Horseshoe Bend near Page, Arizona

I drove from Monument Valley to Page, Arizona and spent the next three days hiking to Horseshoe Bend at different times of the day to try to get an optimal shot. It was a lot of fun, frustrating and ultimately exhilarating when I finally got a couple of shots. The weather changed from blizzard conditions to high 60 degrees, from calm to 30 mile-an-hour winds. My brother, photographer David Robinson had been up to Horseshoe Bend a couple of weeks before and gave me some good tips. No matter how many photographs you’ve seen of this place nothing can prepare you for the sheer majesty of the view. It is fairly easy to ignore the selfie-taking tourists who venture close to the edge and find a spot to set up your tripod and wait for the weather to change. I had rain clouds and sunny days, boats on the water below, blue sky and occasional shafts of light down in the canyon that were stunning. Patience is the name of the game here. I hope you enjoy a few of my experiments at Horseshoe Bend. They were shot on my Nikon D810 using my 14-24mm and my 17-35mm. I used a Lucroit 10-stop filter on the 14-24mm to blur the motion of the water and a B+W circular polarizer on my 17-35mm to reduce the reflections on the Colorado River.

Horseshoe Bend, Page, Arizona

Boat Rounds Horseshoe Bend, Page, Arizona

Horseshoe Bend, Page, Arizona

Horseshoe Bend, Page, Arizona

Horseshoe Bend, Page, Arizona

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2 Responses to Horseshoe Bend near Page, Arizona

  1. Cristine says:

    Beautiful shots of a fascinating place – I’m very taken with the oblique lines on the face of that ‘rock’. Great character. Nature is amazing.

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