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Grand Canyon, south rim after sunrise

Posted by
Julie L. Brown, Photobirder (Indianapolis, Indiana, United States) on 15 August 2013 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

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South Rim of the Grand Canyon, Arizona
3-26-13 at 6:54am

Arizona Landscapes 2013 series

At the end of March I went to Arizona for a landscape workshop led by Don Smith and Gary Hart. On our second day we went back to the South Rim to shoot the sunrise. This image was made 30 minutes after sunrise.

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Canon EOS 5D Mark II 1/10 second F/16.0 ISO 200 27 mm

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Focales from Rhône-Alpes, France


15 Aug 2013 5:22am

@Focales: Merci!

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

This series never stops amazing me . . the Canyon has never looked so Grand.

15 Aug 2013 6:34am

@Ronnie 2¢: Thank you, Ronnie. Your comments make me smile.

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Julie this is somewhere I have always wanted to visit and with what you are showing us it's not just a want, I NEED to visit and see it for myself. What fantastic colours, a beautiful image

15 Aug 2013 6:41am

@Doug: Thank you, Doug. I'm glad that you are enjoying this series, and I hope that you get a chance to visit this crown jewel of the American West someday soon!

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

. . . das nächste Traumfoto deiner Serie, Julie - es wird auch das nächste Spotlight sein - für mich ist es schon jetzt eines !

15 Aug 2013 11:59am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Je ne trouve plus de superlatifs!!! Bonne journée. *****

15 Aug 2013 12:49pm

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

incredible shot

15 Aug 2013 2:18pm

barry from Palm Springs, California, United States

Fantastic series overall. This is one of your best.

15 Aug 2013 2:50pm

mohkum from Cochin (Kochi), India

Beautiful image with a lot of colour tones!

15 Aug 2013 3:21pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

The rainbow of natural colors is magnificent

15 Aug 2013 5:13pm

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

Les couleurs sont magnifiques et le ciel de toute beauté.

15 Aug 2013 6:46pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Even the little pebbles in the foreground are lovely colors. Great shot.

15 Aug 2013 8:59pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Impressive landscape

15 Aug 2013 11:23pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

another beauty! i think this is the best composition yet - it really feels like i am standing right there with the log and the rocks right under my feet! the depth and distance covered are amazing!

16 Aug 2013 2:31am

@DarkElf: Thank you! I'm glad that the foreground is sharp, for the very reason you mentioned. The sharpness fades toward the horizon, which I think works here. But I wonder how this would look if I had made multiple images with the focus going up the frame and blended them in Photoshop or used a program like Helicon Focus. Something I have not yet tried, but must remember to do on my next workshop.

L'angevine from Angers, France

toujours de si belles couleurs

16 Aug 2013 6:43am

michel creze from le havre, France

Superbe !!!!! presque irréel !!!!!!

Superb!! almost unreal !!!!!

16 Aug 2013 12:36pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

This spectacular composition takes me completely What a marvelous vertical wide shot! I am just absolutely amzed and thrilled with this hot Julie! I ams o sorry for missing so many of yours...I have just completed a a mission of going back to all of yours that I missed..all the way back to July 11 Good god :-) and stopped in to comment becasue you have been so very kind to me and your images are SO extremely wonderful and inspirational to me and many others I am certain! Your work is just beyond compare...Thank you so much for all that you do ! <3 dj

16 Aug 2013 7:42pm

@Denny Jump Photo: Denny, you always have the nicest things to say about my images. Thanks for taking the time to go back and look at all of these.

Jackie from Montréal, Canada

Absolutely beautiful! A breathtaking landscape! Lovely textures and colors!

16 Aug 2013 11:45pm

@Jackie: The Grand Canyon is really unforgettable.

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Absolutely stunning! The colors are just spectacular. I really like the sky.

16 Aug 2013 11:53pm

@Elaine Hancock: Glad you like it, Elaine!

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

impresionante paisaje, espectacular postprocesado muy buena!!!

16 Aug 2013 11:57pm

@Isidro: Gracias!

Alan44 from Saint Nazaire, Loire Atlantique, France

Un lieu digne d'une scène de film.

17 Aug 2013 3:23pm

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

Wouaou.........love it.....Bravo!

17 Aug 2013 4:42pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

A splendid composition !! I like the foreground and the amazing colors !

17 Aug 2013 5:40pm

Josep from Barcelona, Spain

Woooow!! In my opinion, this is the best of all the shots of this wonderful series of Grand Canyon!! Amazing combination of colors, textures,... The scene conveys a huge depth due to that large DOF, from foreground (beautiful with colors and details) to those far away mountains. This dramatic sky is an add-on to this superb, exciting scene. Excellent work, Julie!

17 Aug 2013 6:01pm

@Josep: Thank you so much for that detailed and constructive comment, Josep! I really appreciate it.

Anita Bower from United States

The beautiful shapes, textures and colors of the foreground are set off by the blue of the canyon. Lovely composition.

21 Aug 2013 1:18pm

☺ ► ƸɼiϾ ◄ ☼ from Narbonne, France

it s impressive this one too, i like it
thanks julie =))

21 Aug 2013 10:15pm

This image has been featured in 3 Remix collections.

Visions of Mother Earth by Josep

Paysages by Tede

landscapes by barry

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
1/10 second
ISO 200
27 mm