Day 42 – Sunset at the Grand Canyon   7 comments

It’s day 2 at the Grand Canyon. We got up bright and early to catch sunrise and we were rewarded for our efforts with skies just clear enough to let the sun shine under the clouds. Beautiful rays shone across the peaks highlighting the colours of the canyon. 20 minutes after sunrise, the sun was behind the clouds and stayed that way for most of the day.

Despite the overcast weather, we toured the majority of the southern rim from Desert View to Hermit’s Rest. The views somehow just kept getting better and better at each stop. The canyon just doesn’t stop impressing.

I recently read that the canyon is notoriously hard to photograph and it’s so true. Pictures don’t seem to capture the grandeur, the scale, or the details. While I spent a lot of time looking at the canyon through the lens today, I found that there was so much more to see by getting out from behind the camera.

By 4pm, we had stopped at virtually every lookout and the folks were ready to call it a day. I ran them back into town and then headed back out for the sunset. I chose Hopi Point and kept my fingers crossed that the clouds would break. I was lucky again. About 30 minutes before sunset, the sun dropped through a clearing in the clouds and lit up the canyon in front of me.

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7 responses to “Day 42 – Sunset at the Grand Canyon

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  1. It can be so difficult to get a photo that captures a moment the way you saw it at the time. But, your pictures of the desert have been amazing. What a wonderful trip to take this time of year!

    • Thanks Jolene. It really is a great time to visit Arizona. Not too hot and not too many people. With this taste, I’m keen to plan a more thorough trip in the future.

  2. Very, very, nice!

  3. I really like how the sun is capturing the edges throughout the image, hope you guys are having a great time.

  4. Magnificent!

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