Site Sponsors
Results 1 to 31 of 31

Thread: Inside Canyon de Chelly

  1. #1
    Super Duper
    Senior Member

    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    32 31' 37.06" N, 111 6' 0.9" W
    Posts
    4,333
    Post Thanks / Like

    Inside Canyon de Chelly

    Wanted to share a couple images that either Ken or myself took while we were inside Canyon de Chelly these past couple days.

    All the images are of my Jeep when it was clean; now you can hardly tell what color it is.

    Our guide, Timothy Halwood is the owner of Twin Trail Scenic Tours. Tim doesn't have a website as yet however Ken and I are attempting to help him out; in the mean time he can be reached at (928)349-5560 and email (yes we know it's long and we told him as much) [email protected].

    Tim has a great sense of humor and know how to work with photographers (he had to since he put up with Ken and myself)




    Just be fore a attempted to run Ken over...





    Don
    Don Libby
    Iron Creek Photography
    Blog
    Tucson AZ

  2. #2
    Member Clawery's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Atlanta
    Posts
    125
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Inside Canyon de Chelly

    Has Sandy seen these photos yet?

    Chris Lawery (e-mail Me)
    __________________
    Sales Manager, Capture Integration
    Phase One, Canon, Apple, Profoto, Eizo & More
    National: 877.217.9870 | Cell: 404.234.5195
    Newsletter: Read Latest or Sign Up

  3. #3
    Senior Member kdphotography's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Carmel/Tucson
    Posts
    2,355
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Inside Canyon de Chelly

    I think Don photoshopped out his sh*t-eating grin on the second and fourth photos....thankfully I was wearing gore-tex....


  4. #4
    Sr. Administrator Jack's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Los Altos, CA
    Posts
    10,486
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    1031

    Re: Inside Canyon de Chelly

    Don,

    It amazes how much we have in common... But your gear always seems a little bit newer and a little bit bigger -- even when it comes to our sidekicks!

    Anyway, here is my Jeep. I built it up, installed axels from a wrecked Rubi, air-lockers and all, lifted, modified suspension, modified the transfer case for 4:1 low range and to allow 2WD Low, and modified the Rubi air locks so I can turn them on independently and keep them on regardless of speed, added sturdier bumpers, rock guards and a roll cage since mine's a soft-top:

    Jack
    home: www.getdpi.com

    "Perfection is not attainable. But if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence."

  5. #5
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    Terry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    New York City
    Posts
    6,955
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    1145

    Re: Inside Canyon de Chelly

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Flesher View Post
    Don,

    It amazes how much we have in common... But your gear always seems a little bit newer and a little bit bigger -- even when it comes to our sidekicks!

    Anyway, here is my Jeep. I built it up, installed axels from a wrecked Rubi, air-lockers and all, lifted, modified suspension, modified the transfer case for 4:1 low range and to allow 2WD Low, and modified the Rubi air locks so I can turn them on independently and keep them on regardless of speed, added sturdier bumpers, rock guards and a roll cage since mine's a soft-top:
    I guess it's not meant for cruising the 101

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    1,513
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Inside Canyon de Chelly

    Quote Originally Posted by TEBnewyork View Post
    I guess it's not meant for cruising the 101
    Maybe after an earthquake or mudslide? Oops....not many mudslides on 101 are there....

    LJ

  7. #7
    Senior Member Lars's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Sunnyvale, California
    Posts
    1,811
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    19

    Re: Inside Canyon de Chelly

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Flesher View Post
    Anyway, here is my Jeep.
    Too clean What, no snorkel? Aussie carwashes below (Gibb River Road, WA).

    (At another crossing I actually had waves across the hood of the Troopy and up the windshield. Made me a bit nervous, to put it mildly.)
    Monochrome: http://mochro.com

  8. #8
    Sr. Administrator Jack's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Los Altos, CA
    Posts
    10,486
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    1031

    Re: Inside Canyon de Chelly

    Quote Originally Posted by TEBnewyork View Post
    I guess it's not meant for cruising the 101
    Actually, it cruises along quite nicely at 65 - 70... But you can't hear the stereo
    Jack
    home: www.getdpi.com

    "Perfection is not attainable. But if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence."

  9. #9
    Sr. Administrator Jack's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Los Altos, CA
    Posts
    10,486
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    1031

    Re: Inside Canyon de Chelly

    Quote Originally Posted by Lars Vinberg View Post
    What, no snorkel?
    Actually Lars, I've considered a snorkel! In fact, they make kits for the Jeep and I've I've already routed all the breather hoses up under the hood and have them ready to thread into the snorkel's air-box if/when I do it. The bigger issue with a snorkel is it lowers gas mileage, and when gas went up, I shelved the project. However in heavy dust or deep water crossings, a snorkel is the only viable solution.

    Jack
    home: www.getdpi.com

    "Perfection is not attainable. But if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence."

