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The Sonoran Desert is ready for you and its close-up!

Posted on October 3, 2012

Now that the desert heat is cooling down, the Sonoran Desert becomes a haven for nature lovers from all over the world. October is a great month to visit Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort and Spa. During the day, you can hike or play tennis to your heart’s content under vividly blue skies and at night, stroll beneath a dazzling canopy of sparkling stars. If you didn’t know it already, Arizona is famous for its sunsets with streaks and puffs of purple, orange, red, white, blue and yellow challenging most of us mere mortals to describe the beauty in words.

Practically every step you take at Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort and Spa is a photo opportunity, if you think about it. For those who aren’t accomplished shutterbugs, we’ve found a few tips that might turn your vacation photo into a Facebook post that will make you the envy of all of your friends.

  • Get perspective. That photo of the Catalina mountains might look even more spectacular if you put something in the foreground to show perspective.
  • Vary the angle of your photos. Crouch, stretch, tilt the camera – don’t just stand there and take a photo. Get up close, get further away, hoist your camera up like the paparazzi, have fun trying to get different angles of the same object. If you’ve got a digital camera and you don’t like the result, erase it!
  • Forget the birdie, watch the light. See what happens when you silhouette that cactus against the afternoon sun. Compare how the labyrinth captures the early morning light and mid-day sun and which brings out its best colors and shadows.
  • Foodies, we know you love making your friends jealous with Facebook posts of the gourmet meal you’ve savored. Our award-winning GOLD restaurant features delectable dishes that will make your fellow foodie friends’ mouths water when they see what you’ve ordered! Go ahead, take a photo of your dinner; we don’t mind!