Friday, September 26, 2008

Grand Canyon Sunrise Photos

Both of these photographs were taken at sunrise in the Grand Canyon, September 2007.The bottom photograph I just turned around and this man was standing there taking in the awesomeness (is that a word, if not it should be), unaware of anybody around him. This photograph has not been touched, this is the way it turned out. The Smoky's turn blue, I guess the Canyon turns brown.

34 comments:

Sara G said...

Beautiful!!!

Yen said...

That second shot is breathtaking! WOW! Mine is posted HERE too. Happy SWF!~

Bobbie in Hawaii said...

Thanks for these very nice - and nonstandard - views of the Grand Canyon. Very interesting.

fishing guy said...

Leedra: Your link didn't work for me. This is a great cature at the canyon. Why don't you click on it and see if it's working for you. If its not, do it again.

Roses and Lilacs said...

That's a beautiful spot to watch the sunrise.
Marnie

Reader Wil said...

I love both your photos but the second one is my favourite. Very artistic.

Dewdrop said...

Wow, Leedra!!! Both of these shots are amazing. You should consider submitting that second to a photo contest! I have never been to the Grand Canyon! Can you believe that?! Wow. Wow.

Leora said...

Wonderful. I can understand why that's your favorite photo.

I've never been to the Grand Canyon. I'll live vicariously through your trip.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

wonderful fantastic photos I LOVE them! someday I hope to see this in person!

Melissa's Cozy Teacup said...

Thank you for visiting and for the comments and the suggestion. I did it and it moved up. Thanks!
Love the canyon pics!

Kyle said...

Wow, what beautiful captures of the Grand Canyon! I can certainly understand why that second shot is your favorite -- I'd love to have a copy of that hanging in MY office!

Photo Cache said...

Both shots are so precious. Yes I agree with Kyle about having that second picture hanging in my office.

mirage2g said...

Seldom would you see a man standing on the edge of Grand Canyon! Beautiful shots! Happy skywatching! - Viennadaily

jaejae said...

WOW! WOW! and WOW!!!

vincibene said...

Gorgeous pictures!

Shellmo said...

Leedra - that 2nd photo is breathtaking - the colors are wonderful!! And I loved the 1st one too.

crete said...

Excellent photographs. Makes me want to go there.

Ray

Luiz Ramos said...

So beautiful shot. I´d like to stay there.

starnitesky said...

Beautiful photos - I would love to visit the Grand Canyon.

Mary said...

they are both amazing shots! happy swf. :)

Carletta said...

I'm so glad I stopped by here - these are wonderful. The one with the lone man is as if he is on the edge of the world - it evokes such strong feelings - well done.

Your sunset photos below are magnificent.

Gnometree said...

Very peaceful photo. Happy SWF

reluctantfarmchik said...

Stunning - I would have stood there too. Very well captured! And definitely worth a frame.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Wow. I say that a lot but I don't care. Wow! I really like the first one but the 2nd one is one of those things you don't plan, probably can't plan and it's just the right thing at the right time and is sheer perfection. This is it!

Enigma said...

Some day I will get to the Grand Canyon. Thank you for giving me two more reasons to visit there! And thank you for sharing these images!

Arija said...

In the second shot it is the propostionate size of man against nature and that lovely atmospheric perspective that really make it so very special.

Jim said...

Very pretty, Leedra. My favorite is the bottom one also.
I have never been to the Grand Canyon, I almost got there but the forcast of snow storms cause the airplane company to have us sign a waiver of risks agreement. I didn't, instead I got a refund.

Happy Skywatching, thanks for coming and for your nice comment.
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Cathy said...

Wow, these are great. I love the 2nd one. That is really cool.

Denise said...

Hi Leedra, these are fantastic photos. I love the second one but then I love the first too. Happy SkyWatch Friday and have a great weekend also.

peppylady said...

I don't know what it is but an old tree branch in a picture sure adds something to a picture.

Kim said...

I think I have a picture of that same tree in my grand canyon pictures :) That last shot is great, I love it.

Catherine said...

The first one make me think to a deer crossing the road.
For the second one, I think each photographer has his/her favorite, the one he/she reminds as the best one, and the "awesomeness search" is yours, no doubt.
Human being appears so little compared to the immensity. It makes us humble.

Fish Whisperer said...

Leedra, Stunning images. I just love the Grand Canyon.
Cheers

Catherine said...

Gorgeous captures! I can see why the second shot is a fav of yours~it is stunning, amazing color! And if awesomeness is not a word~it should be! :D
Happy sky~watching!
Cat