GRAND CANYON GRANDEUR!

by Brenda Nelson April. 20, 2010 7137 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, 3 months ago

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

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David Cardona 5 years, 3 months ago

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

5 years, 3 months ago Edited
Chito Malabanan 5 years, 3 months ago

great set,,simply marvelous

5 years, 3 months ago Edited
Brent Mosley 5 years, 3 months ago

Congrats!

5 years, 3 months ago Edited
Renato Martins 5 years, 3 months ago

Congrats Brenda.

5 years, 3 months ago Edited
Vterezia 5 years, 3 months ago

Congratulations

5 years, 3 months ago Edited
Masoud Ahmadpoor 5 years, 3 months ago

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

5 years, 3 months ago Edited
Jeniffer Sams 5 years, 3 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, 3 months ago Edited
Gonia 5 years, 3 months ago

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

5 years, 3 months ago Edited
Paolo Martini 5 years, 3 months ago

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

5 years, 3 months ago Edited
Evalizette Hansson Nordstrã¶M 5 years, 3 months ago

Wow this is beautiful :)) Congratulations :)

5 years, 3 months ago Edited
Breizh 5 years, 3 months ago

Congrats !

5 years, 3 months ago Edited
Tomie Poodle 5 years, 3 months ago

congratulations! idon't regreat my vote!!

5 years, 3 months ago Edited
Dunja 5 years, 3 months ago

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

5 years, 3 months ago Edited
Jay 5 years, 3 months ago

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

5 years, 3 months ago Edited
Chossid 5 years, 3 months ago

Back to say Congrats on being chosen for the theme!

5 years, 3 months ago Edited
Joe 5 years, 3 months ago

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

5 years, 3 months ago Edited
Jacki 5 years, 3 months ago

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

5 years, 3 months ago Edited
Jorge L Moro 5 years, 3 months ago

My Bad. I wrote congrats on the FP -- I meant on winning the THEME!!! Congratulations!
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5 years, 3 months ago Edited
Jay 5 years, 3 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.

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Julie Domingo 5 years, 4 months ago

awesome!!!!!

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Giancarlo Fosci 5 years, 4 months ago

voted!

5 years, 4 months ago Edited
Tomie Poodle 5 years, 4 months ago

voted!

5 years, 4 months ago Edited
Chossid 5 years, 4 months ago

Last is beautiful

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Julie Domingo 5 years, 4 months ago

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

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Felix... 5 years, 4 months ago

I like very much this pictures, are amazing!

5 years, 4 months ago Edited
Luigi 5 years, 8 months ago

very beautiful!!

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Andrã©S 5 years, 8 months ago

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

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

Congratulations.......

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Laurine 5 years, 8 months ago

WAOUWWWWWWWWWWWW rien a dire perfercto ca fait rever

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Agnes Felber 5 years, 8 months ago

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

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

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

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Masoud Ahmadpoor 5 years, 8 months ago

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

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Nynke 5 years, 8 months ago

So very amazing... overwhelming beauty!!

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Paolo Martini 5 years, 8 months ago

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

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Marilyn Grimble 5 years, 8 months ago

The immensity is overpowering! Quelle chance!

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Francesc 5 years, 8 months ago

Congratulations!!!

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Serena 5 years, 8 months ago

Congrats!very beautiful!=)

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Davorka ČEoviä‡ 5 years, 8 months ago

Congrats B. on the theme win!!

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

Congrats Brenda for the 2nd place

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

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

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

fantastic! voted!

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Alicja 5 years, 8 months ago

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

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Gian Luigi 5 years, 8 months ago

Fantastiche immagini!

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Miclaud 5 years, 8 months ago

Oh yes! I vote!!!!

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Louise Lefranã§Ois 6 years, 8 months ago

Incredible! Very magic!

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Kelly Lamaster 7 years, 1 month ago

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

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Laura 7 years, 1 month ago

Beautiful shots!

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Helen Hooker 7 years, 1 month ago

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

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Pat 7 years, 1 month ago

Inspiring!

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Neil 7 years, 1 month 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, 1 month ago Edited
Thebronzebow 7 years, 1 month ago

Wonderful captures. Makes me want to go back again.

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Lynn 7 years, 1 month 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, 1 month ago Edited
Lisa 7 years, 1 month ago

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

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Kerri 7 years, 1 month 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, 1 month ago Edited
Eiram 7 years, 1 month ago

Fantastic photos of a fantastic place!

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Dorothe 7 years, 1 month ago

WOW!

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Susan Jane 7 years, 1 month ago

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

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Mariadamaris 7 years, 1 month ago

awesome!

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Gerd Korts 7 years, 1 month 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, 1 month ago Edited
Bwannadon 7 years, 1 month 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, 1 month ago Edited
Sandra Vermeulen 7 years, 1 month ago

I'm in love with your first shot!!

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Andrea 7 years, 1 month ago

Wow, fantastic, awesome place!

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Mohdshafie Muhamad 7 years, 1 month ago

amazing location.

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Pandka 7 years, 1 month ago

All are fabulous, Brenda!

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Péter Somogyvári 7 years, 1 month ago

Gorgeous !!

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Marsha 7 years, 1 month 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, 1 month ago Edited
John Nelson 7 years, 1 month ago

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

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Bamyan 7 years, 1 month ago

beautiful photos

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Agnieszka 7 years, 1 month ago

great shots!

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Charuwan P 7 years, 1 month ago

Beautiful landscape of # 1

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Ed 7 years, 1 month ago

Amazing sights Brenda

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Patrick Ryan So 7 years, 1 month ago

First shot is awesome!!

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Yokai 7 years, 1 month ago

WooHoo! All the pictures are amazing!!

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Hanna Westesson 7 years, 1 month ago

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

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Davorka ČEoviä‡ 7 years, 1 month 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, 1 month ago Edited
Giancarlo Fosci 7 years, 1 month 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, 1 month ago Edited
Christian Castillo 7 years, 1 month ago

stunning shots!

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Sara G 7 years, 1 month 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, 1 month ago Edited
Contesina 7 years, 1 month ago

Stunning set! I like all pictures!

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Neil 7 years, 1 month 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, 1 month ago Edited
Huiching 7 years, 1 month ago

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

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Tom 7 years, 1 month ago

Wow those are awesome shots, love the Eagle

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Annette 7 years, 1 month 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, 1 month ago Edited
Ray 7 years, 1 month ago

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

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Threepeas 7 years, 1 month 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, 1 month ago Edited
Agnes Felber 7 years, 1 month 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, 1 month ago Edited
Brian 7 years, 1 month ago

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

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Kaitlyn 7 years, 1 month ago

WOW...Beautiful!!!!!

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