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Five Shots: Fay Canyon under the Snow

There’s nothing better than a hike in the desert snow. How about that blue sky and pristine white? Here are five shots of Fay Canyon, outside of Sedona, Arizona on New Year’s Day.






Which shot of Fay Canyon do you like best?

38 thoughts on “Five Shots: Fay Canyon under the Snow”

    1. Hi Allen, thanks! It takes a couple hours to climb up into the rocky points. There are caves and places to sit to see the canyons before you. Really special to see snow tipping the reds. People here haven’t seen accumulations like this (6-17 inch) in decades. Gotta be a good omen for 2015, this beauty, yes?

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    1. Thanks, Abbi. I agree–there’s no manipulation of the camera–it’s truly like standing in a post card. Hope you and Mr. O get a chance to visit Sedona/AZ to see it for yourself someday. The pictures don’t do the real thing justice.


  1. Wow, these are absolutely beautiful. My whole family enjoyed them and three of us voted for picture number two. My wife chose number one. But we all wish we could go there!


    1. Cheers to the whole family, Keith πŸ˜‰
      I’ve been here for 2.5 years. I still feel like a tourist which makes living here enjoyable and I refuse to take this adventure for granted. It’s a contrary, awesome state. When snow comes, it’s a rare gift and you better get yourself out there and snap some shots if you like photography like me. I hope if you and your family does the AZ trip, you ought to try spring break. The weather is perfect. What fun it would be to watch a film! If your family is outdoorsy, you’d be in 7th Heaven. πŸ˜‰

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  2. Whoah! Another awesome and freaky collection here. I’d LOVE to see this in person, how cool that you got to capture this unusual view. Thanks for sharing Cindy!


  3. What glorious photographs, Cindy. The contrast of colors is splendid. And I’m sooo hankering snow at the moment. We’ve had next to nothing, so I’m living vicariously through others.
    My favorite? Probably number one, although number two with the clear evidence of lush snow on the ground is a close contender.
    Happy New Year to you!


    1. Thanks, Shelley. I love the pastel blue color of winter when the snow fell, the world was bright and pure. Then the AZ sun turned the sky brilliant blue and the Sedona looked like a multi-layered cake with icing.


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