Probably the most photographed site in Sedona is Cathedral Rock. After paying $9 to see it (even if you have a pass), it better be good! This was the view from the first set of tripod holes (and photographers) I came to, but I just knew it wasn't the best view.
Although this cute little duck was an added bonus. I continued down the trail.
This is the classic shot, with the rocks known as Red Rock Crossing in the foreground. Early settlers forded Oak Creek here.
The trees around the crossing have gotten larger, so it's necessary to get in the creek to get the shot. I came prepared with my Tevas, and soon shamed some other photographers into getting wet.
A little farther down the path was another great shot. Again, I had to get my feet wet, but this time I wasn't the only one.
Farther along was an "artist" with his work-in-progress.
I really think he needs some more art lessons....
Continuing along, I found yet another mass of tripod holes -
This time with a Great Blue Heron joining in the fun.
This was a real winner - a pool with a reflection.
On the way back to the parking lot, I went by an old water wheel from the 1930s.
And yet another shot of Cathedral Rock with an old building in the foreground.
So, what have we learned here? The first shot you see is probably not the best!