Before I set off on my North Atlantic trip last year, I entered some prints and digital images in the Australian Photographic Society Interstate Competition. To my great surprise, when I returned I found I had been awarded overall best image and won a Photographic trip for two to New York, sponsored by UDesign Photo Tours. I swapped that (with some adjustment) for Southwest Canyonlands and went on the trip with my partner Jools (or Julie). This is the image that won me the trip:
Here is the itinerary, with links to completed posts:
19 October Fly from Canberra to Las Vegas, Nevada.
20 October Helicopter ride over Hoover Dam, Colorado River and Grand Canyon West. Back to Las Vegas. Neon Graveyard Museum at night.
- Grand Canyon by Helicopter
- Grand Canyon by Helicopter (IR)
- Grand Canyon by Helicopter (Mono)
- Hoover Dam
- Neon Graveyard
- Las Vegas by Night
21 October Zion National Park (staying at Springdale, Utah).
22 October Zion National Park
23 October Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park (staying at Tropic, Utah).
24 October Bryce Canyon National Park to Capitol Reef National Park (staying in Torrey, Utah or Hanksville, Utah).
25 October Factory Butte to Arches National Park (staying in Moab, Utah).
26 October Canyonlands National Park and Arches National Park.
27 October From Moab via Newspaper Rock petroglyph site to Monument Valley (staying in Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park).
28 October Monument Valley to Page Arizona.
29 October Antelope Canyon to Grand Canyon. (Jools leaves for a conference in Orlando, Florida)
30 to 31 October South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.
- Grand Canyon Sunrise
- Grand Canyon Walk
- Grand Canyon Sunset
- Grand Canyon (IR)
- Grand Canyon Monochromes
1 November Grand Canyon National Park to Flagstaff Arizona. I pick up rental car from airport and drive to Phoenix Arizona via Sedona.
2 November Fly Phoenix Arizona to New Orleans (and meet up with Jools at the airport) 2 November to 12 November New Orleans
- Royal St
- Besthoff Sculpture Garden
- Mem Shannon
- Marigny to Audubon
- Houses of the French Quarter
- Troy Turner
- Ed Wills and Blues 4 Sale
- Jeff Chaz
- Another Day in Paradise
- NOMA – New Orleans Museum of Art
- New Orleans Botanical Garden
- Dukes of Dixieland
- Some Further New Orleans Bands
- Willie Lockett & the Blues Crewe
- Interstellar Transmissions
- Garden District
- Smoky Grenwell Band and Pentones
- St Louis Cemetery No 1
- Bourbon Street, Saturday night
- Louisiana Music Museum (Old New Orleans Mint)
- Algiers Point
- Arts District
- G String Orchestra
- Marigny Cars & Drain Covers
- In the Bayou
- Louisiana Bayou IR 1
- Bayou Village
- Louisiana Bayou IR 2
- Street Monos 1
- Street Monos 2
- Live Music Monos 1
- Live Music Monos 2
- Bayou Monos
- Queen Mary
12 November Return flight to Canberra, arriving 14 November due to time zone curiosities.
Here is the Canyonlands route, from Las Vegas to Phoenix (click for larger size)
. According to my usual method, I made some temporary posts during the trip, essentially images only.