Photo Of The Week: Southwest Ridge | Sedona
Photo Of The Week: Southwest Ridge | Sedona, Arizona
I have traveled to over 20 countries and I can honestly say there is no place quite like Sedona in Arizona. It is as harsh as it is beautiful and keeps drawing me back. I first visited this high desert location in early 2012 and only had time to drive through. I remember just how awestruck I was at the sheer size and majesty of the place. I promised myself that I would go back someday and photograph the area. I am happy that on my last visit to the United States of America this promise became a reality.
Chasing The Cold Weather In Sedona
Southwest Ridge was photographed on a cold winter’s day in early January 2016. It was cold and raining but that did not deter me at all. I had traveled a long way and I was prepared to make lemonade out of lemons. It didn’t take long for me to realise that Sedona would look good in any kind of weather.
The dark cloudy skies added drama to a normally sunny and colourful landscape. My husband James and I headed over to the eastern side of the town and ventured out on one of the walking tracks. We had this amazing view and I found myself overwhelmed with excitement at being able to compose and capture these amazing ridges and buttes.
It was so big and vast that I decided to zoom in a little and focus on specific areas. I had to use my tripod as the light was really low and I needed to use a low ISO and shutter speed. I have listed the camera settings I used to capture Southwest Ridge below. I have also listed the camera gear I was using when I took the image. I have included links to the gear so you can learn more about them and read reviews.
Camera Gear & Settings
ISO: 100 Focal Length: 100mm Aperature: f/16 Shutter Speed: 1/10 sec