The last glimpse of the Colorado River as rain clouds move in across the canyon at Desert View on the south rim of the magnificent Grand Canyon in Arizona, USA.
Nobody has marked this note useful
Critiques | Translate
elkab (4951) 2011-09-21 2:24
Amazing and moody composition of the fantastic place with extraordinary enviroment. Fantastic POV and DOF. Superb light management and natural colors of montains. Lovely sky. Fantastic natural framing
dta (69442) 2011-09-21 2:49
Hello Brian ,
Back from the USA ! With a superb picture of the Grand Canyon . The stones in the FG , the light , the outstanding sky , are great features , here .
snunney (87272) 2011-09-21 2:50
What a splendid view over the Grand Canyon enhanced by that dramatic bank of clouds, which makes a wonderful contrast with the rich red tones of the landscape. Wonderful saturated colours and superb depth.
mkamionka (31457) 2011-09-21 3:12
wow, I am really exited to see this place in your gallery. With your great eye this is a place where I expect stunning compositions.
And this is the first one of them.
I see you had a good luck with the clouds which make the view even more interesting.
Great selection of the vertical foreground: very original and effective.
You have also managed to find a POV with a view of the river.
Excellent capture, I look forward to seeing more...
macjake (58824) 2011-09-21 3:25
great to see you back!
Where else did you go? I guess we'll have to wait and see!
a splendid opener of a photo. great idea to include the rocks all the up the far right side of the frame.
lovely clouds, great colors and depth.
looks almost like a painting. a successful first photo. hope to see more just like it.
ricochet (9696) 2011-09-21 3:31
Nice to see you again from your trip!
Amazing view, excellent vertical framing, great depth and a splendid cloudy sky!
stevesaba (8135) 2011-09-21 3:31
Beautifully done! For me this photo is close to perfection. Excellent work, and very attractive. And what a place! Warm regards,
yquem46 (38746) 2011-09-21 3:43
welcome back brian
looks like we are at the very beginning of a long series of splendid shots of the american western parks . For our pleasure
I've been there 10 times but I think that I could go for another 10 !
Splendid shot in all aspects Brian, no need to say
yzzabelle (257) 2011-09-21 4:20
Beautiful details, colors and amazing skies! Bravo! Isabelle
JFS (32459) 2011-09-21 4:42
IMPRESSIVE view over the Canyon, so many textures...hight quality and excellent depth of field. The sky is just marvelous. Thanks for sharing!
tober (8797) 2011-09-21 5:20
Impressive skyscape above and and amazing landscape below complement eachother very very nicely. It also has a bit of 3D effect due to the well managed depth of field. Congratulations, Tolga
francio64 (39397) 2011-09-21 5:25
fantastica vista del Grand Canyon con un eccellente taglio verticale e un bellissimo contrasto cromatico tra la roccia e il cielo abbellito dalle nuvole bianche.
Spero hai goduto di una bella vacanza qui in Arizona.
Well done and TFS!
tyro (21106) 2011-09-21 5:29
This one's a Stunner!
Although the colours, detail, clarity and lighting of the wonderful rock formations are all superb, these are all nothing compared to that incredibly beautiful sky above.
A stunning photograph, very well and very carefully composed.
faletiz (10759) 2011-09-21 9:54
stunning image of the Grand Canyon! Beautiful composition, infinite depth. The sky is very beautiful. Excellent balance of shadow and light.
Have a nice evening
williewhistler (14997) 2011-09-21 10:08
Hello Brian,what an amazing view,the warm colours of the hostile environment are beautifully captured.
Nice one indeed.
Best regards Les.
brianmcc (6185) 2011-09-21 10:21
hi brian, superb picture. very good composition nd point of view. the colours are great, and the cloud shapes all add to the over impression.
Cricri (109625) 2011-09-21 11:28
Vraiment splendide cette image, tant dans le cadrage, l'impressionnant paysage, la profondeur et des couleurs magnifiques, compliment
bema (26361) 2011-09-21 11:35
now we knew where you have been in your abscent.. one of the ultimat locations for photographers and landscape-picture-lovers, i guess..
and you show us here a real fine view across the valley, the sky above is really fantastic!
tfs, see you soon, regards Bernd
limielski (0) 2011-09-21 12:21
It takes my breath away. Wonderful, amazing, beautiful. I can't say more!!!
Have a nice evening!
korbee (6617) 2011-09-21 13:33
This very much photographed and populair Brian,so you must hae good ideas to make something surprising and special ;]]
This is a great job,a unique vieuw with lots of depth,and the far away black rain makes it even more
interesting and specteculair.
vasilpro (41035) 2011-09-21 13:43
Wonderful vertical composition, excellent light management, beautiful landscape with a lovely cloudy sky, natural colors, very nice POV, very good clarity and contrast.
Best regards, Vasilis.
Budapestman (82620) 2011-09-21 14:11
Hi Brian, Welcome back!
This is a fantastic photo of this amazing place, the composition is very spectacular, the atmosphere is fabulous, great view, Tfs! Have a nice evening! Kellemes estét kívánok!
emka (82540) 2011-09-21 15:29
Hi Brian, I was wondering where you disappeared, and you went to South-west! I can imagine how wonderful photos we will admire. this view of great Canyon is magnificent. Well selected POV, superb sharpness and these wonderful clouds..
Robert1969 (7160) 2011-09-21 22:34
The Grand Canyon is a difficult subject and it's difficult
to make an original picture.
With this beautiful point of view and composition
you make it original.
The forground makes the picture exciting and it
creats a beautiful depth in this picture.
Also wonderful is the light management: you can see
every detail both on the landscape and sky and only
a few people will succeed with this.... Your one of them....My compliments.
ravinmb (1303) 2011-09-22 1:28
I wanted to see more of your pictures and this is just splendid. Good light, good color.. very nice landscape.. Very well composed and framed..
