Photography and commentary from John Fujimagari

Photography

Sedona Evening

Sedona Evening

 

Sedona was our last overnight stop on this photo trip before Phoenix and our departure for home. By this time, I was getting a little burned out. It had been two weeks of 12 to 14 hour days, either driving or shooting. I had planned to get out and about to the shoot the sights around Sedona but couldn’t put together the energy to leave the hotel room. This week’s images are a tip for the lazy photographer: Get a great hotel room and shoot from the balcony.

In the best light…


The Edge Of Twilight

The Edge Of Twilight

 

The evening light really brought out the red color in the rocks around Sedona. The vegetation absorbed the light making it look even darker than the bare rock formations that reflected the brightness.

In the best light…


Red Rock Glow

Red Rock Glow

 

Sedona is kind of a magical town, I’m sure that it’s filled with hipsters and all of the trendy people but the area itself and the landscape seem magical to me. The brilliant red rock is everywhere and no matter where you look there’s a great picture.

In the best light…


Before Moonset, Yaki Point

Before Moonset, Yaki Point

 

In order for the moon to be full, it must be on the opposite side of the earth from the sun. So, moonrise happens at sunset and moonset happens at sunrise. Two days after the full moon the moon is still in the sky when the sun is up. The sun is up high enough to reach into the canyon but hasn’t reached the Colorado River at the bottom of the gorge.

In the best light…


Morning In The Canyon

Morning In The Canyon

 

Early or late in the day is when I think the Grand Canyon looks the best. The strong cross lighting highlights the deep crevasses in the rock formations showing the textures and patterns of the strata.

In the best light…


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