The ride back from Oatman to Seligman via Route 66 is a pretty scenic one. Along the way you pass through a small Reservation near Peach Springs. A few neat buildings, and a pretty quiet scene.
In the distance you can make out the Grand Canyon. Boy, that thing is big! You’re a pretty long way from where you can photograph along the rim, but the canyon stretches for quite a way.
As we made our way toward Seligman a search and rescue truck passed us. Shortly after we came to a quick stop. Police and search and rescue vehicles were parked near Route 18, a Reservation road. The traffic was stopped dead, but there were only a few cars. Nobody gave us an explanation, we were finally just allowed to pass on through.
As our ride continued we watched an amazing storm building to our North. Right over the Grand Canyon. Lightening strikes, black bands of rain, the works! Great scene.
I learned last night why the search and rescue vehicles were meeting up at Route 18. A major rescue effort was under way! More than 100 people were evacuated due to flooding in the Grand Canyon. Wow! My scenic view was someone else’s scary moment!
Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photo Walk Update
The photo walk planned for August 23rd in Prescott is right on track. We’re now up to 42 signups. Several folks have mentioned they might not be able to come, but they’ve signed up to be sure. Still, 42 is amazing if you ask me. Glad to have everyone along.
No pressure. Taking 42 folks around Prescott. I think we might be a little conspicuous. Ah well, it will be fun, and I’m looking forward to meeting other local photographers as well as a few from out of town! 🙂
We’ll be meeting up at the Sharlott Hall Museum, 8:30 a.m. I would have liked to do it a little earlier, but I suspect 8:30 will be early enough for some folks! 🙂
Limited Edition Web Series
I got quite a response yesterday to the limited edition web series. Thanks all. I’ll be getting things into the mail this week.
For those who hadn’t seen the post, I’m offering 5 new favorite shots to web readers for a short time. Once I wrap up selling the prints here they’ll end up in Ian Russell’s Gallery. Check them out, and if you’d like, round up your own set. 🙂