Today, I Celebrate…

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I don’t care how long it takes me, I’m going somewhere beautiful.



Story behind the image…

Sunrise on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, 5:39AM, 27 degress farenheit, a slight bit of cloud cover on the horizon adds color to the sky, the light begins bouncing into the canyon exposing the vast cut in the earth, a foreground rock outcropping adding spacial distance and scale.  A five frame bracket captures detail from the brightness of the sunrise to the shadow area in the canyon where the light has yet to reach.  Image processed into HDR using Photomatix Pro and finishing touches added in Photoshop using NIK Creative Filters.  It’s quiet in the early morning hours at the Grand Canyon, a brisk walk along the rim, a few photos as the sun rises, time for a hearty breakfast before taking Bright Angle Trail into the canyon.  Image capture with Nikon D4, AF-S 24-120mm f4 VR



  1. steve seligman says:

    I remember this scene well. Absolutely beautiful. Inspiring!!

    Steve S.

  2. Wonderful Laurie! For something like this I think that we could even get Dick up early! gloria

  3. Worth getting up for.

  4. Gary Scaife says:

    Haven’t had any time to go somewhere beautiful so I sit in my office and stare at my pictures of Alaska.

    • Hi Gary,
      Well, I’m glad you turn to my images for your inspiration but, we need to do something to get you out of that office more often! :)