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Aug 05, 2010 19:57 |  #1

Well I thought since this is my 500th post I should post an Iconic image, so here is one of Grand Canyon that I like. Hope you enjoy it.

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Aug 05, 2010 21:52 |  #2

awesome but what's up with the clouds? they look funny... maybe a little blown out.


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Aug 05, 2010 22:40 |  #3

Beautiful photo.


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Aug 05, 2010 23:32 |  #4

Great shot (though I'm also wondering about the clouds)...went to the GC last year and going back again in a month!


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Aug 06, 2010 01:21 |  #5

That's about as good as it gets for the Grand Canyon---a spectacular place to see live but harder than hell to do justice to it in a photograph. I may not even take my camera next time I go, I just find it frustrating to try to get a decent frame. Its wierd---I can fill card after card at Bryce, Zion, MV, Arches, etc., but stand on the rim of the world's greatest natural wonder and I'm dumbstruck.


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Aug 06, 2010 02:07 |  #6

irishman wrote in post #10671267 (external link)
That's about as good as it gets for the Grand Canyon---a spectacular place to see live but harder than hell to do justice to it in a photograph. I may not even take my camera next time I go, I just find it frustrating to try to get a decent frame. Its wierd---I can fill card after card at Bryce, Zion, MV, Arches, etc., but stand on the rim of the world's greatest natural wonder and I'm dumbstruck.

Absolutely! I got a few good ones at GC, but they were not easy...at Bryce, however, point the camera at just about anything and it'll look great.

I think the challenge with the GC is that there really isn't much there (when compared to something like Bryce). I mean the GC (and I say this as someone who's driving nearly 10,000km for the second time in just over a year to see it) is just a gigantic ditch. It's hard to really show its sheer size and grandeur on a picture...whereas the colours and shapes of something like Bryce just naturally pop...


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Aug 06, 2010 05:41 |  #7

Congrats on the 500th post and what a great image! It truly is beautiful place. Did you use a GND filter on this image or a CPF? What ever you did, it worked. Great job!


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Aug 06, 2010 10:50 as a reply to  @ georgebowman's post |  #8

Is this from south rim?
So for all of you who have been to grand canyon, when is the best time of the year to go there? weather-wise, light, etc.


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Aug 06, 2010 11:27 |  #9

Great shot.
We went to the Gran canyon 15 years ago, during our honeymoon. It was spectacular, but very cold even if it was may.


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Aug 06, 2010 11:42 |  #10

g0bl0k wrote in post #10673001 (external link)
Is this from south rim?
So for all of you who have been to grand canyon, when is the best time of the year to go there? weather-wise, light, etc.

I'm 99% sure that's the South Rim :) I'm not sure how much time of year matters...time of DAY matters a lot more...sunrise/sunset will get you amazing shots...midday will get you ho-hum shots.

I went at the end of June last year and the whole place was hazy thanks to forest fires all around...so that's something to consider too.


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Aug 06, 2010 13:51 |  #11

Wonderful image of an Iconic American landscape. But what's up with only 500 posts and you joining back in Aug. 2006? Get on it man! take a few more shots and share a bunch as well!


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Aug 06, 2010 16:47 |  #12

Good contrast on a great shot!


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Aug 06, 2010 18:08 |  #13

As to the clouds, there were thunderstorms in the area and most of the sky was somewhat lighter in the original so I used a gradient to darken the sky to make the clouds pop out a bit in CS4, I probably need to work some more on them. Just ordered some graduated ND filters to work on this area of my photography so no, I didn't use that or the CPL.

500th post since 2006, well I read more than I post and I just recently decided to be more engaged so I am forcing myself to participate.

The GC is so massive I find it hard to translate into a photo, I did like the way this one came out though, but now I have to work on some clouds!


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Aug 06, 2010 22:30 |  #14

g0bl0k wrote in post #10673001 (external link)
Is this from south rim?
So for all of you who have been to grand canyon, when is the best time of the year to go there? weather-wise, light, etc.

It doesn't matter, I have been there several times at different times of the year and it is always spectacular. The best tip I can give you is DO NOT go there without a circular polarizing filter. It makes an incredible difference.


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Aug 06, 2010 22:53 |  #15

Yes this is the south rim BTW, where all the loges and restaurants are.


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