  10. #10
    Workshop Member frontosa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    California
    Posts
    103
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    164

    Re: Inside Canyon de Chelly

    Hi Don:

    Were you in Moab this weekend with all the other Jeep afficionados? This was the 3rd time I made the mistake to visiting Moab during Easter. Mistake because Arches and Canyonlands tend to be crowded. The town is full of Jeeps. Motel rooms are hard to come by. I learned this is an annual get together. Due to the poor economy, only about 1000 Jeeps were expected.

    It sure is good for Moab's economy. Leaving Moab early thursday morning, I was behind a caravan of 28+ or so Jeeps on their way to the south entrance of Canyonlands.

    Gerry

  11. #11
    Super Duper
    Senior Member

    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    32 31' 37.06" N, 111 6' 0.9" W
    Posts
    4,333
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Inside Canyon de Chelly

    Jack,

    You're right we do have more in common; I remember a previous conversation on another type of shooting...

    Don't know how new or bigger my sidekick is vs yours but I'd think at least six States would made it against the law for the four of us to be all in one place!

    Sweet looking jeep! I couldn't help but think of several modifications I wanted to do as we were making the water crossings (some were over a foot deep) we had water splash up and over the windshield several times. We attempted to get to Spider Rock but the crossing was too bad; 45 degree angle, fast flowing water, very soft sand...went in with 4-wheel low and lockers but just couldn't get a footing.

    We're stopping by here in August on our way home from Monument Valley when it'll be dryer.

    Oh and to answer Chris's question - yes Sandy has seen the photos; she hasn't seen the videos yet.

    Lars,

    Looking good my friend! I've always thought 4x4's look much better a little dirty.

    The jeep is clean now having gone through a quarter car wash and sitting in the driveway during the rain today.


    Don
    Don Libby
    Iron Creek Photography
    Blog
    Tucson AZ

  12. #12
    Super Duper
    Senior Member

    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    32 31' 37.06" N, 111 6' 0.9" W
    Posts
    4,333
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Inside Canyon de Chelly

    Quote Originally Posted by frontosa View Post
    Hi Don:

    Were you in Moab this weekend with all the other Jeep afficionados? This was the 3rd time I made the mistake to visiting Moab during Easter. Mistake because Arches and Canyonlands tend to be crowded. The town is full of Jeeps. Motel rooms are hard to come by. I learned this is an annual get together. Due to the poor economy, only about 1000 Jeeps were expected.

    It sure is good for Moab's economy. Leaving Moab early thursday morning, I was behind a caravan of 28+ or so Jeeps on their way to the south entrance of Canyonlands.

    Gerry
    Gerry

    No I didn't make it into Moab this trip. The Moab Easter Jeep thing is an annual thing that brings too many people there for any serious landscape work to be done; closest I got was Chinle AZ.

    Don
    Don Libby
    Iron Creek Photography
    Blog
    Tucson AZ

  13. #13
    Super Duper
    Senior Member

    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    32 31' 37.06" N, 111 6' 0.9" W
    Posts
    4,333
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Inside Canyon de Chelly

    Just wanted to add a couple images from Canyon de Chelly trip


    Sunset shot at Spider Rock overlook


    No Ken didn't trip and I didn't push him!


    I overslept waiting for the sunrise:sleep006:

    Don
    Don Libby
    Iron Creek Photography
    Blog
    Tucson AZ

  14. #14
    Sr. Administrator Jack's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Los Altos, CA
    Posts
    10,486
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    1031

    Re: Inside Canyon de Chelly

    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Creek View Post
    but I'd think at least six States would made it against the law for the four of us to be all in one place!
    Well for sure we'd have a tough time getting our meals or drinks finished before being asked to leave

    PS: My sidekick is smarter than yours though
    Jack
    home: www.getdpi.com

    "Perfection is not attainable. But if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence."

  15. #15
    Senior Member stephengilbert's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Santa Monica, CA
    Posts
    2,275
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    2

    Re: Inside Canyon de Chelly

    So Don is above the maximum height for the three section Gitzos, while Ken is not. We get to carry and use the smaller and lighter gear, so I guess there's an upside to being of "normal stature."

  16. #16
    Workshop Member MikeScecina's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Albuquerque, NM
    Posts
    103
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    21

    Re: Inside Canyon de Chelly

    Beautiful rig, Jack.

