I love the Grand Canyon. No, wait, I actually kind of hate it. Wait, wait, no I love it. Although on the other handâ€¦ Yeah, in case you havenâ€™t figured it out just yet, I truly do have a love / hate relationship with this place. I LOVE to look over the edge. I love the way it takes your breath away every time you see it. I love how rugged it looks. I love the sheer and utter vastness of it all. But man, itâ€™s a TOUGH subject to photograph! I kid you not â€“ I literally have gigabytes of failed attempts at this place in my files. For every keeper I get, there are probably another dozen or so sunrises / sunsets that donâ€™t produce the results I want. However, sometimes the â€˜ol GC gives you a little kiss on the lens :) This particular morning was one of those moments. I was setup at an overlook with my shot composed, just waiting on sunrise. The area was surprisingly devoid of people. I suppose it had something to do with the 18 degree temps and blustery wind. Several groups of people were ill prepared for the chill and didnâ€™t even make it to sunrise. (Most folks think itâ€™s warm all year â€“ there was even a teenage girl shivering in SHORTS!) However, those of us who held our ground (and were wearing our parkas) were treated to this scene â€“ pretty â€œGrandâ€ in my opinion. As usual, the photo pales by comparison, but man, what a way to start your day!