Arizona - dojulander
Light Pillar, Antelope Canyon, Navajo Reservation, Arizona:<br />
In the morning and evening when the light is usually beautiful, Antelope Canyon is very subdued.  But at noontime the canyon puts on a spectacular light show as the noonday sun creeps down the winding, twisted sandstone revealing shapes and colors which can only be found there.  The “Light Pillar” is the result of a long exposure and my two daughters, Danielle and Kellie, throwing sand into the air to create the effect.

Saguaro & Teddy-Bear Cholla, Saguaro National Park, Arizona:
Heavy spring rains brought my daughter, Kellie, and I to Saguaro National Park in hopes of finding images of wildflowers. During this adventure we found this picturesque view of saguaro and teddy-bear cholla cacti. This image is particularly memorable as we had to remove a segment of a teddy-bear cholla cactus with its barbed spines from Kellie’s hand. She was only 10 years old at the time. She was very brave and didn’t even cry. I am not sure I would have been so brave.

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