Being a "rock fan" not just the music over the decades, but also Earth's geology over the millennium, the Grand Canyon is one of my favorites for obvious reasons.
The Canyon has 40 major sedimentary rock layers going back 2 billion years. The Colorado River and its tributaries plus rain have carved the main canyon and many others. Differential erosion has left varying formations.
One of the best ways to sample the Canyon's geology is to saunter along "The Trail of Time" starting at the South Rim's Verkamps Visitor Center. Each meter walked along the trail represents one million years of geologic history, marked by bronze markers. Along the way are displays explaining the geologic history, ending at the Yavapai Geology Museum for even more information and physical knowledge.
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Mesut09 (378) 2014-04-07 7:45
Hello my friend.. Really good canyon..;) Good capture...If i visit to your country one day.. i will take here with my machine.. COngratulations..
serp2000 (40042) 2014-04-07 9:59
Funny note, and Jason and me are rock fans )) But we also like these picturesque rocks. 2 billions years, OMG!
Some strange colors, but your archive photo is very attractive. It looks like an old scanned photo.
Have a nice day, my neighbor!
Noel_Byrne (24349) 2014-04-07 11:37
Its impossible not to be mightily impressed by this view, the history of the earth laid out for all to see and admire. All of these layers present such beautiful color and a fine subject for photography too. I very much like the odd yellow green hue from the rock surfaces too, I don't think Ive seen many images from here which feature that.
Thanks as always
Silvio1953 (122353) 2014-04-07 12:18
Ciao Ray, great POV on fantastic canyion, wonderful warm colors and splendid light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
fritzi007 (5478) 2014-04-07 12:24
beautiful landscape with good color combination!
Wish you a nice day
emka (79016) 2014-04-07 13:18
Hello Ray, Splendid view of Grand Canyon. It must be interesting to go this trail of time.
Warm regards from Tbilisi
elenimavrandoni (14249) 2014-04-07 20:01
Ray, endless panorama and a very intriguing photographic theme!! I'm sure that light and color change by the minute there..
great picture and note, always very informative and extensive with your presentations..
I wish you to go to Acropolis one day...you have never seen something like it..
delpeoples (53009) 2014-04-09 19:31
Like you, I'm a rock fan in every sense of the word, so this photo floats my boat, bigtime. No matter how many times I see the Grand Canyon, I can't get enough of it. And this is a stunning shot. The greenish tones and the touch of red are beautiful and quite surprising as I always thought of the Canyon as being red and bare. Impressive sharpness and depth. A delightful photo.
Have a great Thursday