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From The South Rim Trail

From The South Rim Trail

 

For a photographer seeing the Grand Canyon for the first time is invigorating, amazing and awe inspiring. Walking along the South Rim trail is a great way to spend a few hours, communing with nature. As the sun lowered in the west, it became selective in the features that were lit. Adding to an already impressive show.

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Grand Canyon From Desert View

Grand Canyon From Desert View

 

To the east of the Grand Canyon Village is the Desert View Watch Tower. From here you can see the Colorado River as it winds down the bottom of the chasm. This is looking towards the north. The Little Colorado River joins the Colorado just past the outcropping on the upper right of the image.

In the best light…

West Mitten And The Big Indian

West Mitten And The Big Indian

 

The Big Indian might not be politically correct these days, but the name lingers on in Monument Valley. I’m shooting this from about a half mile away from the West Mitten. The Big Indian is the monolith to the right and is over a mile away from my vantage point. If you’ve never been, I highly recommend going.

In the best light…

White House Ruin

White House Ruin

The White House Ruin was one of the locations I had to see on our trip the Four Corners region. We were unable to take our tour in the bottom of Canyon De Chelly due to high winds. I shot this image from the south rim of the Canyon. I found out about this location by studying Ansel Adams prints in school.

Below is Ansel’s shot taken from the canyon floor.

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Dreams Of Shiprock

Dreams Of Shiprock

 

The Shiprock formation is in the far northwest corner of New Mexico, just east of the Arizona border. It’s the most prominent feature of the area. For some reason the memory is etched on my mind. When I think of returning to the Four Corners region, it’s Shiprock that I want to see.

The original image had a heavy cast of haze. With the new Dehaze tool in Lightroom CC 2015, I was able to extract a useable image.

In the best light…

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