Monday, September 28, 2015

One Amazing Day

Last December one of the destinations of our family trip was Antelope Canyon.  It was a place where even our GPS and navigation system had a difficult time to locate.  It was winter time and early in the morning when the sun was still behind the clouds.  Cold.  Windy.  Lost.

We wanted to go there because we learned that a landscape photographer sold  a photo taken there at $6.5 million!  See the info about this most expensive photo here.

Because it was too early, we didn't get enough sunlight to take good pictures of the passageway of the Canyon.  Further, my hands were freezing (even with gloves) and shaking.  I couldn't take any decent pictures. We had a hard time capturing the rocks, let alone our faces.   When we came out of the passageway, however, the change of lighting and temperature made a world of difference (before the tour, we were told that it was at least 10 degrees lower inside the passageway).  We started taking more pictures because our faces became "visible" again.  This is one that my mom and I took right outside the passageway.  The light was not good (the further we walked away from it the brighter it was) but we couldn't wait to capture it:

I used the Zoe paper pack to make this layout because the Sorbet color matches so well with the rocks of the Canyon. I've also used several images from The Authentic Life stamp set to create a journaling box and accents for my layout.  Of course the Zoe Complements is a must, even though I've only used one piece of the die-cuts. 

I first worried that a 4x6 picture on a 12x12 layout might get lost and the layout would have too much emptiness.  But I think the colors and patterns of the Zoe paper pack have totally eased my concern.  The layers and patterns balance with the picture nicely.  

One side note:  you see in the picture that I was holding a blanket.  No, that wasn't for me even though I am perpetually cold.  We had the blanket ready for my two-year old niece.  Towards the end of the tour she woke up from her nap and started walking on her own and didn't want the blanket anymore.  

I'm entering this layout to the challenge at Heart 2 Heart Challenges: Change.  It's the change of lighting and temperature that prompted us to take this picture and document this story on a layout.  "Change" can be broadly defined, go see other inspiring work by the talented Heart 2 Heart design team!


  1. Great story Joyce and a great layout and picture to go with it! Thanks for playing along at H2H Challenges!

  2. It's definitely a great photo and layout. Thanks for sharing with us at Heart2Heart!

  3. What a great story and a great layout to go along! I really like your layering of the beautiful Zoe paper. Thanks for sharing at H2H!

  4. What a lovely layout, and a great take on the "change" prompt! Thank you for joining in at H2H challenges.

  5. Love the way you put together the Zoe papers! They really compliment your photo. Great way to play along with "change" over at Heart 2 Heart!