Yesterday Taylor our guide told us that the morning light is actually better, you get more contrast and more color, especially the blue color.
But the morning times are also more busy…
I tried my luck and was back at 7 am in front of the gate, together with a bunch of other people.
Fully convinced it was not going to happen, I asked if there was a spot free on one of the early tours. “yes”. YES!
Gaytor aka Buddy was the guide this time. And we were 25, not 5 this time. Yes, light is different. But the “blue” glow you don’t get like that.
You need to help your camera a bit. For my DS5200 Nikon, that means ensuring the white balance is turned on, and the “bulb” is switched on as well, including forcing the color in the color raster to blueish purple. Now we are talking. I got the pictures I wanted!
What’s great about the tour is that the guides really know about the canyon, best shots, the different camera’s and settings, including iPhones, samsungs etc. And that they take some pictures of you too. Especially handy if you’re traveling alone like I did. And my new guide pointed out also complete different views and features.
One of my co-tour members asked which one was the best, the morning or the afternoon. Honestly, I don’t know. I am so glad I did both.
Check out more pictures in the Arizona Road Trip Album.