  17. #17
    Administrator, Instructor Guy Mancuso's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    23,623
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    2555

    Re: Inside Canyon de Chelly

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Flesher View Post
    Well for sure we'd have a tough time getting our meals or drinks finished before being asked to leave

    PS: My sidekick is smarter than yours though
    That must be me
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

    www.guymancusophotography.com

  18. #18
    Administrator, Instructor Guy Mancuso's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    23,623
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    2555

    Re: Inside Canyon de Chelly

    Quote Originally Posted by stephengilbert View Post
    So Don is above the maximum height for the three section Gitzos, while Ken is not. We get to carry and use the smaller and lighter gear, so I guess there's an upside to being of "normal stature."
    The NORMAL people can handle the wind better. We just hide under the tall trees
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

    www.guymancusophotography.com

  19. #19
    Super Duper
    Senior Member

    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    32 31' 37.06" N, 111 6' 0.9" W
    Posts
    4,333
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Inside Canyon de Chelly

    I've never been noted for being normal - just ask my wife or the 2 ex-wife's
    Don Libby
    Iron Creek Photography
    Blog
    Tucson AZ

  20. #20
    Senior Member kdphotography's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Carmel/Tucson
    Posts
    2,355
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Inside Canyon de Chelly

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    That must be me
    You know that's gotta be you Guy!

    In that first shot Don just added----we're all set up to shoot at Spider at Canyon de Chelley, including having the P65+......and Don catches me there shooting with my G-9......

  21. #21
    Administrator, Instructor Guy Mancuso's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    23,623
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    2555

    Re: Inside Canyon de Chelly

    Yea I know that feeling that tall tree of mine that provides my shade does the same crap to me takes pictures of me that are not fit for human viewing. They just like picking on us little guys Ken, will show them who can duck under a rock faster. LOL

    I think Jack is right though 4 of us in a restaurant or bar may not last to long. Not many would be able to enjoy our fun
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

    www.guymancusophotography.com

  22. #22
    Administrator, Instructor Guy Mancuso's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    23,623
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    2555

    Re: Inside Canyon de Chelly

    I think you and Jack need a road trip over to Arizona and Don and I can take you down to Bisbee and parts unknown.
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

    www.guymancusophotography.com

  23. #23
    Sr. Administrator Jack's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Los Altos, CA
    Posts
    10,486
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    1031

    Re: Inside Canyon de Chelly

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeScecina View Post
    Beautiful rig, Jack.
    Thanks Mike! However, remember I've seen yours too and it is pretty dang sweet. Heck, I might even trade you straight!
    Jack
    home: www.getdpi.com

    "Perfection is not attainable. But if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence."

  24. #24
    Sr. Administrator Jack's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Los Altos, CA
    Posts
    10,486
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    1031

    Re: Inside Canyon de Chelly

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    I think you and Jack need a road trip over to Arizona and Don and I can take you down to Bisbee and parts unknown.

    I'm already there! Checking flights now...
    Jack
    home: www.getdpi.com

    "Perfection is not attainable. But if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence."

  25. #25
    Super Duper
    Senior Member

    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    32 31' 37.06" N, 111 6' 0.9" W
    Posts
    4,333
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Inside Canyon de Chelly

    Jack, I think it funny that Guy is suggesting Bisbee; there's no level ground in or around Bisbee so I guess if he and Ken stand uphill they might be close to being eye level with us.

    The Jeep is gassed up and standing ready...

    Don
    Don Libby
    Iron Creek Photography
    Blog
    Tucson AZ

  26. #26
    Administrator, Instructor Guy Mancuso's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    23,623
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    2555

    Re: Inside Canyon de Chelly

    That is why I am the smart one around here. LOL

    I got all the angles figured out. Actually NOW is a great time for Saguaro National Monument and Picacho Peak for the wildflowers, than head south.
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

    www.guymancusophotography.com

  27. #27
    Super Duper
    Senior Member

    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    32 31' 37.06" N, 111 6' 0.9" W
    Posts
    4,333
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Inside Canyon de Chelly

    The local news has said that Picacho Peak might not do well this year since it was warmer earlier this year then went cold not warming back up; it's got the buds all confused.

    Saguaro National Monument sounds good, as well as a the area in and around Oracle and San Manual as both have great stands of Saguaros (plus they're in my back yard).

    Don
    Don Libby
    Iron Creek Photography
    Blog
    Tucson AZ

  28. #28
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    California/Thailand
    Posts
    1,206
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Inside Canyon de Chelly

    So it's settled! Everyone on GetDPI is stayin' at Don's!

    Sounds great! Thanks Don! Should we bring anything? Maybe some snacks?


  29. #29
    Super Duper
    Senior Member

    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    32 31' 37.06" N, 111 6' 0.9" W
    Posts
    4,333
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Inside Canyon de Chelly

    No problem! Sandy says come on out.

    The house may not look like much on the outside but it is cozy (just ask Ken)



    Don Libby
    Iron Creek Photography
    Blog
    Tucson AZ

  30. #30
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    California/Thailand
    Posts
    1,206
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Inside Canyon de Chelly

    Hey, that's perfect! Starry skies over head an' everthin'.

  31. #31
    Senior Member kdphotography's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Carmel/Tucson
    Posts
    2,355
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Inside Canyon de Chelly

    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Creek View Post
    No problem! Sandy says come on out.

    The house may not look like much on the outside but it is cozy (just ask Ken)



    You can tell in that photo, Guy and I would be in the right wing of the house; The left wing of the house is already prepared for plenty of headroom for Jack and Don....


Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •