When it came time to retire my beloved Canon 5DMII, I decided to take it out for one more spectacular road trip, so I could fill its sensor with colors and textures through one last journey. It deserved a proper farewell tour, and it was time for another “road trip for cameras.”
Although it had traveled to over 50 countries with me, my 5DMII shutter had never opened upon one of the most photographed places right here in the US, the Grand Canyon.
In fact, I had not been there myself since digital cameras appeared on the scene….or iphones for that matter! With an annual National Park pass in hand, I was ready to update my digital stock, and my instagram feed, with the beautiful protected parks of the American southwest.
Arizona has so many parks, well beyond the Grand Canyon, so it made perfect sense to visit my next-door-neighbor state with camera and iphone (and family and dogs too) by car. Starting at the Grand Canyon’s South Rim, we worked our way top to bottom through the state, all the way south to Arizona’s border with Mexico.
And here are the National Parks and Monuments that we visited, as seen through the lens of my 5DMII:
Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument
Wupatki National Monument
Walnut Canyon National Monument
Painted Desert National Historic Landmark
Petrified Forest National Park
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
This post is dedicated to Jambo.