GRAND CANYON GRANDEUR!

by Brenda Nelson April. 20, 2010 7152 views

We arrived at the Grand Canyon before noon, but it was such an overcast day, we couldn't catch the bright colors that the sun would have given us. However…it is more than magnificent! A lifetime of canyon photography could never capture it's glory! This is my humble attempt!

The enormity of the Grand Canyon srtikes you the moment you step to the canyon wall! Not surprising that it is one of the “Seven
Wonders of the Natural World”!

Some of the many incredible rock formations across the canyon, which is 12 miles wind and one mile deep!

I was terrified every time Larry walked over to the rim of the canyon because it was about 3000 feet straight down - and NO guard rails!

I just happened to turn around and catch this California condor in flight right over my head! Their wing span is about 5-6 feet!

Later, I saw another one floating over the canyon, but this one was a long way from me!

I liked this dead tree in the foreground, while the Colorado River looks like a small stream at the bottom of the canyon. A small trail makes it's way down to the river's edge.

The small white line is actually the hiking path down Bright Angel Trail, which is over 12 miles down and back to the top and usually requires two days to make the round trip.

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Felecia 5 years, 8 months ago

Congratulations [i]my[/i] little friend!!

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
David Cardona 5 years, 8 months ago

Magnificient! Great perspectives and tones! Thanks for sharing and cOngrAts!

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Chito Malabanan 5 years, 8 months ago

great set,,simply marvelous

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Brent Mosley 5 years, 8 months ago

Congrats!

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Renato Martins 5 years, 8 months ago

Congrats Brenda.

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Vterezia 5 years, 8 months ago

Congratulations

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Masoud Ahmadpoor 5 years, 8 months ago

Be careful Brenda on climbing!
[b]Congratulations[/b]!
This beautiful post should stand upper of mine :)

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Jeniffer Sams 5 years, 8 months ago

Surreal comes to mind... That is mind boggling.... I live on the east coast and I have never seen anything like this in person..... I would imagine it may be up their with seeing the Florence Cathedral when I do get there..... Beautiful, jaw dropping work

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Gonia 5 years, 8 months ago

special pictures from special place! congratulations! again and again!

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Paolo Martini 5 years, 8 months ago

Congratulations ..............! Great

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Evalizette Hansson Nordstrã¶M 5 years, 8 months ago

Wow this is beautiful :)) Congratulations :)

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Breizh 5 years, 8 months ago

Congrats !

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Tomie Poodle 5 years, 8 months ago

congratulations! idon't regreat my vote!!

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Dunja 5 years, 8 months ago

Brilliant set !!! C o n g r a t u l a t i o n s !!!

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Jay 5 years, 8 months ago

Yay! I am so pleased you were chosen. It's really deserving :-))

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Chossid 5 years, 8 months ago

Back to say Congrats on being chosen for the theme!

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Joe 5 years, 8 months ago

Congratulations on having your photo selected as a finalist in the latest theme contest, Brenda.

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Jacki 5 years, 8 months ago

ANOTHER theme win for this post... it's obviously a winner!!

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Jorge L Moro 5 years, 8 months ago

My Bad. I wrote congrats on the FP -- I meant on winning the THEME!!! Congratulations!
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5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Jay 5 years, 8 months ago

Seeing those condors is a real honor. When I stare at the length of just one wing and wonder what the comparison would be like to see a "simple" hawk or eagle flying underneath. Your shot of the canyon and the enriched color went right into my favorites. It is like a mural of rich marble. Just beautiful Good work! Glorious.

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Julie Domingo 5 years, 9 months ago

awesome!!!!!

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Giancarlo Fosci 5 years, 9 months ago

voted!

5 years, 9 months ago Edited
Tomie Poodle 5 years, 9 months ago

voted!

5 years, 9 months ago Edited
Chossid 5 years, 9 months ago

Last is beautiful

5 years, 9 months ago Edited
Julie Domingo 5 years, 9 months ago

grand indeed!thanks for sharing the pics!being in one of the 7 wonders of the world--envious :)

5 years, 9 months ago Edited
Felix... 5 years, 9 months ago

I like very much this pictures, are amazing!

5 years, 9 months ago Edited
Luigi 6 years, 1 month ago

very beautiful!!

6 years, 1 month ago Edited
Andrã©S 6 years, 1 month ago

You deserve to be publicated in a fantastic magazine of the best photos¡¡¡¡

6 years, 1 month ago Edited
Vterezia 6 years, 1 month ago

Congratulations.......

