The Grand Canyon – A Photographer’s Nightmare

Posted in On Tthe Road on June 7th, 2009 by MadDog
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I never had much interest in visiting the Grand Canyon. If it hadn’t been for the chance visit to North America and a side-trip with Eunie to visit our long-time friend Grace, I’d never have seen it. “A big ditch.” That was pretty much my sentiment.

That was until I got out of the car and walked up to the edge. I’m a man of no small experience. I’ve been a lot of places and seen a lot of things. But, I’ve never, ever seen anything  like that!

It is stupendous, colossal, humongous; man, I mean it is really BIG! It is so big that I now realise that I’ve never in my life seen a photograph that even hints at its mind-numbing, heart-pounding largeness. It’s large, man, really LARGE!

So . . . It’s late, and I have to get up early to go to The Big Apple (am I allowed to call it that?). Nevertheless, I have to show you one image that I felt was worthy to show a teensy-weensy, itsy-bitsy, eenie, weenie smidgen of the grandeur of The Grand Canyon:

To The Grand Canyon - with my humble apologies

I feel privileged to have been allowed to take its picture.

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The Grand Canyon – Mixed Success

Posted in On Tthe Road on June 7th, 2009 by MadDog
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Yesterday was a lovely day at the Grand Canyon. The weather, though a little chilly, was perfect for photography. I took hundreds of shots, but my new Olympus unceremoniously dumped my in-camera panoramas. Don’t know why – don’t care. They are gone, so that is that.

I’ve been working all day today finishing up my Patterns of the Sea article for Niugini Blue. So this will be a quickie.

Here is one nice panorama that I managed to stitch together from shots with my Canon G10:

A Grand Canyon panoramaI’m off to New York City early tomorrow morning. I’m going to try to do a post from there tomorrow evening. I have two nights in Harlem. I’m hoping for good shooting weather. There are so many sights to see within walking distance that my new Merrells are going to get a good workout.

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