In the Canyon
As I mentioned, you can't actually go down into the canyon without a navajo guide. Luckily for us, we were staying with a very nice navajo who gave us a jeep tour for a very reasonable price. Most of my pictures from the canyon floor were with my 35mm b&w (which I get to buy and mix up my chemicals develop today because it's the first day of my last semester), but I did take my digital and my 650mm lens in order to get some awesome shots of all the pictographs and petroglyphs. I'm the only one of my group to have shots like these. And I took a lot of them, but I'm only going to show two of the more interesting ones (in my opinion).
Battle (the shields are actually drawn on with gun powder)
And just as a bonus because I love the walls of the canyon so much: Canyon Wall in b&w
Tomorrow, Utah and Arches!
More Canyon Overlooks
A few more from the Canyon overlooks, but I have two today from the highest point in the canyon, Spider Rock. Also taken while walking around the spider rock overlook were these creepy trees. I found them and the on coming storm to evoke an unsettling mood.
And a bonus, my tent mate Jenna at one of the overlooks.
Some details from de Chelley in my next post and then we're moving on to Arches! Comments, critiques and suggestions taken with open arms.
Have a great weekend Everyone!
Welcome to land of the Navajo
Unfortuntaley there's not a lot to Canyon de Chelley except the designated overlooks they provide for you. Because it is Navajo land, there aren't many hiking trails that you can take and the only way to get to the canyon floor is with a navajo guide. So sorry if these seem touristy, that's all they give you there. But I thought a few were worth sharing.
Tomorrow some more canyon overlooks... only I think they're just a bit different. And I want to thank everyone who's been leaving such nice comments on all my other posts. Keep 'em coming, any kind of comment is welcome!