Have a great day.
erhan1958 (15362) 2011-09-22 2:48
photo shoot point-to-excellent, excellent light and sharpness. great depth
I really liked this photo
delpeoples (54101) 2011-09-22 2:55
Ahh so this is where you've been. Welcome back. What a beautiful place. And this photo is stupendous. The colours, textures and depth of field are magnificent. You really have captured that isolation and vastness of the American desert. The vertical frame suits perfectly and adds to the depth. Just beautiful.
Have a great day
Hellas (6853) 2011-09-22 3:45
Thank you for sharing this wonderful picture!
Stunning scenery and very good exposure too!
Color and detail fascinate the viewer!
mayjayne (3943) 2011-09-22 4:01
Magnificent view. I like the way the richness of the red tones of the rocks at the far right contrast with the rest of the canyon and sky beyong.
Bluejeans (64249) 2011-09-22 5:24
Ola Brian ,
Está brutal esta tua foto vertical no Grand Canyon ,gostei muito das cores e da luz , ficou lindo o contraste entre o céu e a terra , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
federico (3010) 2011-09-22 6:48
hi brian great subject, great POV, wonderfull colors, nice vertical compositin, good deepth, what else to say..
danos (88841) 2011-09-22 8:46
fascinating the panoramic view of this part of Grand Canyon in Arizona.I like the spectacular colour tints of the rocks,with the threaten clouds above,to make the scene even more effective.
annjackman (20371) 2011-09-24 6:41
This is spectacular. I have found it very hard to photograph this canyon because of haze. You have managed the light wonderfully. The clouds and what looks like a rain shower in the distance really add to the atmosphere. The colours of the rock strata are saturated just right - love it!
romanaa (7966) 2011-09-24 10:50
as I love your country, I mostly tend to react to your British pictures. There have been thousands of Grand Canyons on TE, but this picture is a real stunner. The depth here is incredible giving 3D, leading me to far far away as well as deep in the depth, giving me vertigo feelings.
Just amazing. Bravo
bergese (6699) 2011-09-24 12:09
Great capture with beautiful colors.The pov is wonderful.Splendid.
Best regards Isabelle
paura (47166) 2011-09-24 14:33
Excellent photo composition here, showing us this peace of paradise under excellent photo job. well done.
sevy (15365) 2011-09-25 0:43
Great landscape. What else to say?
Full deep of field, cleaness of the air making the landscape well seen very far and the shape of the clouds closing the frame but in the same time increasing the depth feeling.
npecanhuk (68118) 2011-09-25 18:35
This is even better than the one I have just commented about! I love everything here, from sharpness, depth and colors to chosen pov and composition!
TFS - congrats,
RhodieIke (11742) 2011-09-26 12:34
Hi Brian, see you have been busy too hiking about in the USA, Super photo of this fantastic scene, love how you have captured the Fg, rock pile then on to the awesome view, and what colours in the layers and the clouds hovering over head,( on my visit list) Well done, Cheers Iain.
mjdundee (4663) 2011-10-05 10:02
This view makes it impossible to write a constructive critique - it is the ultimate CC view - a perfect capture. Full stop. Thanks for sharing.
kiks (11777) 2011-10-12 10:48
wow...i wish i was there. Fantastic the clouds repaiting the shape of the pile at the right of the photo. But only the landschape and mix of colors is already impressive.
adores (39187) 2011-10-15 10:53
One of your photos for sure:)! Great colours, a beautiful blue sky and a good composition. I like the inclusion of these stones in foreground. Must be a great place to visit!
patpatch (1601) 2011-10-18 8:52
A superb view.Really.
I didn't manage to capture any good pictures like this when i was at Grand canyon last june.
The light wan't very good ,a bit sunny but with a grey sky.
Here the light is wonderful and give to the rocks a great richness of colors with a lot of details.
kabel (1861) 2011-10-25 21:53
Hello Brian, everything about this photo is first rate. Spectacular colors, great DOF with your small aperture. Interesting choice to use the rocks as an anchor for the eye to grab ahold of first before gazing out into the expansiveness of the Grand Canyon. The play of light is masterful. The clouds really work their magic here.
You chose a great vantage point to make the image.
It is very inspiring to me to see such a wonderful photo.
thanks for sharing with us here on TE.
ds5icy (255) 2011-12-11 23:57
Wonderful... No word can decribe my feelings to see the spectacle.
Island (612) 2011-12-23 13:35
I'm always happy like a child when I come on your page because I know I'll find some colours and beautiful things...But I have a regret...I don't speak well your language to express all the emotions when I see your pictures. This is an amazing one. The result is very impressive with the contrast of colours, sky, clouds and stones. The light is perfect ... Congratulations!
Thanks for sharing Brian :))
aliabazari (16050) 2012-02-17 9:41
Sharp and very beautiful image with good composition.
ebingul (1928) 2012-02-25 5:15
This is a great composition with amazing colours,light management and sky.POV and DOF are extraordinary.Overall it's a fantastic image quality.Very well done and TFS.
kennyblack (4207) 2012-04-11 2:03
Looking at your gallery is not easy to choose one picture because they are all beautiful and the fruit of hard work. Today I chose this one for the richness of the Details and superb colors. A wonderful play of light and shadow. Congratulations on the 'excellent work and thanks for post.
A greeting and good wishes for the day ... Marino
Bournazel (0) 2013-03-06 1:50
Dramatic landscape and sky
a place I know very well
Good composition I loove It
- 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/16, 1/160 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): *Asterisks*, The Grand Canyon [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-09-21 2:14
- Favorites: 2 [view]