Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Squeezing In

Just got back from a few days trip into Arizona and one of the obvious spots to visit was the Grand Canyon National Park. This was my second visit here.

There is a lot to see here and it might not seem so, if you just visit the south rim. Shooting from just the rim, it is very easy to have one photo look just like another. So you have to find different angles, interesting subjects, etc...

Here, I knew this was going to be one of my better pics from this trip into the Grand Canyon. This photo conveys an emotion.

You would think with all this space, this tree could have grown anywhere. But when it is all hard rock, that is not so. Or maybe this tree wanted one of the best views to stare at each day? Who knows? I always find it interesting how some trees can find the most odd spots to grow.

I took this late in the afternoon. The shadows behind the tree and just in front of the tree really make the tree stand out. Obviously, the rocks split like they are will draw the viewer's eye immediately.

When you visit the Grand Canyon, you will naturally get your grand vista type of photos. But, find the intimate spots to take your photos, as well. You will find these just as grand as the canyon itself.


Frank B. Baiamonte June 4, 2011 at 8:06 PM  

I think I actually prefer this sort of shot to the more common grand vista. You can see more detail here, and yet you still get the feeling that this is one really big hole in the ground.

Jill June 8, 2011 at 2:31 PM  

The shot shows depth. It's different, I like it. I've been there twice and it's one of the hardest places to photograph for me. It's hard to show the vastness of it. The last time I was there, I was shooting film. I'd love to get it digitally now!

Nice job.

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