This Friday I’m hosting a photograph of Canyon De Chelly in Arizona, taken by Fionn Luk.
She loves everything about the unpredictable. Whether it will be hiking to the bottom of Grand Canyon, swimming with sharks, or finishing the World’s Toughest Mudder.
She will always be there with her camera(s) in my hands, a smile on my face and butterflies in her stomach.
Picture Story: Canyon De Chelly, Arizona
This picture was taken at Canyon De Chelly in Arizona. I remembered arriving at the lookout and nobody was there. Not a single soul.
I was surrounded by these massive canyons that almost felt terrifying. During sunset, the vivid colours of the canyon made the whole scene looked surreal.
Of all the lookouts in Canyon De Chelly, I spent the most time here. The position of the sun could not have been more perfect. I was in the right place at the right time.
Photographing canyons can sometimes be difficult. It generally looks the same at every lookout. The only difference is a different angle.
When I spotted my shadow in the canyon, I instantly knew that it will become one of my favourite images because it was so different.
Shadows are a reflection of who you are. As a photographer, I always find myself looking for my shadow because I am always behind the camera.
When I incorporate a shadow into my landscape photographs, it makes me feel like I am a part of it. I have many photographs of my shadow and this is by far, my favourite.
Travelling is fun, but I also love to travel because it gives me the opportunity to discover who I am.
Travelling may be the answer to escape feelings, but it certainly does more than that. When we travel, there will be moments where we feel invincible. Those are the moments that I live for.
And this moment is definitely in the “never forget this” folder.
Check out other amazing national parks in Arizona here.
Canyon de Chelly National Monument is a vast park in northeastern Arizona, on Navajo tribal lands.
Its prominent features include Spider Rock spire, about 800-feet tall, and towering sandstone cliffs surrounding a verdant canyon.
Inhabited by several Native American peoples for millennia, the area is dotted with prehistoric rock art. The White House Ruins and Mummy Cave are remains of ancient Pueblo villages.
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