"The Grand Canyon. It is a French name, isn't it?"
"Yep, Grand is French name, indeed"
"What's meaning of this ? The French people were the first here?"
"They came here and they said to the American Indians: "This place will be named A la Grand Canyon".
" And the Indians answered them: OK. Why not?"
It was our comic dialogue with Jason.
But the serious history of the Canyon told us about the Spanish footprint.
In September 1540, under orders from the conquistador Francisco Vásquez de Coronado to search for the fabled Seven Cities of Cibola, Captain Garcia Lopez de Cardenas, along with Hopi guides and a small group of Spanish soldiers, traveled to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon between Desert View and Moran Point. Pablo de Melgrossa, Juan Galeras, and a third soldier descended some one third of the way into the Canyon until they were forced to return because of lack of water. In their report, they noted that some of the rocks in the Canyon were "bigger than the great tower of Seville." It is speculated that their Hopi guides must have been reluctant to lead them to the river, since they must have known routes to the canyon floor. Afterwards, no Europeans visited the Canyon for over two hundred years.
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jhm (152970) 2014-03-06 4:42
The Grand Canyon one of the most beautiful rocks areas in America with a wonderful relief on almost all rocks.
You chose a very well angle this cares for depth and perspective.
An excellent image with light and shadows.
You took a very nice picture with a lovely composition.
The clear sky shows a nice contrast.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
HimalAnda (10667) 2014-03-06 4:52
I like the outdoor, so I like this beautiful picture!
The vertical format is a good choice because it allows us to see how deep the canyon is.
The colors are beautiful, the sharpness is good.
dkmurphys (58755) 2014-03-06 6:12
Spectacular panorama of the amazing canyon. I like the textures and the colors, well taken.
Kamilutka (8107) 2014-03-06 6:44
that means this photo is very much for me, as I love nature and wonderful landscapes. This one is amazing and very well taken. The choice of POV could not have been better - the yellowish rock with the tree add contrasting colors to the red canyon.
Great colors, contrast and sharpness.
I really enjoy it!
saxo042 (37884) 2014-03-06 7:54
A very impressive view with a very fine depth. An fine reminder of the day we spent here in 2008.
holmertz (52782) 2014-03-06 9:03
I guess this must be one of the most spectacular places in the world. I am not terribly interested in going there but I certainly enjoy watching this photo. The light and colours are really superb. This must be a great memory for you, much more exciting than a cloudy day in Malmö.
PaulVDV (29019) 2014-03-06 9:48
An amazing view! Excellent depth!
I like the inclusion of the light coloured cliff and the tree at the left. They help for the good composition and the DOF.
Best regards, Paul
daddo (26788) 2014-03-06 15:30
Zdravo Serghei. A POV for the brave and not for those with vertigo. What a drop!Spectacular landscape. The tree in the foreground gives us a feeling of familiarity in this alien looking place. Excellent skills on show here: light, sharpness, composition. Pozdrav. Klaudio. Nadamo se da nece Slaven ubivati Slavena jos jednom.
fritzi007 (10717) 2014-03-06 15:31
ein Meisterwerk, sehr gut gemacht, und der historische Hintergrund!
jcpix (13930) 2014-03-06 19:58
A-ha, a million reasons to like this one! :)) Ahhh, such fond memories come rushing back in a heartbeat. Loving this composition, the sensation of the canyons depth and distance is conveyed succinctly...I'm even feeling a bit dizzy seeing how far down this drops. A pallet of natural colors and textures that any photographer would enjoy, and so we did, yeah? :)
We couldn't have asked for better weather too, the clear blue sky makes for super contrasting color, and the sun lit up the layers of rock divinely. Oui oui, c'est fantastique Le Canyon Grand! lol
Now I'm going to be looking back over my pictures this weekend, thanks for the spark. Have a good one, take care my dear friend. All the best.
Cheers from Arizona,
Corry (4508) 2014-03-06 20:42
Superbe point de vue en plongée sur le Grand Canyon avec ses roches de différentes couleurs. Magnifique ! Salutations.
emka (97683) 2014-03-06 22:56
For those who love outdoor - it means for me :). Fantastic picture of grand Canyon and I can imagine all the fun you had with Jason there. Without you, he wouldn't go there. Why should he go to somewhere so close :). The biggest surprise for me that it looks so rocky but the area around is so flat. We were very close to it, and didn't know it. I can imagine what surprise it must have been to the first white men there.
Warm regards Malgo
cornejo (42353) 2014-03-07 10:39
Hello Serghei, excellent photography of this amazing place, very well captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, nice color and light. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy weekend.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
Noel_Byrne (31132) 2014-03-07 10:44
What a place :) This is without doubt one of the most impressive places on earth, and you really captured its spirit in this scene. We have depth, height, expansive view and the amazing colors of the rocks. I get dizzy looking at this, and I love that effect from photos!
Thanks as always
macjake (67806) 2014-03-07 11:10
I remember this viewpoint very well.
I also remember seeing people trying to get to as close to the edge as possible, almost falling over into the abyss! yikes!!
Seems like you and Jason had very deep and meaningful conversations! haha
love this view everytime i see it. Clear and sharp all the way through.
enjoy your weekend
photoray (13981) 2014-03-08 16:51
Fine vertical view from the top looking into the Grande Canyon, displaying the multiple geological features unique and colorful, and a glimpse of the Bright Angel Trail heading towards the Colorado River and Phantom Ranch (not visible).
Thanks for sharing,
krzychu30 (15512) 2014-03-09 1:06
better than the view from Sears Tower!
Love the barren andscape and love the vertical format here,which I think makes the "vertigo"effect even more visible and expressive.
Certainly a place and the view I could admire for a very,very long time.
Have a nice sunday
pierrefonds (66462) 2014-03-20 15:31
The wideness of the area is giving depth o the composition. The point of view is showing the details and the colours of this area of the Grand Canyon. Theood luminosity is enhancing the beauty of the colours. Have a nice day.