Amish in Paradise

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  1. Double H

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    I will be travelling to Phoenix, AZ March 6 - 9, 2008. My buddy is getting married. I know he has a few things planned like limos and nightlife on Thurs eve, but I am looking for suggestions on anything photographically-fun. I may rent a car, but not positive. I would love to get some desert shots, the mountains, perhaps some cool night stuff from high up in a mountain. Anything, really. Thanks in advance. :D
     
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    Get in the car and travel the 90 minutes up to Sedona. You won't regret it.

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    Only 90 minutes, eh? I was hoping Sedona wasn't too far away. From what I have researched, it looks amazing. Thanks. Are there any abandoned towns on the way?
     
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    Yeah I think it was right around 90 minutes, but google maps says it is 2 hours from downtown so I guess it depends on which side of town you are coming from. Cottonwood is an old west type town, but I don't know of any abondoned towns along the way. There is Montezuma castle on the way, very cool, but I have never been there. http://www.nps.gov/moca/historyculture/index.htm I would check this out if I were down there again.

    Another thought is that you can go down to Tucson and visit old tucson. www.oldtucson.com Also very cool. I live in Tucson for about a year, but phoenix is full of stuff to take pictures of.
     
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    Out towards Apache Junction is an abandoned gold mining town called goldfied.

    This is only a 30 minute drive for PHX

    http://www.goldfieldghosttown.com/
     
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    Arizona Playground:

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    Thanks, I think I will spend a good deal of time looking through the pics. Is the botanical garden/reserve any good. Will spring have started springing by early March in South West? I'm a Pennsyltucky native, so I'm clueless about anything past the mason-dixon line. :wink:

    Thanks for the link. I think I will look for something a lot more off the beaten path, like the bus shot. :thumbup:
     
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    *bump*

    Still hoping for more suggestions.
     
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    As a kid I checked out Tortilla Flats. Its practically a ghost town, population 6. I remember the population thing being kind of a gimmick but it was still neat. Its east of Phoenix. See www.tortillaflataz.com
     
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    By the way, I lived in Bethlehem PA for 4 years (going to school). My roommate was from Lancaster. Beautiful area too bad I didn't do photography at the time.
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    Also, If you want to grap some picks without leaving Phoenix you can go to South Mountain on the south side of the city. Its kinda like a preserve/picnic area. It overlooks the city nicely. You could take some nice shots there without traveling far. Also Camelback Mt is in Phoenix. People go there daily as a workout hiking to the top then back down. That could be fun and its right there.
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