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  1. icassell

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    Just spent a long weekend at the Canyon. Enjoy!

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    #2 - Here is a link to some more info on the Kolb Brothers for those who are not familiar with these Grand Canyon Photographers: http://www.azpbs.org/kolb/
    They chose an incredible site for their studio (now a gallery) -- at the head of the Bright Angel Trail with stunning views of the Canyon

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    6 and 9 for me have plenty of potential.

    The others lack a focal point and a couple have problems with blown highlights in the sky..

    9 has lovely shades and loads of potential - just a pity about the tree down the bottom corner..
     
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    I'm into 5 & 6. Looks like a great weekend out there. I love weather like that. Reminds me of my first trip- The place was covered with clouds. It was foggy and as I walked up to the wall, just that fast, a big hole opened up in the sky and sun poured out and down into the canyon. Literally breath-taking, dizzying. Probably the coolest thing I've ever seen. I didn't have a camera with me- but I don't mind. It's all something I'll never forget.
     
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    Thanks for the critique! I thought the tree would help . It's easy to get a picture of the hole, but too many canyon pix have no sense of perspective ...
     
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    Thanks for the comment! Yes, it's amazing how quickly the appearance changes. I'm not so sure that having a camera helps, actually. It is so hard to get a picture of the place that doesn't look like a picture you've seen before. No photograph does it justice at all.
     
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    Beautiful!!! 6 and 9 are my faves of this series (and I'm with you, I rather like the tree in the bottom corner of 9)
     
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    I understand your point - I just find the half-tree somewhat distracting but I appreciate that for a scene like this, a foreground object can add a real sense of scale..
     
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    Thanks, Anti. You're coming down here this month, right? You're gonna have a wonderful time. Half the time I just wanted to stare and forgot that I had a camera in my hand :)
     
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    Understood. The canyon has been so heavily photographed that it was really tough to get a pic that doesn't look like every other pic I've seen :)
     
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    Yep! I leave in 9 days and am soooo excited about seeing the Canyon for the first time!!! :boogie:
     
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    Bring some warm clothing with you. It's at 7000 feet at the rim and temp was in high 30's at night this past weekend. Sunsets/sunrise and star gazing is great there, so you don't wanna freeze! It was in high 60's to mid 70's during the daytime (we had some rain on 3 of our four days there which chilled it down but made for some really neat views0. You're going to have a great time -- would have love to have met you, but couldn't make that time frame!

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    Thanks for the tip! I wouldn't have thought the temperatures would dip down that far.
     

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