Red Rocks in Abundance – Excerpts From a Photo Shoot

If you have been following my blog, you have seen two excerpts from a photo shoot I did in Jerome, Arizona (Classic Car & Vacant Building). On that same day, we continued our journey over to Sedona, Arizona. Sedona is famous for many things, (arts, energy vortexes and nature’s beauty). I love the area for all of the natural red rock outcroppings. They truly are a photographers opportunity for some incredible photographs. Today, I have attached 5 shots from that outing.

Red Rock 1

Red Rock 1

What I liked about this shot was the three distinct depths to the capture. The foreground and the background do a great job framing the focal point of the towers of rock outcropping. I love the lighting with the shadows accenting the shapes of the rock structures. The amount of detail in each of the depths pulls your eye into the frame to study it more closely.

Red Rock 2

Red Rock 2

This is a more difficult shot as the bulk of the rock face is in the shadows. If my goal was to get the best shot possible of this particular rock formation, I would want to wait until the sunlight hit it differently. Since that wasn’t my goal and I only had a limited time in the area, I still think this came out as an interesting shot.

Red Rock 3

Red Rock 3

I love the color and detail of this one. You can see the different shades of white and red in the many layers of strata and the sunlight was perfect to highlight the marks of erosion on this rock face.

Red Rock 4

Red Rock 4

The beauty of the area is incredible as this shot attests to. The lighting for this was perfect as the shadows highlight the variation in structure and shape of the rock formations.

Red Rock 5

Red Rock 5

This final shot reminds me of a dome shaped building. I love the detail of the features against that deep blue sky.

So that’s an excerpt from that particular photo shoot in the Sedona area. Thoughts?

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20 thoughts on “Red Rocks in Abundance – Excerpts From a Photo Shoot

  1. lorriebowden

    Love the photos Kirt! I thought Sedona was amazing when I visited. I climbed (with my dog!) one of the vortexes and realized when it was time to go down that I had a little problem with heights!! 🙂 I also had a very spiritual experience around the north rim of the Grand Canyon. Here is link if you are interested in reading about it 🙂

    My Sacred Grounds
    http://wp.me/p4gVR6-e4

    Thanks Kirt ❤

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  2. MichelleMarie

    Beautiful photos! I like how you can see the layers in the rocks!
    When I went to college in Arizona I hiked to the top of the Superstition Mountains!
    I think I mentioned my Aunt is. Snow bird and Winters in Apache Junction! I love that part of the country!
    My cousin lives in Snowflake! 😄

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    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      Years ago, my wife’s Dad and his wife were snow birds in Apache Junction. They ended up buying a house in Mesa and moved here permanently. For about 20 years we would drive over here from San Diego as our kids were growing up. There is some really beautiful areas of Arizona. Actually hadn’t thought we would end up here, but one never knows where life is going to take you! Thanks for the compliment on the photos and you have given me a great hiking idea!! Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Jackie Saulmon Ramirez

    I think I saw John Wayne’s spirit floating among the rocks. 🙂 Seriously, though, these are beautiful.

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