A view of Hopi Point on the South Rim of the awesome Grand Canyon in Arizona, USA. The crowd gathered here on the rocky outcrop, watching the sky darken as a huge thunderstorm approaches across the canyon from the North Rim.
Apologies for the watermark; some of my images posted on TE have been hi-jacked and are now being used commercially on other websites, without my permission. I am realistic enough to know it is impossible to stop people sharing images on other sites and I have no real issue with that………but to make money from them is another matter.
My anti-virus software dislikes the forums on TE! So please do not think I am rude if I do not answer any comments or questions raised…………
Copyright © Brian Denton – this image is protected by copyright - the reproduction, publication, modification, transmission, or exploitation of which, whether for personal or commercial use, is strictly prohibited without my express permission.
If you want to use this image then please contact me via the Trek Earth mail forwarding service, or just visit my website by clicking below……..
Critiques | Translate
jemaflor (98771) 2013-08-25 1:38
Impressive and beautiful landscape well taken, good vertical presentation, nice light capture and good scale with people.
lousat (92858) 2013-08-25 1:39
HI Brian,when the sun kiss the ground and the storm is coming,the result is always fantastic,especially in a magic place like this,really a great spectacle taken whit your usual top quality of details and colors,very well done!!Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
krzychu30 (15512) 2013-08-25 2:03
as I see you chose a little more remote place to admire the beauty of this scene.The POV is great-it provides us an excellent view of the Canyon without crowds of tourists you left at the lookout point:)
And finally the approaching storm,which makes so lovely contrast to the still nicely illuminated Canyon.
Have a nice sunday
Royaldevon (39710) 2013-08-25 2:06
There is so much to attract attention, here. The sculptured cliff with its ant-like occupants would have made a great shot on its own but the approaching storm had to be included to give an added sense of drama.
You know, it would be a great opening shot to a macabre science fiction story, where the population commits mass suicide rather than be taken over by the approaching aliens! Have I a story in me waiting to emerge ....!
Have a great day,
jhm (154548) 2013-08-25 2:31
We see a lot people on the big rocks these people, these have to have a very nice view about these area.
Of course are the thunderstorm clouds make these picture attractive.
Very well composition and nice panoramic view about these area.
Excellent done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
snunney (100740) 2013-08-25 2:35
The people give the image scale and bring the scene to life. I like the use of the vertical format and, especially, the contrast in lighting between the bottom and top parts of the composition. The clouds rolling in on the storm are very impressive and help create depth for the composition. Superb tones and detail to be observed in the foreground rocks. I wish you a pleasant Sunday and trust you are having better weather than us.
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2013-08-25 2:36
another great landscape here. Landscape is rarely seen in vertical format but you proved the system wrong through your last photographs. It is also a nice and colourful one with a great depth. The dark sky at top made your shot really eye catching. Great work. Tfs.
marabu61 (11061) 2013-08-25 2:41
Superb contrast between the stormy sky and the sunny plateau in the foreground. The crowds on top of the viewing plattform add a great sense of scale to the composition and I like the change of the colors from the warm in the foreground to the colder background.
have a great sunday
limielski (0) 2013-08-25 2:51
The famous Grand Canyon and the known viewpoint showed at all its best.
The storm and your skills created an amazing atmosphere of this shot.
Have a nice Sunday,
adidas5nb (5743) 2013-08-25 2:52
wow..just about the most amazing landscape i have seen.beautiful colors and pov.what an overpowering view.and the sheer range and shades of color is staggering. love it.
wolf38 (31296) 2013-08-25 2:55
Hi Brian. What a great landscape. In such a grandiose landscape, people feel small. Light, colors and composition are masterful.
williewhistler (16398) 2013-08-25 3:33
Hello Brian,you have handled the spectacular landscape beneath the stormy sky immaculately, taking full advantage of the elements at your disposal,the curved strata layers in the sunlight contrast well against the sky and whilst sometimes people can be a pain on this occasion they add a great sense of scale to the shot.
All the best for the remaining Bank Holiday,
serp2000 (44574) 2013-08-25 4:39
I hope to see this famous place very soon. Superb! I love this view, impressive pattern on the stormy clouds... TFS!
