Picture this: A photography trip where you can experience the splendor of the Rocky Mountains with thick evergreen forests and meadows filled with wildflowers in valleys where rivers and streams fed by snowmelt and hot springs cascade over picturesque waterfalls. Rugged desert locations where dinosaurs once roamed the land, complete with volcanoes, lava flows, and underground cave systems, overlooked by tall cliffs that provide spectacular sunset views. Fantastic rock formations and narrow, winding canyons that look like something from another planet. Real cowboys and indians in pueblos and small towns that have such an authentic old west look that they have been the settings of many of your favorite western movies. Old Spanish missions and churches that have served as subjects for artists such as Ansel Adams and Georgia O’Keeffe. Cobalt blue skies filled with colorful hot air balloons and soaring eagles. Thousand-year old Anasazi ruins built in mysterious alignments to the sun and moon and ancient cliff dwellings in rugged canyons. The nostalgia of historic Route 66 and the wide-open vistas of the American southwest.
All this and more are yours to experience and photograph on an educational and adventure-filled 7 night trip through the Land of Enchantment. Participants may book additional time in advance at discounted rate. Your guide, Jim Sykes has been exploring the area for 19 years and guiding photographers there for the past 6 years. He is also a licensed balloon pilot and during the October trip that coincides with world’s largest balloon festival he will give you an insider’s perspective on the sport of ballooning and how to create great photographs of the colorful flying icons of the Albuquerque skies. Robert Rostick of TRG studio, award winning professional photographer and instructor is with us every step of the way to teach and provide hands-on training and assistance to ensure that you come home with the most amazing and beautiful images from your adventure.
Tours are limited to 8 participants plus 2 guide/instructors to ensure a personalized experience. Spots are already beginning to fill for both the June and the October tour. Contact Jim for additional details and information. All major credit cards accepted. Guide and education fee $160/day/person for the first 7 nights. Participants are responsible for lodging and transportation and usually do so on a shared basis. The first 3 clients who book for each trip may share the guide’s vehicle. All major credit/debit cards accepted.
Tours are currently being planned for early June and early October 2011. For more information contact Jim at 813-641-4471, use this link to get my email address: http://tinyurl.com/2czl4u6, or fill out the comment box below.