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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Quinn View Post
    Another clue, for a more complete picture:



    What are they all looking at?

    What are they waiting for? Actually, Mark and Donna pretty much got this one, since the shutterbugs are obviously waiting for the sun to do some danged thing or another!

    That said, (and perhaps most important of all): Where am I?

    Rick
    Alright, one last clue. I had to just about bend over backwards to get this picture:



    Rick

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Quinn View Post
    Sorry! The only arches around here were on the soles of my feet!



    All the people in this photo (above) are heading to (or from) that spot in the first photo, which is right next to here (below):



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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Quinn View Post
    Another clue, for a more complete picture:



    What are they all looking at?

    What are they waiting for? Actually, Mark and Donna pretty much got this one, since the shutterbugs are obviously waiting for the sun to do some danged thing or another!

    That said, (and perhaps most important of all): Where am I?

    Rick
    I think they are at the overlook to Horseshoe Bend near Page, AZ. My clues are the structure in the first picture above and the electrical wires in the last picture.

    If I'm right, they aren't really waiting for a sunrise or sunset but a first light of the Colorado River below and/or rafts on the river below.

    Utahtea

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Quinn View Post
    Alright, one last clue. I had to just about bend over backwards to get this picture:



    Rick
    Now I know I'm correct! I posted my answer at the same time!

    Utahtea

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Quinn View Post
    Alright, one last clue. I had to just about bend over backwards to get this picture:



    Rick
    Now I know I'm correct! I posted my answer at the same time!

    Utahtea

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    Quote Originally Posted by Utahtea View Post
    I think they are at the overlook to Horseshoe Bend near Page, AZ. My clues are the structure in the first picture above and the electrical wires in the last picture.

    If I'm right, they aren't really waiting for a sunrise or sunset but a first light of the Colorado River below and/or rafts on the river below.

    Utahtea

    Now I know I'm correct! I posted my answer at the same time!

    Utahtea
    <<<Drumroll>>> Bingo!



    But they are waiting for the sunset, because until the sun goes all the way down (like, below the horizon down) it's shining directly into your eyes--and your camera lens--effectively blowing out any picture you might try to take of the "entrenched meander" that the Colorado River has created down below. Once the sun does drop, you have to act fast to use the last of the daylight.

    Horseshoe Bend, along with Lake Powell and Antelope Canyon, are all featured in Scenic Side Trip #13, which runs from St. George, Utah to Flagstaff, connecting Interstate 15 with Interstate 40 by way of some seriously scenic two-lane highways!

    Rick

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Quinn View Post
    <<<Drumroll>>> Bingo!



    But they are waiting for the sunset, because until the sun goes all the way down (like, below the horizon down) it's shining directly into your eyes--and your camera lens--effectively blowing out any picture you might try to take of the "entrenched meander" that the Colorado River has created down below. Once the sun does drop, you have to act fast to use the last of the daylight.

    Horseshoe Bend, along with Lake Powell and Antelope Canyon, are all featured in Scenic Side Trip #13, which runs from St. George, Utah to Flagstaff, connecting Interstate 15 with Interstate 40 by way of some seriously scenic two-lane highways!

    Rick
    I’ve been a few times but I’ve heard that the it’s so crowded now. The first time we went was well before it was discovered and there were no signs. One year we did the float trip one day and the next we went to the overlook just in time to see the rafters go by! Highly recommend the float trip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Utahtea View Post
    Iíve been a few times but Iíve heard that the itís so crowded now. The first time we went was well before it was discovered and there were no signs. One year we did the float trip one day and the next we went to the overlook just in time to see the rafters go by! Highly recommend the float trip.

    Utahtea
    Yup, I can remember when you had to know the milepost for the turnoff to Horseshoe Bend, because there was nothing out there but an unmarked dirt track. Now, they get spillover from all those Instagram fans that are flocking to Antelope Canyon, so they've put in a huge paved parking lot to accommodate the big crowds, and there's a $10 per vehicle entrance fee.

    Antelope Canyon is another place that was practically unknown until relatively recently. It was nothing but an interesting little side trip for people vacationing on Lake Powell--but not any more! Last year, four million people visited Page, and most of them didn't even bother with the lake; they were there to see Antelope Canyon! It'll be interesting to see how they handle those crowds when they open back up. I'm guessing that won't be happening any time soon.

    Rick

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    Default You'll have to be very specific on this one

    One morning, while out for a stroll, enjoying a particularly lovely sunrise, I spotted this guy, who was also out for a stroll:



    I was pretty surprised to see a bushy-tailed fox in that particular location, so, feeling a bit like Alice in pursuit of the white rabbit, I chased him up these steps:



    But he knew the lay of the land better than I did, and he disappeared. I turned, and saw a vision, reflected in the water:



    Where am I?

    Not just approximately. Where am I, exactly?

    Rick

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Quinn View Post
    One morning, while out for a stroll, enjoying a particularly lovely sunrise, I spotted this guy, who was also out for a stroll:



    I was pretty surprised to see a bushy-tailed fox in that particular location, so, feeling a bit like Alice in pursuit of the white rabbit, I chased him up these steps:



    But he knew the lay of the land better than I did, and he disappeared. I turned, and saw a vision, reflected in the water:



    Where am I?

    Not just approximately. Where am I, exactly?

    Rick
    The Jefferson Monument, Washington DC

    Utahtea

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    Default That was quick!

    You are absolutely correct! I guess I should have muddled up that reflection! ;-)



    When I was living in Washington, I used to get up well before sunrise on Saturday mornings, and I'd drive downtown to the National Mall (I lived just minutes from there, right across the river in Arlington). That whole iconic area, which is jam-packed with tourists and government workers all through the week, is literally deserted on Saturday mornings, so you can park anywhere you please, and you can wander at will. I'd maybe see a jogger or two, but other than that, I had that whole tableau to myself. Each weekend, I'd pick on one of the monuments, and I'd take at least 100 photos in that wonderful early morning light. My personal version of the "Dawn Patrol," an exercise that resulted in quite a few beautiful images.



    Washington D.C. is an interesting place to work; but I'm sincerely glad that I'm not there any more!

    Rick

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Quinn View Post
    You are absolutely correct! I guess I should have muddled up that reflection! ;-)



    When I was living in Washington, I used to get up well before sunrise on Saturday mornings, and I'd drive downtown to the National Mall (I lived just minutes from there, right across the river in Arlington). That whole iconic area, which is jam-packed with tourists and government workers all through the week, is literally deserted on Saturday mornings, so you can park anywhere you please, and you can wander at will. I'd maybe see a jogger or two, but other than that, I had that whole tableau to myself. Each weekend, I'd pick on one of the monuments, and I'd take at least 100 photos in that wonderful early morning light. My personal version of the "Dawn Patrol," an exercise that resulted in quite a few beautiful images.



    Washington D.C. is an interesting place to work; but I'm sincerely glad that I'm not there any more!

    Rick
    Wow...that must have been nice to have it to yourself!

    I had a friend from the 5th grade when we lived in Texas and she move that next year to Maryland and a few years later my family moved back to California but over all those years we kept in touch. It's not like nowadays! Even then long distance phone calls cost too much so we did it the old fashion way and wrote letters and sent pictures on occasions. So when DH, myself and our two sons were going to finally made a trip to the East Coast back in 1990 my friend insisted we park our 24 ft trailer at her house and she would be our DC tour guide for three days. She did a fantastic job of it too. That year was the year that the Jefferson Monument was covered with scaffolding but it was still recognizable and I recognized your picture instantly!

    Utahtea

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