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Old Oct 30, 2012, 8:47 PM   #1
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One stop we couldn't miss was the Grand Canyon, Our first visit. The weather was perfect but I would have liked a few clouds. What I found was I just couldn't do the canyon justice, I tried lots of overlooks, different framing and angles, a pano but it was just much bigger and grander than I could capture. I didn't get to a overlook that had a good view of the river, just off in the distance.

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Old Oct 30, 2012, 8:49 PM   #2
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What I found was I just couldn't do the canyon justice,
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Amen to that...no camera/lens can capture the Grand Canyon in all its grandeur--one has to see it in person to appreciate its scale and beauty.

Never the less, these are a great series..thanks again for taking us along for the ride!

Re. sighting the Colorado River, the canyon is so enormous that the river looks more like a tributary from the rim. BTW, did you visit the South Rim or the North Rim?

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Terrific series, takes me back to the early 90's when I was taken on a flight over the western rim, so awe inspiring, thank you.

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You really captured the magnificence of the Grand Canyon. It is one those places that has to be seen to be really appreciated. Good shooting.
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Re. sighting the Colorado River, the canyon is so enormous that the river looks more like a tributary from the rim. BTW, did you visit the South Rim or the North Rim?

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Thanks Jehan, we visited about 6 overlooks on the south rim and the river is visible in the first shot of the second set but a little hazy in the distance. I wasn't expecting the pine forest coming up to the edge on the south rim, it helped setting scale as did the people.

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Great shots. We were there 22 years ago, when I was still using film. (Guess we all were.) Some of my best shots were from a Kodak disposable panoramic camera. Had two lenses that put two images close together on the film and had to be sent to Chicago for processing. Got some really great shots when we took the mule trip to the bottom of the canyon. After just a few shots, my mule caught on. I'd stop him, and after a few shots, he'd start up again as soon as he heard the click of the camera. Could only get one shot at each stop.

Can see you had great weather and light for your pictures. Thanks for sharing and reviving some memories for me.
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Well, it may be impossible to capture all the grandeur in photographs, but you sure came close! These are great photos of an amazing place. Thanks for sharing!
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Outstanding captures. I have always wanted to visit here. This will be the closest I get for some time.
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Great photos, I was planning to go there this winter to get away from the cold ,till I found out its cold there too..
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