Photographing Havasupai - The Land of Turquoise Blue Waterfall
|The Havasu Fall at Full Moon Night|
|The Beautiful Canyon Walls|
- Hike Down the 10 miles trail with your full camping gears
- Give your hiking bags to pack mules (fees apply), then hike down with your day pack & photography gears.
- Take a helicopter ride to Supai and miss all the fun
Recommended Camera Gears:
- A Camera that allows bulb exposure: You will need bulb exposure / long time exposure to shoot milky way, waterfall at night.
- Extra batteries and memory cards: There is no electricity to charge your batteries and you don't wanna run out of memory card on day 2. So carry some extras.
- Cable Release / Remote ( for bulb exposure ): Anytime your shutter speed drops below 1/30 sec, it's better to use a remote trigger.
- A sturdy Tripod: Without a tripod, you can't shoot silky smooth waterfall, or the milky way.
- Wide angle lens : Everything is so close to you that you can feel them. So if you wanna fit them in your frame, you need wide angle lens. I've used a 16-35mm f4, and a 16mm fisheye. That was enough for me.
- ND filters and UV filter: You need the UV filter to protect your lens's front element from the abrasive mineral residue from the mist.
- Lens Cleaning Kit: It's dusty in the trail and mist near the water fall. You should have a lens pen to brush of the dust and a microfiber cleaning cloths to wipe the moisture.
- Flash Light: If you wanna hike near the waterfall at night and lit up the fall, you need a flash light. It also help to lit up some foreground object while you shoot milky way.
- Rain Cover: If you wanna get too close to the waterfall, you need to protect your lens and camera from getting soaked.
The Canyon Trail:
|This giant rock would come to your sight once you hiked down to the flat land inside the canyon. It is just beautiful. You can't probably guess the size, unless you are really under it|
|The Giant Rock|
|Mystic Trail Under the Canyon Wall|
|Another Beautiful Rock|
When you enter the campground area for the first time, you see the Havasu Fall first.
|The Beautiful Fifty Feet Fall|
The Creek and Rapids:
The Milky way:
|The Campground at Full Moon Night|