We have been to Sedona a few times, but this is the first time we stayed over. Thus, enabling us to photograph sunrise, sunset and hopefully, shoot for the stars. We arrived late in the afternoon. This provided just enough time to check into the B&B and eat dinner before we needed to be at our sunset shoot location. Right near our B&B was an upscale pizza place named, “Pisa Lisa.” They even had a gluten free option. Being a pizza snob (Long Island and New Haven pizza is some of the best in the world) we settled in, ready to be disappointed. Although a little pricey (and what isn’n in Sedona), the pizza was quite good with a very thin crust, nice sauce and good buffalo mozzarella. We recommend it to future travelers to Sedona.
Anyway, onto the photography. We chose a less traveled location to shoot a Sedona landscape, looking for interesting red rock formations. The red of the rocks never quite materialized, but we lucked out with nice cloud formations.
For our sunrise shoot we chose the top of a small mountain with very nice views of the city and its mountains. The sunrise was meh. The rocks never glowed red and the sky was devoid of clouds. So, we focussed on other surroundings:
Our second planned sunset and star shoot got rained out and a lightning storm rode into town. After a week of early mornings and late nights, we were actually grateful for a night off and a evening of rest to complete our our photo vacation. We traveled to Las Vegas, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, and Sedona. Time to head home and sift through our thousand or so photo images. Other than it being hot (100+ degrees), the weather treated us well.
Thanks for following along and remember, its all about the light!