6 years, 1 month ago Edited
Laurine 6 years, 1 month ago

WAOUWWWWWWWWWWWW rien a dire perfercto ca fait rever

6 years, 1 month ago Edited
Agnes Felber 6 years, 1 month ago

Congratulations, Brenda! It is so hard to photograph that place, I found!

6 years, 1 month ago Edited
Gonia 6 years, 1 month ago

bravo! breathtaking views! the most I like last one.

6 years, 1 month ago Edited
Masoud Ahmadpoor 6 years, 1 month ago

so amazing Brenda! .... [b]Congratulations [/b]my friend :)

6 years, 1 month ago Edited
Nynke 6 years, 1 month ago

So very amazing... overwhelming beauty!!

6 years, 1 month ago Edited
Paolo Martini 6 years, 1 month ago

Ohh..Congratulations my friend...!!!

6 years, 1 month ago Edited
Marilyn Grimble 6 years, 1 month ago

The immensity is overpowering! Quelle chance!

6 years, 1 month ago Edited
Francesc 6 years, 1 month ago

Congratulations!!!

6 years, 1 month ago Edited
Serena 6 years, 1 month ago

Congrats!very beautiful!=)

6 years, 1 month ago Edited
Davorka ČEoviä‡ 6 years, 1 month ago

Congrats B. on the theme win!!

6 years, 1 month ago Edited
Renato Martins 6 years, 1 month ago

Congrats Brenda for the 2nd place

6 years, 1 month ago Edited
Jacki 6 years, 1 month ago

Such a gorgeous place and this is a great shot, Brenda... congratulations on the theme win!

6 years, 1 month ago Edited
Tomie Poodle 6 years, 1 month ago

fantastic! voted!

6 years, 1 month ago Edited
Alicja 6 years, 1 month ago

[i]Fantastic breathtaking set! Great job![/i]

6 years, 1 month ago Edited
Gian Luigi 6 years, 1 month ago

Fantastiche immagini!

6 years, 1 month ago Edited
Miclaud 6 years, 1 month ago

Oh yes! I vote!!!!

6 years, 1 month ago Edited
Louise Lefranã§Ois 7 years ago

Incredible! Very magic!

7 years ago Edited
Kelly Lamaster 7 years, 5 months ago

You guys got some absolutely spectacular shots! I have got to make it there one day!

7 years, 5 months ago Edited
Laura 7 years, 6 months ago

Beautiful shots!

7 years, 6 months ago Edited
Helen Hooker 7 years, 6 months ago

You've done a wonderful job Brenda - stunning set! :-)

7 years, 6 months ago Edited
Pat Lee 7 years, 6 months ago

Inspiring!

7 years, 6 months ago Edited
Neil Rosenberger 7 years, 6 months ago

Tell Larry : First you get a really large raft (Kinda like a green with no sandtraps and drains to the cup", Throw away the titleists, get some callaways, and go for it, and don't 3 putt anything !! Eagle all the par 3's. It's kinda like that !! cd

7 years, 6 months ago Edited
Thebronzebow 7 years, 6 months ago

Wonderful captures. Makes me want to go back again.

7 years, 6 months ago Edited
Lynn 7 years, 6 months ago

AWE-INSPIRING!!! Incredible views and SUPERB photography Brenda...I am very very impressed by this set!!! This is definitely a "WOW" post and FP material...CONGRATS :))

7 years, 6 months ago Edited
Lisa 7 years, 6 months ago

Wow, these are some of my favorite shots I've seen of the Grand Canyon!

7 years, 6 months ago Edited
Kerri 7 years, 6 months ago

These are beautiful! I just commented on Larry's photos that I have always wanted to go to the Grand Canyon. Maybe someday ..

7 years, 6 months ago Edited
Eiram Marie 7 years, 6 months ago

Fantastic photos of a fantastic place!

7 years, 6 months ago Edited
Dorothe 7 years, 6 months ago

WOW!

7 years, 6 months ago Edited
Susan Jane 7 years, 6 months ago

isn't this just the most awesome place. No words can describe it! Great shots

7 years, 6 months ago Edited
Mariadamaris 7 years, 6 months ago

awesome!

7 years, 6 months ago Edited
Gerd Korts 7 years, 6 months ago

Gorgeous Brenda, up to today I never would have thought about Grand Canyon in combination with the color green. Seems that all the other photos you usually see are from late summer. Thanks for sharing, learnt something new today

7 years, 6 months ago Edited
Bwannadon 7 years, 6 months ago

Great shots Brenda, number one is magnificent... I like the muted colors. These exposures are superb.. bright sunlight would have brought with it the problem of dynamic range.

