Ready or not . . .

My friend, Joan, is staying with us, and we are having so much fun introducing her to Arizona. Saturday was spent touring Prescott- and shopping- and Sunday was the anticipated trip to Sedona and Jerome.  I packed my camera bag with three lenses and an extra battery and planned to try some detail shots of the area, as I had photographed the places we were visiting several times. I had picked up a free Sedona guide at the airport, so was planning to bring that as well as the Arizona Highways photography guide I had recently purchased.  I was READY!

As we drove into Sedona, I looked down at my feet and saw that yes indeed I had brought the guidebooks- but where was my camera? The answer became clear that I had left my camera bag on the kitchen counter. Oh. My. God.

So it became obvious that any pictures I might take would have to be shot with my iPhone.  I relaxed, because I already have photos of Sedona.  But when we pulled into our first stop, the Chapel of the Holy Cross, I noticed something that had been missing on our previous trips to Sedona- CLOUDS! Big billowy CLOUDS! And there was a moon- kind of taunting me up there. Darn.

So today’s post is all iPhone photos- including some Lensbaby shots, because at least I had that in my purse.

Here’s the view of Cathedral Rock from outside the chapel (notice the clouds. . .).

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The chapel is awe-inspiring. After sitting quietly for awhile, I put the Lensbaby on the iPhone and tried some creative photography inside.

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Afterward, I snapped another view of Cathedral Rock, before we went into town for lunch and some shopping.

Photo Aug 17- 11 13 23 AMDespite the camera fiasco, we had a wonderful time!

4 responses

  1. Susan

    Nice shots with your iPhone. I am bringing disposable waterproof Kodak cameras to photograph Amelia at Discovery Cove in Florida. Bet they don’t turn out that great😄

    August 18, 2014 at 5:57 am

  2. Love those Lensbaby shots. Very creative.

    August 18, 2014 at 6:02 am

  3. Ahhh, I am sure you were disappointed. It is always a turn lemons into lemonade which you did, The inside the chapel are great as well as the mountains with the CLOUDS. I know I always wish I could be there in snow and a storm but then I would have to drive there and no I don’t want to do that. Have a great time with your friend.

    August 18, 2014 at 6:08 am

  4. Debbie

    Those red rocks are shot perfectly! Beautiful!

    August 27, 2014 at 10:23 am

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