Archives for February 2009

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A Grand Finale

The last morning at Grand Canyon produced a very lovely sunrise with Wotans Throne and Vishnu Temple silhoutted against the warm glow.


With the sun lighting the foreground and Isis Temple in the background I had to do the iconic Grand Canyon shot.


The cold weather produced killer icicles. I loved the cool tones of these icicles against the warm colors of the rock wall.


A grand time in the Grand Canyon has come to a grand finale. I can hardly wait for next winter to re-visit a grand place.

Images captured with Nikon D3X, AF-S 70-300mm VR on Lexar Digital Media

Between Storms

Today dawned without a cloud in the sky. The sun came up and briefly kissed the Canyon with warmth before becoming bright and hard. The weather forecast called for snow but, there wasn’t a hint of what was to come later.


By mid-afternoon there were snow flurries. Well, those of you who know me know that I love storms so off to the Canyon we went. Driving west towards Hermit’s Rest we encountered blizzard conditions with little visibility and snow blowing at us from every direction. One thing you learn about the Grand Canyon…if you don’t like the weather now, just wait a bit…and sure enough by the time we arrived at Powell overlook the weather began to clear and within minutes it was bright and sunny with dramatic clouds filling the sky. I set pulled out my D200 infrared camera and worked the scene for a bit.



As the dropped lower in the sky and the beautiful warm colors once again began to light the rocks, another storm approached.


And as the last light of day crawled up the rocks, the photo gods smiled.


Images captured with Nikon D200 (converted to infrared), AF-S 18-200mm and D3X, Af-S 24-70mm, AF-S 70-300mm VR on Lexar Digital Media.

The Village

After photographing the Grand Canyon from several different vantage points we headed to the village for a hot chocolate. Not one to leave my camera behind, I found a couple of subjects that I found interesting…



Images captured with Nikon D3X, AF-S 24-70mm on Lexar Digital Media