The inclusion of people & part of the lookout platform, give a better idea of scale, than previous uploads. Taken late afternoon, so not much that I could do about the shadow across the canyon at right. I commuted from Flagstaff, although expensive accomodation is available at Grand Canyon Village, for sunrise shots.
This section of the South Rim, is around 7,000 feet above sea level. The Canyon is a mile deep in places, where the Colorado River has cut down to the bedrock, over the millenia.
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barrufeto_77 (28886) 2009-04-07 0:45
For sure, a nice place to visit & enjoy. The views must be superb!
siolaw (38292) 2009-04-07 0:50
A great spot with superb colors of the mountains and cliffs and correct sharpness level... i would be a bit dizzy there as i suffer from heights scare!
Greetings from Bangkok
besnard (55339) 2009-04-07 0:52
Un très joli cliché de ce lieu magique que j'ai eu la chance de découvrir.
Merci pour ce rappel de bons souvenirs et bonne journée.
saxo042 (37724) 2009-04-07 1:12
Been there, seen that :-) We were there in October last year and this fine photo brings back all the memories! A beautiful sight!
Wahclellaspirit (3985) 2009-04-07 1:13
I like the colorful rimrock and the view from your vantagepoint. You have succeeded in showing the scale of just the immediiate area where the viewpoint is, but in that, the depth behind the viewpoint is overwhelming for many to comprehend. From flood rises desert...
Budapestman (82620) 2009-04-07 1:17
What a view. This is a fantastic lookout. The composition is very spectacular, the view is amazing. Great shot of this romantic country. Have a nice day!
snunney (90798) 2009-04-07 1:29
A fine composition with an excellent point of view. I like the tonal contrasts whilst the people bring a human touch to this massive and expansive landscape. Very good natural looking colours and excellent sharpness throughout.
mark_mk (266) 2009-04-07 1:32
the famous Grand Canyon, when I was there myself I couldn`t believe the beauty of this place and the next thing I noticed is it is almost impossible to capture its beauty on camera, but you did well here. The inclusion of the people in the image gives an idea of the size of the canyon, though you still can´t imagine how huge it really is unless you see it yourself. Very nice shot, I like it a lot!
Nicou (131494) 2009-04-07 1:37
quelle vue sur ce canyon, c'est fraiment impressionant, l'immesité, le couleur sont grandioses, et ce ciel pur et limpide, une merveille.
Bravo et amitié
jusninasirun (17162) 2009-04-07 1:40
Amazing details at the edge of the cliff. The view is breathtaking and the exposure and sharpness are perfect.. Indah sekali :-)
AiresSantos (56155) 2009-04-07 2:01
Great POV and colours in this excellent picture
Fine sharpness and light management. I like it a lot
TFS and have a nice day
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2009-04-07 2:40
Hello Chris! Mysterious place, mysterious landscape. Excellent light and shadow, perfect colours, ideal saturation. Splendid effect. Good luck!
Gerrit (51130) 2009-04-07 3:30
what a place and what a view. I can imagen that they made a fence there. I can feel it in my legs when I watch this photo.
Great light and coplors.
asajernigan (21427) 2009-04-07 3:37
Your composition and POV are great here. The lighting is strong but you have handled it nicely. The colors are well saturated and the photo has excellent sharpness and detail. The people give the scene a sense of scale.
TopGeo (38216) 2009-04-07 4:08
Hi Chris Are impressive the places there and his big view depth of also region marvelously. The colours! the persons and the prospect add, in the beautiful opinion
pierrefonds (61070) 2009-04-07 4:53
The presence of the people has an effect of scale. The point of view toward the Grand Canyon and the horizon which is giving depth yp the photo. The intensity of the light is enhancing the colors and is giving a good contrast to them. Have a nice day.
trekks (14348) 2009-04-07 4:54
Incredible POV of this canyon and you had a good sweeping view to include a thin slice of the interesting blue sky which actually competes for attention against the cliff rock formation. I can see the layers of color on the strata so clearly. I am not sure if there is overexposure on the left, perhaps it is the color tone of the stone itself.
You would not be able to convert the shadow into something else, no but very good capture.
dareco (17134) 2009-04-07 8:51
A place I dearly love :) Very nice lighting which brings out the colors and creatives lovely shadows. Nice work! TFS
npecanhuk (70876) 2009-04-07 9:09
Wonderful picture! Terrific Landscape! This place is truly a natural world's wonder!
Outstanding sharpness, excellent exposure, natural and beautiful colors, priviledged viewpoint and great composition!
TFS - Congratulations!
janusz2054 (2) 2009-04-07 10:23
Fantastic shot the view is amazing.
Royaldevon (33837) 2009-04-07 14:02
You're right, the people help to give an understanding of the immense scale of this amazing canyon! The eroded cliffs seem to go on for ever, with their characteristic coloured layers!
You have managed to give us 'non-visitors' a sense of the grandeur, breathtaking beauty and enormity of this wonderful natural spectacle.
Have a good day,
ribeiroantonio (22637) 2009-04-07 18:50
It is an excellent shot. The colours of the different rock layers are wonderful and the harsh light was very well managed.
In here, people look insignificant when compared with the immensity of the scenery. Thanks for view.
Waylim (25434) 2009-04-07 20:14
It is true, I like to include thing in the foreground often for composition as well as depth and reference of scale. This is really a gigantic view, Grand Canyond can never be fully appreciated in a photo, but this one is as good as it get showing the decent and the distance. You got a beautiful sunny day. I planned to be here in June but get cancel due to work schedule. I'm trying again for September. Cheers and thanks.
Cricri (112089) 2009-04-07 23:02
Un lieu magnifique, impressionnant, j'aime aussi la différence des couleurs des rochers, un lieu qui mérite d'etre visiter
hay_kes (30858) 2009-04-07 23:31
What an amazing view vith superb POV and perspective.TFS.
Cretense (68695) 2009-04-08 0:48
Another "unearthy" landscape in your excellent gallery! Fantastic nature photography, the place is unique, great framing and composition, great light managment and colours! congratulations!
BelCan75 (2201) 2009-04-08 11:15
This is an amazing shot of the Grand Canyon with all the different layers, lines and details. I like how you have included the lookout platform...you can really see the grandeur and scale of this canyon. Great light and beautiful colours. Excellent work, Chris!
stego (24126) 2009-04-08 12:49
It's interesting that you include the lookout platform with people, not only to give scale, but to give the opportunity to see a a different, unusual and not less realistic sight of the place. I don't dislike the shadow on the right. The compo is very well done.
JCG (35129) 2009-04-16 11:05
Another breathtaking view on this famous landscape. The light is superb and is well worth the color so typical of this arid and hostile but beautiful area. I would like to be in place of these people !!! Thank you Chris.
With all my friendships and soon