Polaroid Images – Grand Canyon

I can’t go to far without having some sort of analog camera with me and my recent trip out west to the Grand Canyon was no different. In my bag of cameras I brought along 3 Polaroid cameras a few analog cameras, an Ansco Viking (6cmx9cm) & Ansco Pronto II (2 1/4 square).

My film of choice for the trip was:
Marathon 120 ISO 400 (8 rolls)
Polaroid Type 100 / expired (2 packs)
Impossible PZ 680 color (1 pack)
Impossible PZ 600 Silver Shade Cool (2 packs)

I really enjoy shooting with analog cameras, it’s very hard to explain why I like it so much other than that is how I started in photography many years ago. Even though I have fully embraced the digital world and shoot digital professionally, my first 18 years of shooting professionally, I shot film & I still shoot film every chance I get.

It was not easy bringing my assortment of cameras with me as we hiked everyday but I had with me a LowePro Orion (waist bag), and it worked perfectly. I hope to post several images from my analog film cameras soon … but for now, here are a selection of Polaroid images from the trip.

Rim of the Grand Canyon - Polaroid Type 100 shot with a Polaroid SE Reporter (underexposed)

Rim of the Grand Canyon – Polaroid Type 100 shot with a Polaroid SE Reporter (underexposed)

Rim of the Grand Canyon - Polaroid Type 100 shot with a Polaroid SE Reporter (underexposed)

Rim of the Grand Canyon – Polaroid Type 100 shot with a Polaroid SE Reporter (underexposed)

Grand Canyon / base of Hermits Trail - Polaroid Type 100 shot with a Polaroid SE Reporter

Grand Canyon / base of Hermits Trail – Polaroid Type 100 shot with a Polaroid SE Reporter

Manzanita tree - Impossible PZ 600 Silver Shade Cool shot with Polaroid Spectra

Manzanita tree – Impossible PZ 600 Silver Shade Cool shot with Polaroid Spectra

Diamond Creek & Colorado River in the Canyon - Polaroid Type 100 shot with a Polaroid SE Reporter

Diamond Creek & Colorado River in the Canyon – Polaroid Type 100 shot with a Polaroid SE Reporter

Cactus on a hike - Impossible PZ 680 Color Protection shot with a Polaroid Spectra / Special Edition

Cactus on a hike – Impossible PZ 680 Color Protection shot with a Polaroid Spectra / Special Edition

ocotillo cactus - Impossible PZ 600 Silver Shade Cool shot with Polaroid Spectra

ocotillo cactus – Impossible PZ 600 Silver Shade Cool shot with Polaroid Spectra

Impossible PZ 680 Color Protection shot with a Polaroid Spectra / Special Edition

Impossible PZ 680 Color Protection shot with a Polaroid Spectra / Special Edition

The Colorado River in the canyon - Impossible PZ 600 Silver Shade Cool shot with Polaroid Spectra

The Colorado River in the canyon – Impossible PZ 600 Silver Shade Cool shot with Polaroid Spectra

Cadillac at Kingman Auto Sales in Kingman, AZ - Impossible PZ 680 Color Protection shot with a Polaroid Spectra / Special Edition

Cadillac at Kingman Auto Sales in Kingman, AZ – Impossible PZ 680 Color Protection shot with a Polaroid Spectra / Special Edition

Kingman Auto Sales in Kingman, AZ - Impossible PZ 600 Silver Shade Cool shot with Polaroid Spectra

Kingman Auto Sales in Kingman, AZ – Impossible PZ 600 Silver Shade Cool shot with Polaroid Spectra

Motel Route 66 in Kingman, AZ - Impossible PZ 600 Silver Shade Cool shot with Polaroid Spectra

Motel Route 66 in Kingman, AZ – Impossible PZ 600 Silver Shade Cool shot with Polaroid Spectra

Day 3 – Grand Canyon

It was a long day of driving and taking many stops, BUT it was a good day. The weather was great. It was warm as we left Sedona but dropped in temperature as we approached the Grand Canyon.

Our first few stops we looked at the folding in the toroweap formation.
We finally made arrived at the Grand Canyon and made three stops along the south rim.

Desert View
Grandview Point
Mather Point

Our first stop as we left Sedona. I was fascinated by the tall narrow tree with the small tree growing out of the rock.

Our first stop as we left Sedona. I was fascinated by the tall narrow tree with the small tree growing out of the rock.

We made a short stop at Humpfreys Peak on our way in to Flagstaff, AZ.

We made a short stop at Humpfreys Peak on our way in to Flagstaff, AZ.

Outside Cameron, AZ on our way to the Grand Canyon, we stopped to see (oriented logs) petrified trees indicating they were transported and laid down from a strong current.    Students study pieces of the petrified wood.

Outside Cameron, AZ on our way to the Grand Canyon, we stopped to see (oriented logs) petrified trees indicating they were transported and laid down from a strong current. Students study pieces of the petrified wood.

