One the challenges of taking photos in Arizona is that most of the days are sunny with an intense blue sky. Lovely for a lot of activities, but it makes for pretty dull photos, especially of the Grand Canyon. The opposite challenge is that the wind is blowing, it is snowing and the lens on the camera keeps getting wet. There are always trade-offs. All in all, I would rather be at the Grand Canyon during weather rather than on a hot, sunny day in the middle of the summer.