Purple Morning Majesty

Equipment Info
NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D80
1/1 sec. / ISO 100
State/Province/Region
Arizona
Nearest Area
Grand Canyon
Town
South Rim Grand Canyon Village
Brief Directions

You can enter the South Rim of the Grand Canyon either from the south through Williams, AZ on US-180, or from the east through Cameron, AZ on Arizona Highway 64.

Description

I had been tracking a snow storm that was headed toward Arizona in February of 2013, and decided to make a 24 hour round trip to the south rim of the Grand Canyon to photograph sunset and sunrise on the chance there would be snow on the ridges. The snow was light, but it was so cold and windy, I had to hold my tripod down with all of my weight to keep it from moving while I shot a few long exposures as the sun lit the top of the distant buttes. I like this photograph because it shows the contrasting colors of light and shadow as the sunlight moves from the horizon toward the basin where the Colorado River winds its way through the deep purple hues of the canyon walls.

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Date Added
November 29, 2016
Date Taken
November 29, 2016

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