7/6/14

The Grand Canyon





The Grand Canyon was the last planned visit Robin and I had on our Utah/Arizona trip. The area attracts people from all over the world. It is probably the most popular U.S. National Park. It is so famous that it nearly has a cliché reputation.

I was a bit worried about this reputation as well. I hoped that I would be able to photograph beautiful vistas that had not really been photographed too many times before. Because it seemed that everything shot I saw from the park was of just a few different lookouts. Its popularity was also a concern for me, the thought of every lookout being jammed packed with people was not the most pleasant idea.

Imagine my surprise when only a few people were near us when Robin and I watched our first sunset within the park. The park was a nightmare during midday, but an absolute dream early in the morning and late in the evening. The main vistas were very cool however, the views from the canyon trail were generally much more interesting.

'Grand Yucca' - Canon 6D, Canon 24-105L (@45mm), ISO 100, F/22, 1/3 of a second.

'Canyon Crescendo' - Canon 6D, Canon 24-105L (@47mm), ISO 100, F/8, 1/15th of a second.

'From the Trail' - Canon 6D, Canon 24-105L (@24mm), ISO 100, F/16, 1/10th of a second.

'Grand Morning' - Canon 6D, Canon 24-105L (@82mm), ISO 100, F/11, 2 seconds.

'Convergence' - Canon 6D, Canon 24-105L (@40mm), ISO 100, F/22, 1/15th of a second.

'Fire Canyon' - Canon 6D, Canon 24-105L (@45mm), ISO 100, F/8, 1/2 of a second.

1 comment:

  1. It’s true that you can watch a really very beautiful sunset from the top of Grand Canyon. There are many areas where you can walk right out to the edge, sit and enjoy the scenery. There is a paved walkway. It is very safe. This allows for best viewing of the canyon. I also enjoyed this visit before my boston washington bus tours. Over 250 people are rescued from the canyon each year and the ease of this trail means you will see others.

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