I had an a terrific opportunity to travel to Phoenix, AZ for the PPA Imaging USA Conference. As President of the Professional Photographers' Society of NYS, I helped represent our great organization as we were presented the Buddy M. Stewart Humanitarian Award.
Last year, under the guidance of then President Owen Kassimir, PPSNYS members volunteered their time and talent to restore damaged photographs for those in New York who endured Hurricane Sandy. We were honored to be the recipients of this award and had a wonderful time at the Conference.
Dinner with our photography friends! The BEST!
While we were out west ( my first time west of the Mississippi ) we decided to explore the beautiful areas we've seen in photographs but never experienced in person. We visited, Tucson, Cochise County, the Grand Canyon, Santa Fe and everything between there and our home in New York.
I have many photographs to look through but am posting just a couple here. It was an amazing trip!
Saguaro National Park
South Rim, Grand Canyon