Hopi Point, South Rim, Grand Canyon Np

Equipment Info
Canon Canon EOS 5D Mark II
State/Province/Region
AZ
Country
US
Town
Grand Canyon Village
Brief Directions

Drive through the park to Grand Canyon Village. Park at the Bright Angel Lodge and take one of the shuttles that drive along Hermit Road. Hopi Point view area is the 5th stop along the shuttle route. Cars are not allowed along the road for most of the year, so you must either take the shuttle system or hike the South Rim Trail to get to this area.

Notes

For this area, a graduated ND filter and polarizer are a must. Also, if making the trip to this park in autumn, make sure you bring along rain gear for both yourself and your camera, and warm clothing for yourself as the weather is extremely changeable.

Description

This photo was taken during a break in the snowy weather during late autumn while staying on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park. This is the scene from Hopi Point, one of my favorite viewing areas. The morning had been blustery and snowing but by 10AM it was sunny with pillowy clouds and a strong wind. I thought this shot would look good converted to black and white to emphasize the nuances in light, shadow, and texture that a color photo sometimes misses.

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Date Added
February 20, 2011
Date Taken
February 20, 2011

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