Desert View - Grand Canyon

Desert View – Grand Canyon

A classroom setting at Grandview Point.

A classroom setting at Grandview Point.

Taken by Dr. Dennis Flentge.

Dr. Flentge takes the opportunity to photograph me while I taking the picture of the class. Photo credit: Dr. Dennis Flentge.

Looking down into the Grand Canyon with the Colorado River in the distance.

Looking down into the Grand Canyon with the Colorado River in the distance.

Dr. Steve Austin talks to the class discussing what makes up the layers of the Grand Canyon.

Dr. Steve Austin talks to the class discussing what makes up the layers of the Grand Canyon.

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Dead tree on the rim of the Grand Canyon at Desert View.

Dead tree on the rim of the Grand Canyon at Desert View.

Group photo at Grandview Point with the Grand Canyon in the background.

Group photo at Grandview Point with the Grand Canyon in the background.

Sunset of the Grand Canyon from Mather Point.

Sunset of the Grand Canyon from Mather Point.

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After sunset we headed to our hotel and dinner. It was a good day!

Day 2 – Sedona AZ

We went to Church in Sedona this morning at Christ Church Wesleyan Church.
After Church we stopped for groceries to get food for the next fews days. We then headed back to the hotel to pack up for our day hike up to the top of Brins Ridge. We started up at 11am.

The views around the top of Brins Ridge were incredible. You could almost see a 360 degree view from the top of the ridge.

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During a short lunch break on our hike, students using map navigating skills to identify where we were at.

During a short lunch break on our hike, students using map navigating skills to identify where we were located.

A student group photo with the Brins Ridge in the distance.

A student group photo with the Brins Ridge in the distance.

Before our assent to the top of Brins Ridge, Dr. John Whitmore & Dr. Steve Austin take an opportunity to talk with students.

Before our ascent to the top of Brins Ridge, Dr. John Whitmore & Dr. Steve Austin take an opportunity to talk with students.

On the walk up Brins Risge, overlooking Brins Mesa with Wilson Mountain in the background.

On the walk up Brins Risge, overlooking Brins Mesa with Wilson Mountain in the background.

Manzanita tree that did not make the 40.000 acre forest fire several years ago.

Manzanita tree that did not make the 40000 acre forest fire several years ago.

Manzanita tree getting new growth after being burned.

Manzanita tree getting new growth after being burned at the top of Brins Ridge.

Dr. Leonard Brand of Loma Linda University talks with Dr. John Whitmore & Dr. Steve Austin about the parabolic recumbent folds at the top of Brins Ridge.

Dr. Leonard Brand of Loma Linda University talks with Dr. John Whitmore & Dr. Steve Austin about the parabolic recumbent folds at the top of Brins Ridge.

Getting towards sunset with the sun hitting Wilson Mountain.

Getting towards sunset with the sun hitting Wilson Mountain.

Chris Giffin earns extra credit laying out on the edge up top of Brins Ridge.

Chris Giffin earns extra credit laying out on the edge up top of Brins Ridge.

Large group shot at the top of Brins Ridge with the group of Loma Linda University  Cedarville University.

Large group shot at the top of Brins Ridge with the group of Loma Linda University & Cedarville University.

The Cedarville group at the top of Brins Ridge just before our walk down.

The Cedarville group at the top of Brins Ridge just before our walk down.

After a long walk down, 7 hours later, we headed back to the hotel and then all went out to eat.
Back to the hotel for the evening.

Day 1 – Sedona AZ

The first day is always the longest. Many of the group started the morning early around 3am. After catching a 7:30am flight out of Columbus and arrived in Phoenix AZ at 10:10am. We picked up our 15 passenger van – I might add, it holds 15 people but there was nearly no room for our luggage … we had to be creative for our 2 hr drive to Sedona. We unloaded all our luggage at the hotel and drove to the base of our late afternoon hike.

We climbed a portion of the Capitol Butte to the Lizard Head rock formation.

The long walk up to Lizard Head.

The long walk up to Lizard Head. Though the walk was easy at the bottom, it was difficult climbing toward the top.

We had to stop for the first group shot of the trip. You can see Lizard Head in the middle & top of the image.

We had to stop for the first group shot of the trip. You can see Lizard Head in the middle & top of the image.

The climb is not getting any easier.

The climb is not getting any easier.

Dr. John Whitmore talks with students about what they are seeing in the rock formations.

Dr. John Whitmore talking with students about what they are seeing in the rock formations.

Dr. Whitmore instructing some students on how to use a brunton compass.

Dr. Whitmore instructing some students on how to use a brunton compass.

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The sun is quickly setting and had to make it back down to the vehicles before dark.

The view from the top of Lizard Head. The sun is quickly setting and we had to make it back down the mountain to the vehicles before dark.

Overlooking Sedona, AZ

Overlooking Sedona, AZ

We made it safely back down with little to no difficulty. We drove back into town and went to dinner at Cafe Jose.