Weekly Photo Challenge: Today Was a Good Day

For this weeks Photo Challenge, Cheri created a Mesh gallery highlighting her glorious summer’s day along the US Pacific coast, and invited us to recount a similar memorable day of our own. I have chosen one from amongst many that was truly a day we shall never forget, our visit to Lower Antelope Canyon, Arizona in April this year, which I originally posted on April 19th using the traditional WordPress gallery format. I thought for today’s challenge I would create a Mesh gallery for the first time, as Cheri has suggested, and would be interested in any feedback that compares and contrasts the two formats.

Antelope Canyon, Arizona – Part I

For the amateur photographer that I am the day was like having a buffet table full of delicious desserts all in one sitting and feeling overwhelmed by all the flavours that come one after another. Having seen so many photographs online of the Canyons that always seemed almost unreal in their beauty to find oneself finally walking through this amazing natural wonder words seemed to be insufficient to describe the feelings of awe and amazement. The following day we visited Upper Antelope Canyon, which I will post in a day or two.

Thanks to Cheri for inspiring us once again.

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  1. Lovely photo’s – really inspiring! I love the Mesh Gallery – it allows me to see each picture without other pictures interfereing with each viewing but I don’t need to navigate away from the page. It’s really great! How do you do it?

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  2. One of the things I love most about a skilfully composed gallery is the way each picture relates to the other. Colours, scale and other contrasts are enhanced. With a slideshow like Mesh, the mind retains something of the previous image, but it’s not quite the same.

    Luckily, your images are strong enough for each to stand alone on its own merits. I’m sure they’d look great in any software you chose.

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  3. Fantastic! Thanks for trying Mesh.

    My husband and I are roadtripping through Utah and Arizona and this is on our list! These images have gotten me even more excited Thanks!

    Haven’t really researched much yet, but do you recommend a particular tour (or is there only one you can choose?). Also, if we only had a chance to visit one of the canyons, which do you prefer? I suspect this also depends on the time of day we’re there. Guessing it will be early afternoon.

    Thanks again for participating — great gallery.

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    1. Thanks Cheri. I’m excited for you both. You are doing the trip we did in April only in reverse. If you look at my post for Day 110 (http://wp.me/p3gSod-26w) you will see the link to Adventurous Antelope Canyon Tours. If you only have time for one of the canyons I really recommend the three canyon tour with them that we did. I am going to post this today as my second “Good Day”. We did the lower Canyon with Ken’s Tours, also excellent. Hopefully you have been wowed by Bryce Canyon as we were: http://wp.me/p3gSod-27Z. Safe travels πŸ™‚

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    1. Greetings to you in bonnie Scotland, Tina. Hope you are having a wonderful time and taking lots of photos, soon to be featured on Travels and Trifles. Thanks for the congrats; it was a nice surprise to see Antelope Canyon featured on the Daily Post this morning. Enjoy the rest of your holiday and safe travels home πŸ™‚

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