Photo Of The Day 9/17/2012

Point Royal, Grand Canyon by Bruce Wendler

Bruce Wendler sent this photograph to the Stormy Weather Assignment. Wendler took the photograph from the popular vantage point on the Grand Canyon's North Rim on a day when other photographers packed up to search for better conditions. He describes the situation, "Point Royal is a favorite photography spot on North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Paved roads from the park center can take you to where the river bends from heading South to heading West. This day the weather moved into the canyon, blocking all views. Photographers all left the area except my shooting buddy and myself. We had already seen the storm break earlier in the morning and hoped it would happen again. Sure enough, for 15 minutes the storm cleared and then covered the area up again."

Days of changing weather are days of opportunity for nature photographers. Congratulations to Bruce Wendler for his perseverence. It definitely paid off!

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1 Comment

    This is a nice photograph of one of my two favorite places from which to photograph on the North Rim. The other is Point Sublime. This point is actually called Cape Royal. Both Cape Royal and Point Sublime were named by Maj. Clarence E. Dutton in 1882. In his words it is a “congregation of wonderful structures, countless and vast, profound lateral chasms.”

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