I hope everyone at CR had a great Thanksgiving holiday. I Spent most of my time in Arizona in search of unique landscapes- slot canyons in Page Arizona. I also went to the Grand Canyon which had low thick clouds and haze from a prescribed burn, which greatly limited views. Thanks to all of you who gave technical advice, and advice on where to go, what to bring.
I just got in last evening, and I want to share with everyone some of what I saw. I am going to post images that are minimally processed due to time constraints. I used my 5DIII, 24-70 2.8 II , Manfrotto 190CXPRO3 for the most part. On occasion, I used my new Samyang 14mm 2.8, which did not disappoint ( My addendum to Dustin's fine review- excellent lens, especially for the money- practice with it at home first, don't be afraid that you need to adjust aperture like the old days of manual, don't bother to look at the distance ring- just get to know what your copy does in advance, use a loupe and live view, dof preview button works, use manual and vary shutter speed, don't be afraid to go above f11 if needed- experiment with the lens).
This is my first attempt at Landscape and slot photography, which means small apertures and long exposures, but I learned a lot, and saw some awesome, otherworldly things.
Look, enjoy (or hate them, that's ok too), comment, if you want contact information, whatever.
Thanks to everyone in CR for support and comments in general, the site has helped educate me and I appreciate and benefit greatly.
( Samyang photos are jpeg endng in 46, 64, 73, rest are from 24-70 2.8 II)