Best wishes and Have a great week!
Romano46 (18472) 2013-08-25 6:36
trovo molto interessante in questa foto il contrasto tra la roccia in primo piano. colpita dalla luce ed affolattati di turisti con lo sfonche che invece appare in ombra, pur con i suoi infiniti colori vivaci.
Un ottimo contrasto che vivacizza lo scattoi e lo rende estremamente piacevole. Ottima anche la consistenza delle nuvole che aggiungono ulteriore valore alla composizione.
Ciao e buona domenica
rychem (37371) 2013-08-25 7:14
The view is really amazing, but I like the composition of your photo with people on the top of the rock, it gives us the scale of Grand Canyon
SnapRJW (31629) 2013-08-25 7:57
Hello Brian - The majestic canyon is put into perspective by the tiny figures who gaze out over its vastness. Together with the heavy storm clouds this natural wonder really shows how small we are in the greater scheme of things. Excellent shot and food for thought. Warm regards Rosemary
aleXundar (1256) 2013-08-25 7:59
I envy those people who are present there to enjoy the nature's show. We are no less lucky to witness the scene as a whole through your fantastic image. Great colors and DOF. Thanks for sharing such a classic.
willperrett (11080) 2013-08-25 8:32
Great light of course, as your title indicates. The contrast between the sky, the far side of the canyon and the brightly lit closer ridge is very impressive. The people also are a bonus, offering a sense of scale. Lovely work.
Bartleby (13552) 2013-08-25 9:52
the flock of people give a good sense of scale in your picture and the layered composition works really well. Definitely on my to-go list of places.
dkmurphys (59995) 2013-08-25 13:13
What a lovely sky in the background! I like the atmosphere and the superb natural colors. Good catch!
Nicou (144264) 2013-08-25 19:16
quel ciel bleu gris sueprbe avec ce mouvement et l'effet de mystère et l'éclairage sur les falaises merveilleux panorama avec les personnes.
Bravo et amitié
jjcordier (79297) 2013-08-25 22:57
Superbe et spectaculaire photo avec un ciel impressionnant et une très belle lumière. Splendide palette de couleurs.
Tu n'étais visiblement pas le seul pour admirer le spectacle!
annjackman (21899) 2013-08-26 4:18
An awe-inspiring canyon that I found difficult to capture on film in a way that did justice to the place. Perhaps I should go back for a fourth time and try with a digital camera! Your shot has amazing depth and detail with gorgeous rich colours helped by the very stormy sky. The people look the size of ants against such a dramatic and huge landscape.
Kind Regards, Ann
Raz13 (137) 2013-08-26 5:16
Nothing can compete with natural colours, and there are so many in this shot.
What a beautiful sight. I always wanted to drive down south to the Grand Canyon.
jcpix (13930) 2013-08-27 17:45
Once again set to comment on your most recent pic, when I looked out the window and saw a similar looking storm working its way my direction...and well, this image was quickly the one that jumped out at me! :) Often times during the summer monsoons I'll just pull up a chair in the back yard and watch nature paint the skies, until it starts raining or blowing debris anyway!?
What a fantastic vantage point you've obtained here, and an equally impressive composition and moment captured. Certainly an instance where including so much of natures handy work is the central element and theme. I was referring to the sky, but in all fact, the entire scene is natures work! Such vibrant and contrasting colors, a cracker of a shot. I bet the tourism board would love to see these images. Great work! Enjoy the day ahead.
Friendly regards from PHX,
Didi (60588) 2013-08-28 9:31
Fantastic stormy sky and very beautiful view
Interesting spotlight on the rock who gives a nice contrast with the dark background
adores (45715) 2013-09-07 13:17
This is beautiful, the incredible landscape around, the sky and specially those people there on the rocks - people look so small in this incredible place. Great shot!
- Copyright: Brian Denton (timecapturer) (49288)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-09-09
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature
- Camera: Sony Alpha 850 DSLR, Sony 28-75mm F2.8 SAM, Hoya Super UV
- Exposure: f/18.0, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): The Grand Canyon [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-08-25 1:34