7 years, 6 months ago Edited
Sandra Vermeulen 7 years, 6 months ago

I'm in love with your first shot!!

7 years, 6 months ago Edited
Andrea 7 years, 6 months ago

Wow, fantastic, awesome place!

7 years, 6 months ago Edited
Mohdshafie Muhamad 7 years, 6 months ago

amazing location.

7 years, 6 months ago Edited
Pandka 7 years, 6 months ago

All are fabulous, Brenda!

7 years, 6 months ago Edited
Péter Somogyvári 7 years, 6 months ago

Gorgeous !!

7 years, 6 months ago Edited
Marsha 7 years, 6 months ago

OK, this is just a spectacular set, Brenda!! Incredible views.....especially LOVE the first and last! You should have put a parachute on Larry....just in case ;)))

7 years, 6 months ago Edited
John Nelson 7 years, 6 months ago

Amazing! I really need to go there sometime. The shot of the condor is a great one! It's huge!

7 years, 6 months ago Edited
Bamyan 7 years, 6 months ago

beautiful photos

7 years, 6 months ago Edited
Agnieszka 7 years, 6 months ago

great shots!

7 years, 6 months ago Edited
Charuwan P 7 years, 6 months ago

Beautiful landscape of # 1

7 years, 6 months ago Edited
Ed 7 years, 6 months ago

Amazing sights Brenda

7 years, 6 months ago Edited
Patrick Ryan So 7 years, 6 months ago

First shot is awesome!!

7 years, 6 months ago Edited
Yokai 7 years, 6 months ago

WooHoo! All the pictures are amazing!!

7 years, 6 months ago Edited
Hanna Westesson 7 years, 6 months ago

It is so wonderfully beautiful!
I hope I will see this in real life some day :-)

7 years, 6 months ago Edited
Davorka ČEoviä‡ 7 years, 6 months ago

Brenda, I was breathless ........... I admire you, not just for the photo, but for places where you come !!!!!!! is very nice view, the air!

7 years, 6 months ago Edited
Giancarlo Fosci 7 years, 6 months ago

in this moment I envy you po a this wonderful show I will not see it never from the alive one therefore thanks to you in order to have shared it

7 years, 6 months ago Edited
Christian Castillo 7 years, 6 months ago

stunning shots!

7 years, 6 months ago Edited
Sara G 7 years, 6 months ago

First one is really beautiful...love the condor photo too...how fortunate you caught that! Nope, it's grandeur cannot be adequately captured but you did a great job :-)

7 years, 6 months ago Edited
Contesina 7 years, 6 months ago

Stunning set! I like all pictures!

7 years, 6 months ago Edited
Neil Rosenberger 7 years, 6 months ago

Great shots, loved the first one , which is heading out toward "Indian Springs" . The Canyon is a beautiful Place !! Been down the Colorado River there, 3 times. cd

7 years, 6 months ago Edited
Huiching 7 years, 6 months ago

Stunning views, Brenda. never see such beautiful sceneslike this in Thailand...

7 years, 6 months ago Edited
Tom 7 years, 6 months ago

Wow those are awesome shots, love the Eagle

7 years, 6 months ago Edited
Annette 7 years, 6 months ago

I completely know what you mean! When I went there for spring break I definitely took around 200 pics in one morning at the grand canyon and none of them came close to actually experiencing it in person! I'm so glad you got to go! I think it's great that with just a 3 week difference in visits the landscape looks so different! I can't see a bit of snow in your shots when it was everywhere in mine and I love the green in #1. It's like a completely different place than what I visited. Great job Brenda!

7 years, 6 months ago Edited
Ray King 7 years, 6 months ago

Lynn, these are just amazing. It must have been breathing taking by the looks of #1 and 3

7 years, 6 months ago Edited
Threepeas 7 years, 6 months ago

Spectacular photos! My husband is grumblingly envious that you saw a condor...that's a rare find! The canyon looks beautiful even in the overcast light!

7 years, 6 months ago Edited
Agnes Felber 7 years, 6 months ago

I read some place that it is a sight that no photography could do justice to. I am thankful that I had once the opportunity to see it in person! Awesome place, indeed!

7 years, 6 months ago Edited
Brian 7 years, 6 months ago

I've never been there but definately will one of these days. Amazing views and images.

7 years, 6 months ago Edited
Kaitlyn 7 years, 6 months ago

WOW...Beautiful!!!!!

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