Today’s “WayBackMachine” post takes us to the beautiful Marble Canyon in northern Arizona. This view is taken from the middle of the historic Navajo Bridge that spans the Colorado River below. This place is actually pretty special to me and I have made images of it at least 20 times over the years. This image was made back in 2007 shortly after “going digital” with a Nikon D40. This particular image was also the very first digitally captured image that I ever licensed.
The reason that this place is pretty special to me is that it was the first place I stopped and spent any time at when I moved to Arizona back in 1988. This place was so different than anywhere I had ever spent any time that I spent hours there. At this time there was only one span across the river, the historic Navajo Bridge. Now there are two, the historic bridge is a foot bridge and the new span accommodates motor traffic. Somewhere I have both negatives and slides of this area with a single bridge, I really should try to find them.
If you do find yourself heading north out of Flagstaff and heading to Utah, I would STRONGLY recommend bypassing Page and visiting this area, it is well worth it.