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Indian Country, November 2009
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Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Today the group rose before the dawn and rode from Phoenix, Arizona to Monument Valley.

Pool of Death, Pre-Dawn, Phoenix, Arizona 6:33 AM.

Pool of Death, Pre-Dawn, Phoenix, Arizona 6:33 AM.

I snapped this as I walked from breakfast to my room. I set a manual white balance on the sign; it was easy to do as Steve waited for me to come pick him up and head over to the good hotel where the others stayed.

Snapped with a hand-held 2009 Canon S90, Auto ISO chose ISO 1,600, Program Auto chose f/2 at 1/15, lens at 6mm (28mm equivalent), manually set WB with some added amber.

 

Arizona Territorial Food Law, North of Phoenix, Arizona, 8:19 AM.

Arizona Territorial Food Law, North of Phoenix, Arizona, 8:19 AM.

Wow, they aren't subtle in in Arizona. If you don't belong, you're going to get shot, politely.

Snapped with a hand-held 2009 Canon S90, ISO 80, Program Auto chose f/4 at 1/500, 6mm (28mm equivalent), AWB with added amber, -2/3 exposure compensation.

 

Face of the Alien, Wupatki National Monument, Arizona, 11:29 AM.

Face of the Alien, Wupatki National Monument, Arizona, 11:29 AM.

Snapped with a hand-held 2009 Canon S90, ISO 80, Program Auto chose f/5 at 1/100, 8.6mm (40mm equivalent), some crazy red manual WB with even more added amber, -2/3 compensation.

 

Wupatki Wall, Arizona, 11:57 AM.

Wupatki Wall, Arizona, 11:57 AM.

Snapped with a hand-held 2009 Canon S90, ISO 80, I chose f/8 in A mode thus the S90 chose 1/13, lens at 6mm (28mm equivalent), crazy manual WB with even more amber, -1/3 exposure compensation.

Wupatki

Waiting for the Sky Gods, Wupatki National Monument, Arizona, 11:59 AM.

Snapped with a hand-held 2009 Canon S90, I chose f/8 in A mode thus the S90 chose 1/20, lens at 6mm (28mm equivalent), crazy manual WB with even more amber, -1/3 exposure compensation.

 

Monument Valley, Navajo Nation, 4:08 PM.

Monument Valley, Navajo Nation, 4:08 PM.

We had no light. It was overcast and it was all gray to the eye.

I made it this red by setting the White Balance to a lot of added amber (A). This is easy to do with the setting ring of the S90 whenever WB is selected. If I was paying attention, I'd have stepped much closer to the rocks in the foreground.

Snapped with a hand-held 2009 Canon S90, Program Auto chose f/3.5 at 1/80, forced ISO 80 because I knocked the rear dial, lens set to 7.5mm (35mm equivalent, )crazy manual WB with even more amber, no exposure compensation, no flash.

 

San Juan Inn, Mexican Hat, Utah, 5:49 PM.

San Juan Inn, Mexican Hat, Utah, 5:49 PM.

Wow! 1/20 hand-held, zoomed-in. Not bad!

Snapped with a hand-held 2009 Canon S90, Auto ISO chose ISO 1,000, Program Auto chose f/3.5 at 1/20, zoomed to 12.8mm (60mm equivalent), AWB with added amber, -2/3 exposure compensation.

 

Monument Valley, Navajo Nation, 4:08 PM.

San Juan Inn, Mexican Hat, Utah, 5:49 PM.

Snapped with a hand-held 2009 Canon S90, Auto ISO chose ISO 800, Program Auto chose f/2 at 1/20, 6mm (28mm equivalent), AWB with added amber, -2/3 exposure compensation.

Here's the camera-original © JPG for you to examine. (1.1 MB.) No pocket digital camera ha ever been aboe to do this at ISO 800.

 

Monument Valley, Navajo Nation, 4:08 PM.

San Juan Inn, Mexican Hat, Utah, 6:06 PM.

Snapped with a hand-held 2009 Canon S90, Auto ISO chose ISO 1,600, Program Auto chose f/2 at 1/8, lens at 6mm (28mm equivalent), AWB with added amber, no exposure compensation.

 

Monument Valley, Navajo Nation, 4:08 PM.

San Juan Inn, Mexican Hat, Utah, 6:09 PM.

Snapped with a hand-held 2009 Canon S90, Auto ISO chose SO 1,600, Program Auto chose f/2 at 1/5, 6mm (28mm equivalent), Daylight WB with added amber, no exposure compensation.

 

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