Grand Canyon afternoons

Still making my way through last summers' pics!

I have to admit that I never held the Grand Canyon high on my list of stuff that I just had to go see.  Technically, it's just a big ditch, right?  I had seen countless gorgeous photos of the place, but for some reason never felt compelled to make a trip there.

But while we were heading to Oregon last summer, we stopped for a few days in lovely Sedona, and being SO CLOSE to the Grand Canyon meant we just had to satisfy our curiosity.  While I didn't want to make a separate trip to go see it, you pretty much have to visit when it's just a short detour, right?

I'm really glad that we did visit, and now better understand the draw this place has for people.  As you can see from the photos, it was mid-afternoon and the sun was high overhead and very bright - not exactly ideal photography conditions.  But, we did have some great clouds so I did my best to make the most of it.

While I contemplated sticking around for sunset, that would have meant waiting for something like 5 hours or so, which I wasn't really interested in doing.  We hadn't even made it to our hotel yet and checked in - we were literally still on the road when we detoured over here.

So we spent a while here and I fired away, generally in awe of the sheer size of the Grand Canyon.  We all inherently know it is large, but WOW when you see it in person it really does impress.  Maybe someday I will be able to get back there and shoot it properly under the right light and all that.  It's an impressive landscape and sight to behold, that's for sure.