Apr. 3rd, 2009

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So here are some pictures from my spring break vacation with my parents and [livejournal.com profile] datalopez. We toured Las Vegas, Hoover Dam, the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Arches National Park, Capitol Reef National Park (well, the outskirts of it) and Bryce Canyon National Park. I'm going to break these up into two posts because there are so many shots I don't want to overwhelm everyone.

In case you just want a jumping-off point, the collection which includes all of the different photosets (one for each area, more than 1000 shots total) can be found at http://www.flickr.com/photos/philcarter/collections/72157615858888578/.

Most of the pictures I'm going to stick behind a cut tag to save your friends pages, but I'm putting a few of my favorites up front here (small size) because the scenery is just so freakin' GORGEOUS. For all the pics shown here (and the ones under the cut-tag), just click on the photo to be taken to the photo's individual page, where you can view it in larger sizes if you're so inclined or read the accompanying commentary on each photo. Or, as Wil Wheaton would say, "Click to embiggen".

The volcano erupting at dusk in front of the Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas:


Caesar's Palace at night. The place is enormous.


Panorama shot of Hoover Dam, which begs to be viewed at high resolution so you can get an idea of the scale (unfortunately, that also reveals I wasn't too successful at stitching it together quite accurately).


The view from Grandview Point at the Grand Canyon:


Sunset over the Grand Canyon from Hopi Point near the western edge of the South Rim section of the park:



Click here for more photos of Las Vegas, Hoover Dam, and the Grand Canyon! Warning: larger-size photos ahead. )

The next post will have pictures from Monument Valley, Arches National Park, and Bryce Canyon National Park.

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So here is the second of two posts (go here for the first one) featuring pictures from my spring break vacation with my parents and [livejournal.com profile] datalopez. We toured Las Vegas, Hoover Dam, the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Arches National Park, Capitol Reef National Park (well, the outskirts of it) and Bryce Canyon National Park. Why is this the second of two posts? Because there are so many shots I don't want to overwhelm everyone.

In case you just want a jumping-off point, the collection which includes all of the photosets (one for each area, more than 1000 shots total) can be found at http://www.flickr.com/photos/philcarter/collections/72157615858888578/.

Most of the pictures I'm going to stick behind a cut tag to save your friends pages, but I'm putting a few of my favorites up front here (small size) because the scenery is just so freakin' GORGEOUS. For all the pics shown here (and the ones under the cut-tag), just click on the photo to be taken to the photo's individual page, where you can view it in larger sizes if you're so inclined or read the accompanying commentary on each photo. Or, as Wil Wheaton would say, "Click to embiggen".

Panorama shot taken of Monument Valley (this one positively begs to be viewed at larger sizes):


The famous Delicate Arch at Arches National Park, taken from about 3/4 of a mile away:


Panorama shot taken from a rest stop near the edges of Capitol Reef National Park. You really need to see this one at larger sizes to get a proper idea of the scale (the tiny dot on the highway is a massive 18-wheeler).


Panorama shot of the view from Inspiration Point in Bryce Canyon as the morning sun floods the amphitheater below. Please, please, please go and view this one in full resolution.


My sweetie and I with the landscape of Bryce Point behind us:


Click here for more photos of Monument Valley, Arches National Park, and the crown jewel: Bryce Canyon National Park. )

I couldn't count the number of times I said "OH WOW" when viewing some of these gorgeous landscapes. I highly recommend a tour of the American Southwest if you ever have a spare couple of weeks.

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