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    Eric Biggerstaff
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    Ray McSavaney Spring Workshop: Hunts Mesa and The Monument Valley Region May 13 to 18

    Hunt's Mesa and The Monument Valley Region


    Location: Southeastern Utah and Northeastern Arizona


    Dates: May 13 to 18, 2012


    Workshop Tuition: $ 1,350


    This workshop will take place mainly in areas that most people that have been to Monument Valley have not explored and have only seen from a distance, often not realizing the amazing visual possibilities that exist beyond the the areas they have experienced. We will begin the workshop in Bluff, Utah and end in Kayenta, Arizona. At the beginning of the workshop in Bluff, we will have most of our indoor sessions and visit some less often visited ruin sites. When we move south, the final days will be spent almost entirely photographing on tours especially designed to met our photographic desires and using the knowledge and experiences gained in the Bluff area.


    One of the highlights of the workshop will be an overnight trip with Navajo guides over a very rough four-wheel drive road to the top of Hunts Mesa, an area to the south of what most people consider to be the heart of Monument Valley. This high mesa looks down on Monument Valley where most people have taken pictures of widely known rock formations, in a manner that almost resembles an aerial photograph and encompasses the distant landscape well beyond where most people have traveled. This new perspective from the edge of Hunts Mesa will offer many different and exciting possibilities for the grand landscape with only a very short walking distance from the vehicle to the rim. Those that want to walk along the rim, will experience additional exciting viewpoints with differing relationships between close and distant formations. A second highlight in this mythic area will include another four-wheel drive tour with Navajo guides to a site that has seldom been visited and is located on private Navajo property, requiring special permission for access.


    The time of the workshop has been planned for mid-May, after the spring winds die down and before the heat brings gnats and other bugs to interfere with the joy of a truly unique photographic experience.


    The trip has been planned to take advantage of some sites not ordinarily featured on a Hunt's tour. We will visit a seldom visited ruin site and pot hole arch on the return from Hunts Mesa. In addition, there will be a trip to another major ruin site that is little known and seldom photographed.


    If interested, let me know and I will send you the application.
    Eric Biggerstaff

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    Re: Ray McSavaney Spring Workshop: Hunts Mesa and The Monument Valley Region May 13 t

    Eric,

    Sending a PM...

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    Re: Ray McSavaney Spring Workshop: Hunts Mesa and The Monument Valley Region May 13 t

    What are the lodging options on this trip?
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    Eric Biggerstaff
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    Re: Ray McSavaney Spring Workshop: Hunts Mesa and The Monument Valley Region May 13 t

    Hi,

    There are several options in Bluff ranging from hotels to fee camping to free camping on BLM land. Ray can give you all of the details.
    Eric Biggerstaff

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    Re: Ray McSavaney Spring Workshop: Hunts Mesa and The Monument Valley Region May 13 t

    Unfortunately this will be during our busy season here in the park, bummer.

    I like Ray's work a lot and am looking for a large format workshop in the southwest one of these days.
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    Re: Ray McSavaney Spring Workshop: Hunts Mesa and The Monument Valley Region May 13 t

    I like the Recapture Lodge for a place to stay and eat at the Twin Rocks Trading Post.

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