NWA742 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (8 years 4 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1207 times:
I'm sure many of you noticed , but I've been gone for over a month.
This past holiday season was extremely busy for me with a move and many other things. I decided to get away from all the work last week, and took a road trip with my father from Texas to Arizona to see the Grand Canyon again.
We left Austin on Sunday the 7th, got back in town last Thursday. We stayed in Amarillo with family while coming and going, and in Flagstaff while in Arizona.
I40 was fine most of the way, we fought construction west of Amarillo, ice east of ABQ, and construction west of ABQ. Winslow Arizona is an I40 mess as well. However, cruising constantly around 85-90mph with packs of speeders helped make up for the time loss (sorry ANC )
I guess it's time for some of the pics:
Entering NM - always an interesting and beautiful state (maybe not this part)
Westbound I40 - notice the snow in the distance
Saw many wrecks, including this one. People need to learn to take it easy on snow/ice.
The famous Clines Corners, NM
Entering the great Grand Canyon State
Just outside Flagstaff
I took about 300 pictures at the canyon, so I just picked a few.
Driving north from Flagstaff
Entering the park
We also took a tour plane with Grand Canyon Airlines, look for a trip report in the coming week with pics and vids.
All in all it was an excellent site seeing trip, and now it feels good to be back home and online.
DavestanKSAN From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 1678 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1165 times:
Quoting NWA742 (Reply 4): It's a Fujifilm S5200. So far it's been a fantastic camera for the $240 I paid for it. I'm not quite up for an SLR yet, I think I need to learn more before buying one, but that's next on my list.
Oh nice. I used to have a Fujifilm S5000 (well I still have it) before I got my first DSLR (Nikon D-80) and I loved it. But yeah you should try to get one, it's amazing how fast you learn about photography with one because there's so many different settings to mess around with. Although it is good to research before you buy one as they are quite an investment.
But once you get one, you'll see photography in a whole different way. I mean I love my S5000 and it took great shots, but you just have so much more control over an SLR.
Nevertheless, some really nice shots you took.
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NWA742 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1159 times:
Quoting DavestanKSAN (Reply 5): But once you get one, you'll see photography in a whole different way. I mean I love my S5000 and it took great shots, but you just have so much more control over an SLR.
Yeah I'm really looking forward to getting one. May not be too long either, I keep seeing good deals on them.
Yeah we entered on the South Rim and basically drove east on 64/East Rim Road until we went out of the park.
Quoting Vikkyvik (Reply 7): Sweetness. I'll actually be out in Vegas next weekend, and I'm taking one of those airplane tours that goes to the Hoover Dam and Grand Canyon, among other sites. Sounds like a fun flight.