Horseshoe Bend

Another commonly photographed spot in Arizona is Horseshoe Bend. With an amazing view of the Colorado River weaving around Page’s painted canyons, Horseshoe Bend is a popular spot for photographers and appreciators of natural beauty to visit.

A trail takes you a mile west to see the beautiful place. We went around sunset on the night of a full moon, giving the place a rather Mars-like look:

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good try, naseem
good try, naseem

Sitting on the edge of the canyon is a little unnerving. It’s a long way down to the bottom. But it offered an interesting perspective on a place I had only seen in pictures. At the edge of the giant rock structure in the middle of it all was what seemed to be a campsite: a lantern glowed down below on top of a blanket, and a few other camping materials were strewn all around. I wondered how a camper could get to that spot, and felt a strong desire to be down there with whoever it was.

It was a beautiful thing, to see so many photographers so excited about finally getting to this place. The sunset was insane that night as well, so it really provided a picture perfect shot.

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I felt so at peace there. As the sun set and photographers and tourists began to wander back towards their cars, I really felt a strange sense of community with the world, and I was glad to be there with all those people.

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Life is circular, in the end. I’ve found that with friends, relationships, jobs, and passions, that everything tends to come around to a close, and yet the story still continues in our memories. It all just reminds you to stay passionate and love the world that continues to spin around and around in a neverending circle, no matter how often it seems like it may just all stop one day. Take that as you will.

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