Photography and commentary from John Fujimagari

Posts tagged “America

The Stones Themselves

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In Monument Valley, the red coloured rocks are quite prominent and the vivid hues are in your face. I thought that removing the colour and presenting the scene in black and white would show the grain and structure of the giant boulders and cliff face. Hopefully the tuft of grasses included at the bottom of the frame gives the image a sense of scale.

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Desert Basin

Desert Basin

 

When leaving Newspaper Rock in the Petrified Forest National Park, I noticed a dark spot on the top of a large rock. On closer investigation, I found it to be an indentation about a foot and a half across and six inches deep. I’m not sure where the water came from. The October weather was fairly mild and I don’t know when the last rainfall had taken place.

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Sunset Glow On The South Rim

Sunset Glow On The South Rim

 

Continuing our walk on the South Rim trail, the sun was just below the horizon as we arrived at Grand Canyon Village. The trail changes in nature from a narrow path to a wide concrete walkway with a stone wall at the cliff’s edge. The soft glow in the Golden Hour produced magenta pastels in the eastern skies and an even filtered light deep into the canyon itself.

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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.

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