It’s the Journey, Not the Destination

by Kristi Hines · Arizona, HDR

That’s what I told myself on Sunday at least. My goal for the day was to get some great shots at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon and in the nearby forest, but by the time I got there, the skies were all dreary and the rain came in unpredictable bursts.

Fortunately, I took several stops along the way to catch some great moments, one being this nice road portrait with some puffy white clouds.

Also, just wanted to thank everyone for the comments and tweets recently. I’ve been slammed both at work and afterwards, so I haven’t gotten around to commenting as much as I’d like to. I’m hoping to do some nice catching up later this week or during the weekend. 🙂

It's the Journey, Not the Destination

Camera: Nikon D3000 with 18-200mm Nikon Lens
Processing: Adobe Lightroom 3, Topaz Adjust, Photomatix Pro 4

{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

Simon Morris

Wonderful shot Kristi – the composition really works for me, and as for the clouds… amazing, almost 3D like!
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Curt Fleenor

Sweet shot Kristi – love those clouds!
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Jimi Jones

Wonderful scene with some great clouds.
Nice one, Kristi.
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Tom Baker

I really like this shot Kristi. I need to really make a point of visiting that part of the world.



Beautiful Kristie.
I noticed you are using Topaz adjust and photomantix, so is a single exposure shot or a multiple exposure shot?
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Chris Frailey

I’m still lost in those clouds. Nice capture Kristi.
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Mike Criswell

Great vanishing point, that sky is great
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Fascinating clouds. Love the colors.


Jim Nix

I love road shots, and this is a great one, well done Kristi!
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Toad Hollow Photography

Great forever shot here Kristi, I love your composition and perspective! Wonderful processing to bring it all alive, my friend!!
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Steve Beal

Sickest sky ever. What an image!
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Awesome! Love that sky.



Dude! It’s freaking 3D clouds! Amazing shot!


Terence Chang

That’s beautiful shot! Haven’t been to N. Arizona for a long time. Need to revisit soon!
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Great Shot! I like the depth within the clouds. It captures nicely the joys of riding a bike on a lonely road.
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Dave DiCello

Amen to that Kristi! This is one helluva shot, great view!
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Brian Walter

Beautiful … is this what they mean by “big sky country”?
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Adam Allegro

Great clouds there. I like how this has a little overexposed look; it fits! Fantastic!
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