Evan Chu
Canyon de Chelly, 2019

In October, 2019, I traveled to Canyon de Chelly National Monument within the Navajo Nation in Arizona state in the USA. This trip was a photography workshop organized by Arizona Highways PhotoScapes. Professional photographer LeRoy DeJolie shared his knowledge and experience with us.

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First Ruin
First Ruin

Canyon del Muerto

Canyon del Muerto is part of the Canyon de Chelly National Monument. We met two local Navajo guides and traveled in their Chevrolet Suburban trucks into Canyon del Muerto to explore. We navigated through deep sand that required expert driving skills.

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William
William

Landscapes and Portraits

The photography workshop continued at Canyon de Chelly near the town of Chinle. I had opportunities to photograph beautiful landscapes and environmental portraits of local residents.

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White House Ruins
White House Ruins

White House Ruins

The exploration of Canyon de Chelly continued with a visit to the White House Ruins, which were built by the Puebloans around 1060, at the bottom of the canyon. The Puebloans inexplicably abandoned these dwellings in the mid-1300s.

Our group returned to the sand dunes at Chinle Basin to photograph a rider on horseback.

Photographic Tools

  • camera: Olympus OM-D E-M1.
  • lens: M.Zuiko ED 12-40mm f2.8 Pro.
  • lens: M.Zuiko ED 40-150mm f4-5.6 R.
  • tripod: Slik Pro 714CF II.
  • filter holder: Conklin Z-Pro.
  • filter: Singh-Ray graduated neutral density.
  • filter: Sigma circular polarizer.
  • memory: SanDisk SD cards.
  • bag: Lowepro Nova 4.
  • software: Olympus Workspace, GIMP.