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Old Oct 27, 2009, 8:40 PM   #1
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Default Golden Hour at Grand Canyon National Park

From my recent travels:

A fellow photgrapher perched on an outcropping at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, awaiting sunset. There were 3 of us diehards that stuck around until after sunset. K20D + DA 18-250.



The image does not do justice to the actual scene, but here's what it looked like at sunset.

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Old Oct 27, 2009, 9:45 PM   #2
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Nice shot, golden indeed, looks like you could see forever.
What a wonderful place, I remember flying over it in the early '90's.
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A great shot that demonstrates really dedication-

Nice capture.

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Old Oct 27, 2009, 10:20 PM   #4
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Awesome picture - the color is marvelous. In summer I think you can see tons of people at various overlooks, waiting for either sunrise or sunset. Well done!
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Rodney, Sarah Joyce and Harriet: Thanks..it was spectacular to my eyes. I'm not sure I captured it as well in pixels though. I have added one of the images taken from Cape Royal to the original post.
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Beautiful shots. I gotta get back to the Grand Canyon again. Something tells me that I would get better shots with my K20D than I did with my old Kodak Advantix camera.
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Breath taking scenery jelpee!
I remember the feeling I got the first time I saw it and that was 40 years ago!
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Old Oct 28, 2009, 6:36 PM   #8
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Thanks Mike & GW: Having been there once and checked out the lay of the land, I am keen on returning for some additional work. I should have taken my DA 10-17 fish eye lens which would have captured more of the endless vistas! Overall, photographing in the Grand Canyon seemed very challenging due to the many shadows in the canyon...HDR probably is the way to go. Alternatively, I imagine that an overcast day would be excellent too.

In any event, it was a memorable visit!
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I have never been to the grand Canyons but I have been close at different locations Moab, Bryce Canyon, Zion Nat Park, St George, Utah and flew over once to AZ now that was the tops.. but the pictures look so great it makes me wanna go... I know what it feels like to sleep on those ledges though as one of my girl Scout troop trips down to the Arches Nat Park Moab and the Whistling Rock at Needles Overlook We slept out on the ledge in Needles ... I see the Holes look like they have gotten bigger...oh those sand stones sure can place holes in the britches.....

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Great pictures Jelpee.

It is a difficult task to photograph something as vast and spectacular as the Grand Canyon.

Seeing that sunset had to be a thrill. You did a fine job.

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