This was one of those places I wasn't sure I'd ever get to photograph and when the opportunity came, I was so excited.
However, after parking the car and taking an easy walk, I saw the top of Horseshoe Bend. At that point, my excitement turned upside down.
This is a cliff. A jagged edged 1,000 feet to the bottom type of cliff. No railing. No ropes. No nothing. And if I really want to see the entire bend, I'm going to need to get out on that ledge. That sandstone ledge.
Over the next half hour, I sheepishly crawled out onto a couple points to get different perspectives and hung my camera over the edge. Kudos to Nikon's VRII because it compensated for a LOT of camera shake.
As they say, you only need one shot, and this is it.