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Grand Canyon Reflections

March 24th, 2010

This image was captured about an hour before sunset on a recent backpacking trip to the bottom of the Grand Canyon via Soap Creek. Located about 15 miles from Glen Canyon dam in northern Arizona, this area is well upriver from the popular main corridor. The solitude and sheer grandeur is incredible.

Nikon D90, Sigma 10-20mm, polarizing filter.

GPS Coords: 36.74086, -111.69350

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Comments from the Community

Posted By: Stephan281094
about 14 years, 3 months ago
Amazing! Great job! ;)
Posted By: Farscape
about 14 years, 3 months ago
I like this one most out of all the ones Ive looked at lately, I`m not an expert but to me it looks perfect.
Posted By: firefly.serenity
about 14 years, 3 months ago
Wow - the cliff face color is sensational. I admit that my first reaction was negative due to the debris (i.e. the "life") in the water, but now that it's on my desktop, I totally reverse that initial thought. This is the way that it should be - still water looks pretty, but almost unnatural in a sense.

Boy, did watching "Life" on Discovery Channel on Sunday have a profound effect on me, or what?
Posted By: Annesville
about 14 years, 3 months ago
Outstanding clarity! But this is one case where I think subtle use of HDR would be appropriate to bring out the detail in those deep shadows. Never the less, another good desktop, Travis.
Posted By: The User
about 14 years, 3 months ago
I love the Grand Canyon!
This photo is really a great shot!
Posted By: Ben Gustafson
about 14 years, 3 months ago
What polarizer did you use?
Posted By: Clyde
about 14 years, 3 months ago
Gorgeous. Thanks a lot :)
(and no, this needs no further "manipulation" . It's spot on as is )
Posted By: ifireun
about 14 years, 3 months ago
Wow! 99% of Grand Canyon shots are from the rim, not the river. Fresh...
Posted By: Chris Gin
about 14 years, 3 months ago
Nice. I think the contrast between light and shadows makes this shot interesting, so I think it's fine as it is without HDR.
Posted By: Frostmint
about 14 years, 3 months ago
Excellent! Very nice desktop, and one that is actually "real" (no touchups :P.
Posted By: BlackEagle754
about 14 years, 3 months ago
I just found my latest background! Great job!
Posted By: fool
about 14 years, 3 months ago
very beautiful but no dual monitor support? :(
Posted By: Travis Lair
about 14 years, 3 months ago
Thanks for the comments. I used a Tiffen linear polarizer for the shot. I haven't invested too much time towards learning HDR, but the play between the shadows and light is what drew me to this image in the first place.
Posted By: vixcacheras
about 14 years, 2 months ago
Posted By: Jehnavi
about 14 years, 2 months ago
Grand Canyon National Park, its truly stand by it, with such grand and great chasm carved, with awe inspiring view. Carvings that have taken millennia, on the rocks of Colorado Plateau, a gift that surpass and outdo what all we experience.

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