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No Bake Zone

Posted by
Viewfinder (Bradenton, FL, United States) on 3 August 2010 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Zoom lenses can do what the legs cannot. It was 114 degrees Farenheit down in the canyon, high 90s on the rim. No way on earth I was going down there to bake in that heat. So In lieu of a physical descent, I went in closer with my lens. Got some nice shots of different sandstone layers and strata down nearer the Colorado. This is one of my favorites.

NIKON D80 1/320 second F/10.0 ISO 500 92 mm

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

Very nice work and I wouldn't go down either!

3 Aug 2010 5:59am

@Scott F. Schilling: Lol. Thanks.

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Rich of colors, beautiful image!

3 Aug 2010 7:30am

@Stefan: Thank you Stefan.

tyan from Singapore, Singapore

whoa.I thought of Geography lessons when i saw this. If only i saw theseinstead of b/w diagram on yellow paper!:)

3 Aug 2010 8:38am

@tyan: :] You should see this in real time!

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States

Ho hum. Another hole in the ground. You know, sad thing is, I live in Arizona, yet I've never been to THE CANYON. Maybe I'll save it for a trip back from S.E. Asia. Then I'll be able to fully appreciate it.

3 Aug 2010 11:09am

@Larry Elkins: You don't want to miss this, and esp. if it is "in your own back yard" you will want to schedule a trip there. May I offer autumn as a good time to consider going?

Judy aka Ladybug from Brooksville, Florida, United States

Wonderful, Glenn, and yes, way TOO HOT to go down.
I'm smiling at Larry, who has never been up to the canyon, and it's less than 350 miles for him. :D

3 Aug 2010 12:13pm

@Judy aka Ladybug: Thanks Judy. It's amazing what we can take for granted, no matter where we live there are amazing places and sights on our "back porch" that we just forget to get around to going see or experience. I'm sure Larry is going to be very glad when he does get to visit this place.

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Oh Wow i love that slice of green river wow

3 Aug 2010 12:33pm

@Lorraine: If you like the pic, you will love the actual. If you're ever in a traveling mode, mosey on over to this incredible place. The scale and enormity of it can hardly be caught in 1000 photos.

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

Be careful--that first step is a doozy. ;-) I have never been to the Grand Canyon...I hope to see it with my own eyes someday.

3 Aug 2010 1:29pm

@Amanda: This was our first trip there. Incredible place. The South Rim is the most crowded part of the Canyon Park, but quite doable anyway. The major highlight for us (besides just being there and sunrise/sunset) was hiking a little of the Bright Angel Trail down into the canyon. That's when it really comes to life and the scale of the whole thing takes on dimensions and facets you can touch, and proportions that are even more amazing. Advice: if you are going to hike the trail down into the canyon do a couple of smarter (than we were) things - wait to go in the fall and not in July. Bring lots of water with you. Plan ahead. Be sure to have well broken-in hiking shoes, and remember the hike back up to the Rim takes twice as long and much more energy than hiking down. The Rangers tell us that if you're going to hike to the bottom, plan on spending the night there. Start early in the morning also, while it is still cool.

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

An excellent composition with framing of the foreground against the background and the river below all perfect. Excellent work, Glenn.

3 Aug 2010 5:52pm

@Stephen Phillips: Stephen, I appreciate your kind comments. Always glad when you stop by for a visit.

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

I like this majestic landscape a lot

3 Aug 2010 8:09pm

@Calusarus: Thanks.

The MaJor from TM HooD, Iran

very interesting !!

3 Aug 2010 8:12pm

@The MaJor: You should see it for real if you think this photo is interesting.

Judy aka Ladybug from Brooksville, Florida, United States

I came back to show Mike your image, and in reading Amanda's comment and your reply ... we totally agree! Bless you!

3 Aug 2010 10:13pm

@Judy aka Ladybug: Thanks twice, Judy and Mike!

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What a colossal view . . kinda overwhelms the senses seen like this.

3 Aug 2010 10:17pm

@Ronnie 2¢: Truly does. It is an experience you'll not soon forget.

Steve Rice from Olympia, Afghanistan

I don't blame you; that's HOT! Great colorful shot.

3 Aug 2010 11:03pm

@Steve Rice: Thanks Steve.

LauraS from Chico, United States

This is an incredible view, Glenn. I love the zoom, composition, lifting and rich colors. Really nice.

4 Aug 2010 12:08am

@LauraS: Thanks Laura.

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Incredible vantage point. Very nice!

4 Aug 2010 1:51am

@Ralph Jones: Many thanks Ralph.

willow from Chelsea, United States

Looks like you and I took similar trips this summer. I went about halfway down and took about a million photos. After seeing how great yours look I'm thinking maybe I should break them out...

4 Aug 2010 2:19am

@willow: Oh yes, please share your shots. I'm laughing about the "million photos" you took. Because I think I did the same thing. It's a lot to sort through. Who wants to spend a year or two with all my pix of AZ and NM? Hahaha.

Susan from Pompano Beach, FL, USA from Pompano Beach, United States

i don't blame ya for not going down.......and the image you got from up top is amazing !!!!

5 Aug 2010 1:42pm

Betsy Barron from Philadelphia, PA, United States

gorgeous! a nice shot of the Colorado..

11 Aug 2010 7:53pm

Marion from Cincinnati, United States

This is a fantastic shot! It is amazing to know how wide the Colorado river is down there, when it looks like such a small stream from up there. :)

12 Aug 2010 3:46pm

1/320 second
ISO 500
92 mm