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N 20 B 1.9K C 46 E Oct 19, 2012 F Oct 20, 2012
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That's the Colorado River to the right of center. In real life, it looks much farther away. I wonder how long it will take that water to get to our house.

Tags:   Sunrise Grand Canyon Hopi Point

N 7 B 884 C 36 E Oct 19, 2012 F Oct 23, 2012
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We saw a family of them from the shuttle bus, so I got off and went back to try to find them. I did, with little trouble, but only two of them. I later read that you're not supposed to approach them, because they can be aggressive. Well, this guy was obviously focused on something else besides me. I don't know what he was staring at, but he was very intent and he ignored me, for the most part.

But you should have seen the one that got away! Not a deer, actually, but a magnificent bull Elk. We saw him on a different shuttle bus, out the front window, as he was blocking our path. I had the wrong lens on my camera and debated with myself whether it was worth changing it, while he just stood there as if he was King of the Road, which he was. It would have been great to get a shot of him, but I debated too long and missed the chance, as he sauntered along the side of the bus, too close to shoot with any lens.

Tags:   Buck Mule Deer Odocoileus hemionus Grand Canyon National Park SuperShot blinkagain

N 30 B 7.9K C 78 E Oct 19, 2012 F Oct 26, 2012
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Practicing with my TS-E24mm f/3.5L II lens, wide open. Because I was able to tilt the lens to be parallel to the focus plane, I could still get a pretty good DOF, even though it was wide open. I was also able to shift it up and down to cut out most of the sky, which was uninteresting, without distorting the shapes of the mountains.

I was a little disappointed in the Grand Canyon, until shots like this one started showing up on my camera's LCD.

Tags:   Hopi Point Morning Sunrise Grand Canyon National Park Sunrays+5 blinkagain TheGALAXY

N 10 B 837 C 61 E Oct 19, 2012 F Oct 29, 2012
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Don't you just want to hike out to that farthest point and look over the edge? Actually, neither do I.

Tags:   Morning Sunrise Grand Canyon National Park Hopi Point blinkagain SuperShot

N 21 B 2.1K C 75 E Oct 19, 2012 F Oct 30, 2012
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But when they are doing controlled burning in the area, your visibility is limited. Looking in the opposite direction, the whole bottom of the canyon was covered with smoke, which was disappointing, but I suppose that it's a necessary evil. Better than a huge, uncontrollable forest fire, for sure!

Incidentally, Hopi Point is the best place to shoot on the South Rim, since you can shoot both East and West. It is one of the stops on the shuttle bus (you can't drive there) and you only have to walk about 1/4 of a mile to get back to the shuttle pickup stop that will take you back to the transfer station. After sunset, the shuttle bus is standing room only, so plan accordingly.

Tags:   Morning Sunrise Hopi Point Grand Canyon National Park AbsolutelyStunningScapes ABigFave NGC blinkagain COTH


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