Wednesday, November 28, 2018

More at the North Rim!

Sooo...I submitted some of my pics to be critiqued in my 
photography club... suggestion was to convert some of them to B&W...

Sooo...what do you think?
(This is the same pic as the banner photo.)

Cape Royal...look through the window...then look above
and find the a bit of perspective doesn't it?!!

I did several of these when nearing sunset...
some show sun spots, others sun rays.
In this one, the shadows and light really took on a blue hue 
and brought out the sun spots.

This one has more of the rays and a more purple tone... 
...I thought I'd try it in B&W also!

Which one of the 3 do you prefer?

This is one I had also submitted at the Photo club...
...after I tweaked it according to the suggestions...

...and then I tried it in B&W!

Believe it or not, I didn't touch the color saturation!

And again in B&W. 

Call me crazy...this angle made me think of the Coliseum in Rome!

No clouds for sunset, but lots of interesting shadows!

The colors kept changing...and the dust in the air 
gave the sunset more color!

Our last night at the North Rim, we got to upgrade to a cabin...
right on the edge of the Canyon rim!!!
It was the very last night that the lodge would be open,
so the next day was my last day to do sunrise...
I was hoping to have some of the expected snow in the morning!

Yeah...well...there was definitely snow!!!
This is sunrise on the canyon rim from the door of our cabin...
that grey on the right...yep...that's the canyon!!!
The canyon was utterly and completely socked in with clouds.

We were the last cabin on the rim edge on the way to 
Bright Angel Point.
The bench has a beautiful view of the canyon.... did the day before!!!

The lodge was closing up, and we were headed to 
Sedona so there was no waiting out the day for the 
clouds to dissipate and let the sun come out.

Loved the North Rim!  Absolutely stunning!
Yeah...I'd love to go back!

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Friday, November 23, 2018

Now...the North Rim of the Grand Canyon!

And I thought Zion was a tough place to photograph!!!

Ohhh My Gosh!!!
Harsh light...deep, deep shadows...

...I was either overexposing or underexposing...

...I have a vastly greater appreciation for any photographer
who gets the really fabulous Grand Canyon shots!

Thank Goodness for Lightroom!!!

The North Rim is spectacularly beautiful.

Staying at the Grand Canyon North Rim Lodge was a wonderful
experience!  The main lodge is right at the edge of the Canyon.
You have to get reservations a year in advance for the cottages.
Our first night was in the newest part of the lodge...a typical
small motel room...
Then we had an opportunity to upgrade for the second night...
which you'll see in the next post!!!

Suffice it to say...we enjoyed hanging out at the edge.
Dining in the original dining room...built in 1928...
with spectacular views of the canyon!

We didn't have far to walk for beautiful views all around the lodge.
But we did take a drive visiting Point Imperial, Vista Encantada,
Walhalla Overlook, and Cape Royal.

I didn't do the canyon's just so "grand" photographs
just don't compare!

More of the Grand Canyon to see in the next post!!!

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