Story of Seligman on Historic 66 Photo by Vijaya C. — National Geographic Your Shot

I took very long time to process this old picture, it is old but new! On final leg returning from Grand canyon to Las Vegas, Guru my friend and me decided to stay in small town called Ashforks. After dinner, as Guru was browsing about our next visit, we found out the history of HWY 66. After learning the history we decided to take highway-66 instead of other super fast highway, we traveled through until Seligman. The story of these small town tells due to new high-speed highways, less people travel through these small-towns. Seligman & Ashforks were among the popular town on HWY66, but now deserted towns with very few people around.

Source: Story of Seligman on Historic 66 Photo by Vijaya C. — National Geographic Your Shot

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Grand Canyon

Hello Folks,
In continuation with my previous  US trip stories, here I am sharing some of the pictures from Grand Canyon, a place known as natural wonder of world.

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View from Desert view point: Picture was shot with Canon 7DM2 hand held attached with Sigma 17-50 (f2.8) at 1/160s, f8  ISO 100 and +1/3rd exposure compensation.

 

Beautiful views from Grand canyon, click on individual images for full view.

It was really great experience being there and capturing exiting moments. Some of my favorite pictures below, please feel free to click on individual images for full view. For more follow me  twitter/ChitnisVijaya or instagram/vijayachitnis using the links from bottom.

Looking forward to hear from you guys about this post.
Cheers

Landscapes of Monument valley

It is nice experience to visit monument valley, along with my friend Gurudatt I had been to this wonderful landscape last winter. Off-course it was also great escape for us from Manitoba`s winter in December. Monument valley is a great playground for nature photographers specially landscapers. This place is not far from Grand canyon and  Antelope canyon, about one and half hour journey worth to drive from Page, AZ. Here I am sharing some of my shots, feel free to click individual images for full view. Also don`t forget to like, share and comment. For questions and queries reach me through link given from bottom widgets to FB/Twitter/Instagram.

 

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Playground of Photographers

Page, Arizona is one of the best place I have visited so far. Its location is so, convenient that you can cover most famous tourists spots of US withing 3 hours of journey including Grand Canyon and Monument Valley. Apart for being home of the great Antelope Canyon and Mighty Horse shoe bend, Page has many photogenic places around. Colorado river, the mountains around, north rim of grand canyon, lakes,  its really is playground of photographers, specially nature and landscapers.  I am here with sharing some of my pictures, which I liked most. Hope you like them, if yes please hit like.

 

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Another story of Highway 66

While we were looking for some place to stay near by Grand canyon, during my last US trip me and my photographer friend could able to discover a motel in place called “Ash Forks” I am not very sure how many of you reading this post are familiar with this name. Anyway by the time we reach the motel Ash forks Inn it was dark and we could able to locate two gas station in town otherwise it felt like no human habitat around. We were surprised after hearing the story of 60 years old motel in small town with only 841 people.  From motel we also found out this amazing restaurant Lulu Belle`s. Moment after dinner we were curious to know about the history of town, why they call Ash Forks, how the highway 66 affected the economy and families of the town over the years and many other information.

Next morning our way back to Las Vegas we went around the town took couple pictures with out cell phone just to document the story of the town. In nutshell we learn that, the name Ash Forks came from ASH tree forest along the town and the place is known for producing finest lime stone in US. Off-course the stories about ‘Santafe railroad’ and why most of the town abandoned now ? why only 841 people around? how high way66 influenced economy of town and people? were interesting read about.

I am happy that,  we could able to halt in Ash Forks and know about less known historically place. I also recommend if you happen to travel on highway 66 or to Grand Canyon, don’t miss to enjoy a mean in Lulu Belle`s and go around Ash Forks. Will come up another story soon, until stay connected.

Cheers,
Vijaya
(All pictures were taken from Black Berry Cell Phone)