PHOTOGRAPHING THE SOUTHWEST - VOL. 2
A Guide to the Natural Landmarks of Arizona & New Mexico

TABLE OF CONTENTS

PREFACE by Tom Till
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 4
ABOUT THIS BOOK 5
 
Chapter 1
INTRODUCTION TO THE SOUTHWEST 11
A BIT OF GEOLOGY 12
Introduction 12
The Grand Staircase 12
Sedimentary Layers 13
Other Tectonic Phenomena 15
Rivers 15
Mountains 17
Deserts 17
FLORA AND FAUNA 18
A BIT OF HISTORY 19
Ancient History 19
Archeological Sites Etiquette 21
Recent History 21
WHEN TO VISIT 22
 
Chapter 2
SOME PHOTOGRAPHIC ADVICE 25
Introduction 26
Film vs. Digital 26
The Middle Way 27
Prints vs. Slides 28
Lab Prints vs. Inkjets 29
What to take on your Trip 29
Photographing Slot Canyons 33
Photographing Dunes and Lava Beds 34
Photographing Scenics including close Subjects 36
Photographing Rock Art 37
More on Exposure 38
Some Advice on Composition 38
A few non-technical Tips 40
Photographing in National Parks 41

Chapter 3
GRAND CANYON - NORTH RIM 43
Grand Canyon 43
Bright Angel Point 44
Point Imperial, Vista Encantada and Roosevelt Point 46
Cape Royal 46
Toroweap 47
Deer Creek/Thunder River Trails 48
 
Chapter 4
GRAND CANYON - SOUTH RIM 51
The Desert View road 53
Yaki Point 53
Mather Point 54
Yavapai Point 54
Hopi Point & Hermit's Rest Road 54
Into the Canyon 55
Floating the Canyon 57
 
Chapter 5
HAVASUPAI 59
Havasupai 60
On Route 66 64
 
Chapter 6
CENTRAL ARIZONA 65
Sunset Crater 66
Wupatki 67
Walnut Canyon 69
Grand Falls 70
Tuzigoot 71
Granite Dells 73
Montezuma Castle & Well 73
Little Painted Desert 74
Petrified Forest Nat'l Park 76
 
Chapter 7
AROUND SEDONA 79
Introduction to Sedona 80
In Sedona 82
Cathedral Rock 83
Munds Mountain 84
Oak Creek Canyon 87
Red Rock &endash; Secret Mountain 90
Sycamore Canyon 94
 
Chapter 8
SOUTHERN ARIZONA 95
The Apache Trail 96
The Superstition Mountains 97
Tonto Nat'l Monument 98
Casa Grande Nat'l Monument 100
Picacho Peak 101
Organ Pipe Cactus Nat'l Monument 102
Saguaro Nat'l Park &endash; West District 104
Saguaro Nat'l Park &endash; Rincon District 106
Chiricahua Nat'l Monument 108
 
Chapter 9
SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO 111
White Sands Nat'l Monument 112
City of Rocks 115
Gila Cliff Dwellings 116
Guadalupe Mountains Nat'l Park 118
Carlsbad Caverns Nat'l Park 120
 
Chapter 10
AROUND SANTA FE 121
Abiquiu 122
Bandelier Nat'l Monument 123
Tent Rocks 127
Coronado State Monument 128
Petroglyph Nat'l Monument 128
Acoma Pueblo 130
The Turquoise Trail 131
Pecos Nat'l Historical Park 132
The High Road to Taos 133
Taos Pueblo 135
 
Chapter 11
NORTHWESTERN NEW MEXICO 137
Aztec Ruins 138
Shiprock (Tsé Bit' A'í) 139
The Bisti Badlands 141
Chaco Canyon 144
El Morro 146
El Malpais 148
 
Chapter 12
AROUND CANYON DE CHELLY 151
Introduction to Canyon de Chelly Nat'l Monument 152
The South Fork 154
Canyon del Muerto 156
The Lukachukai Mountains 156
Window Rock (Tseghahoodzani) 158
 
Chapter 13
MONUMENT VALLEY 159
The Valley Drive 160
Tear Drop Arch 164
Mystery Valley 165
Hunt's Mesa 165
 
Chapter 14
AROUND BLACK MESA 167
Agathla Peak 168
Church Rock 168
Navajo NM - Betatakin 169
Navajo Nat'l Monument - Keet Seel 171
Coal Mine Canyon (Honooji) 174
The Hopi Villages 175
Little Colorado River viewpoints 176
 
Chapter 15
AROUND PAGE 178
Introduction to Antelope Canyon 179
Upper Antelope Canyon (Tse Bighanilini') 181
Lower Antelope Canyon (Hasdeztwazi) 182
Horseshoe Bend 184
Water Holes Slot Canyon 185
Marble Canyon and Lee's Ferry 187
Alstrom Point 187
Rainbow Bridge 189
 
Chapter 16
AROUND THE WAVE 191
Paria Canyon 192
Wire Pass - Buckskin Gulch 192
The Coyote Buttes & The Wave 195
The Teepees 201
 
APPENDIX 203
A Glossary of not-so-obvious Terminology 203
Maps 206
Selected Bibliography - Guidebooks 207
Selected Bibliography - Other Recommended Reading 208
On the Go Resources 209
 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR 211
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indes 213

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