No matter where you are and no matter what you are shooting, if you can and no matter how boring it may appear, if you have time,try spending an entire day in one spot.That’s not an easy thing to do as it is tempting to move on after a couple of hours as you think nothing is going to happen. This shot which was taken at Canyon De Chelly which is a stunning area and the highlight of this area for me was Spider Rock as seen in this picture. I drove such a long distance to see this place and I was not disappointed. It exceeded my expectations and it was here that I spent the entire day in one spot. I didn’t move!!! Yes and I mean I didn’t. I knew I was going to do this and where I was , was close to a path where the general public ventured and where i was , it was just a 5 minute walk back to the car park.
I had taken with me plenty of water as the day was very warm and I didn’t want to leave all of my gear there on its own as one never knows with people if they are not going to be tempted to take your gear. In my experience in traveling, the keen traveler, the ones that are in your situation are to be trusted as they know what it is like to be in these situations where you might have to leave your gear on your own.98% of the people that you come across in your travels are awesome.
So I also took several empty plastic bottles and these were for peeing in which i did!!! Shock horror and I took these bottles out with me . This is something I do on a regular basis when I’m out and about traveling.
I stayed in this one area for for almost 8 hours and I will show you a series of pics which were all taken on the same day. It was extremely hot but in that time, I had awesomeskies, rain, thunder, lightning which gave me some of the most awesome shots that I could have wished for, and this was a result of just sitting there. I wonder how many people could sit in one spot for 8 hours with their cameras just waiting. I had no one to talk to but that didn’t matter as I had so much to take in and that was the really good thing in being in the one spot for 8 hours, I could take it all in, Nothing was a rushed and Spider Rock was the highlight of this park. I would love to go back there in winter one day. I hope you enjoy my 8 hours spent in this one spot. This is not the first time I have done this, nor will it be the last time and the end result, speaks for itself 🙂