Photography and commentary from John Fujimagari

Posts tagged “Colorado

Before Moonset, Yaki Point

Before Moonset, Yaki Point


In order for the moon to be full, it must be on the opposite side of the earth from the sun. So, moonrise happens at sunset and moonset happens at sunrise. Two days after the full moon the moon is still in the sky when the sun is up. The sun is up high enough to reach into the canyon but hasn’t reached the Colorado River at the bottom of the gorge.

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Moonrise Over The Canyon

Moonrise over the Canyon


The sun had just dipped below the horizon in the west, and when I turned around the moon had risen above the Kaibab Plateau for the evening. Starting into the Blue Hour the colours were more muted than with the direct sunlight shining on them.

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Above The Kaibab Trail

Above The Kaibab Trail


Evening falls on the Grand Canyon and it gets dark quickly deep in the recesses. From this vantage point, you can see the Kaibab Trail, one of the main paths to the canyon floor, and the Colorado River far below.

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Golden Light On The North Rim

Golden Light on the North Rim


The sun sets quickly in Arizona compared to here above the Fiftieth Parallel. The shadows are deep and dark in the interior of the Grand Canyon. Preserving the details in all of that dimness can be a chore. The highlighted formations stand out.

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Hikers’ Rest

Hikers' Rest


Two hikers take some time out of their day at the Grand Canyon to sit and read in the last of the sun’s rays for the day. The late afternoon light gives off a warm glow on the light coloured rocks.

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