off on vacation starting tomorrow

    Taking the family to the Grand Canyon & Sedona via Las Vegas. Hotels have Internet connection so I should have some stuff to upload during the trip. Taking the Nikon D300 & 18-200 VR plus my CV's and my tripod. Hope to get some good stuff!
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    Re: Off on vacation starting tomorrow

    I looked up "vacation" in the dictionary, but I don't think it applies to anything I'm going to do this year. On the other hand, that was my conclusion when I checked "work" as well

    Should I buy a new dictionary, or change lifestyle

    Anyway, have a nice trip. Grand Canyon sounds nice

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    Re: Off on vacation starting tomorrow

    "Vacation" is equivalent to the British term "holiday". Be it as it may, I am not going to work for 10 days and am going to relax and enjoy life with my family.

    And my camera gear.
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    Re: Off on vacation starting tomorrow

    Quote Originally Posted by etrigan63 View Post
    "Vacation" is equivalent to the British term "holiday". Be it as it may, I am not going to work for 10 days and am going to relax and enjoy life with my family.

    And my camera gear.
    HI Carlos
    have a wonderful time - we'll eagerly await your results (but don't spend too much of those 10 days on a computer - especially during drinking time!).

    Jorgen

    Sounds to me that your lifestyle is just about perfect, no Holiday and no Work sounds like my kind of life (especially if some of it entails travelling around south east asia with a camera!).

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    Carlos you are coming to my part of the world. One word WATER, I am dead seriously make sure the kids and wife drink at least 3 or 4 bottles of water a day or more. You can dehydrate here faster than you will even notice and when you start to feel it than it is already too late. Other than that watch where you walk on hikes, we do have a few rattle snakes. As far as shooting leave the polarizers home we have the bluest skies around. Try to do as much as you can very early in the morning take a break midday than go shoot late in the day. You will be rewarded with some real beauty here shooting at the right time of the day. Have fun and if you run into any issues call me.
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    Re: Off on vacation starting tomorrow

    Thanks Guy. We did read up on what to do in the Grand Canyon to not become a statistic. I haven't had any internet access till we got to Sedona today. Here are a few from a float trip we took down the Colorado River starting at Lake Powell and going down 15 miles down river.







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    Re: Off on vacation starting tomorrow

    A few more (bypassing the 4 image limit)






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    Re: Off on vacation starting tomorrow

    Nice stuff Carlos. Certainly not Florida.... Enjoy your trip.

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    Re: Off on vacation starting tomorrow

    Enjoy the rest of your vacation. Looks like the first part was a fun one. The first and last shots really do help with the enormous scale and beauty of the southwest.

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    If in Sedona treat yourself to some great Mexican food at Javelina Cantina, my brother in laws own it and also Shugures Hillside. Trust me the food is awesome. Also go take a ride to see this and the surrounding area go before sunset to shoot in the area

    http://www.lhw.com/property.aspx?pro...FQVfFQodTDoUTA

    Shots look great BTW
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    Re: Off on vacation starting tomorrow

    Thanks gang, we are having a ton of fun. Pink Jeep Tour this afternoon. Who do we ask for at the Javelina Cantina and should we mention your name?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TEBnewyork View Post
    Enjoy the rest of your vacation. Looks like the first part was a fun one. The first and last shots really do help with the enormous scale and beauty of the southwest.
    Heh, on the last photo, if you look just right of center along the top of the cliff you can see tiny people standing on edge. That is easier to see if you pixel peep the fullsize image.
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    Quote Originally Posted by etrigan63 View Post
    Thanks gang, we are having a ton of fun. Pink Jeep Tour this afternoon. Who do we ask for at the Javelina Cantina and should we mention your name?
    He is in Europe on vacation.
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    Re: Off on vacation starting tomorrow

    No problem Guy! Went to Shugrues Hillside instead (wife wasn't up for Mexican food). Here are some shots from today:

    Arroyo Roble


    Uptown Sedona


    Your's Truly @ Shugrues


    Western Sedona


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    A vortex


    A very impressive Sedona home:


    Unnamed Butte
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    That's great did you enjoy your meal there. Try to get over to Boynton Canyon. Now if your in for a ride and a old mining town about 30 or 40 miles is Jerome to the south. It is on top of a mountain and just a interesting mining town that turned artist town. Let me know which way you are going from Sedona , may have some spots to tell you along the way. At some point Jack and i want to do a workshop in Sedona and surrounding area's . Also if you still are in Sedona head up to slide rock the kids will love it
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    Re: Off on vacation starting tomorrow

    We went to Javalina Cantina today which was also very excellent.

    Question: Why does the town of Sedona act like every day is Sunday? The place shuts down when the sun sets! Even the Starbucks closes early. The only late night activity is driving to Cottonwood to hit the Wal-Mart!

    Anyway here are some from today:

    Unnamed Butte at Night


    On the road to Oak Creek


    Bell Rock


    Meditating at Cathedral Rock
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    Re: Off on vacation starting tomorrow

    Beautiful photos! - I have never been to the Grand Canyon, i think I might come over next year around this time.

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    Great series Carlos, looks like you are having a lot of fun and caught some awesome skies in Sedona!!!
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    Re: Off on vacation starting tomorrow

    Carlos,
    You have made some beautiful captures.
    Have you checked out nearby Montezuma's Castle ruins?? Also, the town of Jerome is worth a visit.

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    Re: Off on vacation starting tomorrow

    Quote Originally Posted by PeterA View Post
    Beautiful photos! - I have never been to the Grand Canyon, i think I might come over next year around this time.
    Peter

    If you decide to do a Grand Canyon trip ( or any other of the "grand canyons" whilst in the USA, please plan on staying with us. I would be delighted to supply the SUV's (sans gas of course LOLOL). We could have a blast just being photographers together and going collectively to shoot some of the most spectacular canyon scenery on the planet.

    Seriously, think about it. Lots of fun and a chance to continue friendships and common interests. What say you Mate???????LOL

    All the best

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    Re: Off on vacation starting tomorrow

    Sadly, our time in Sedona is now over as we are packing for the trip home. I have a few more from today but no time to process them. Will have them and many others up by Friday. This trip has convinced us that another Sedona trip of at least a week is necessary.

    UPDATE: I have discovered that the "Unnamed Butte" is really called "Lucy and Snoopy". See if you can spot them. Snoopy's face is covered by a bush in the night shot.
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    Re: Off on vacation starting tomorrow

    Here are the albums from the trip. Las Vegas and Grand Canyon are complete, but I am still working on Sedona.

    Las Vegas Album
    Grand Canyon Album
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    Re: Off on vacation starting tomorrow

    Here are a couple of HDR images from the Grand Canyon. I was going for a "Thomas Kincaide" style for the images.


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