Grand Canyon Sunset

Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA, 31st October 2014.

We were at the Grand Canyon for two full days. Here are some images from the second day.

.

Arizona, Grand Canyon, Landscape, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, Travel, USA

We found some flowers at one place we went.  Jeni Bate tells me this is an Indian Paintbrush or Castilleja.  It looks a little like a West Australian Kangaroo Paw.

.

Arizona, Grand Canyon, Landscape, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, Travel, USA .

.

Arizona, Grand Canyon, Landscape, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, Travel, USA

I took some landscape photos during the day but this is the only one I’m showing here.  Generally they were less compelling than the ones taken in low light.  If you look closely you can see a trail zigzagging down to the bottom on the near ridge.  It looks quite steep in places.

.

Arizona, Grand Canyon, Landscape, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, Travel, USA

This is much later, looking into the distance haze of the late afternoon with a long telephoto lens.

.

Arizona, Grand Canyon, Landscape, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, Travel, USA

And now the sunset has started.

.

Arizona, Grand Canyon, Landscape, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, Travel, USA .

.

Arizona, Grand Canyon, Landscape, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, Travel, USA

The sun is going down….

.

Arizona, Grand Canyon, Landscape, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, Travel, USA .

.

Arizona, Grand Canyon, Landscape, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, Travel, USA .

.

Arizona, Grand Canyon, Landscape, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, Travel, USA

Looking in the other direction there is a more subtle interplay of light and shapes.

.

Arizona, Grand Canyon, Landscape, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, Travel, USA .

.

Arizona, Grand Canyon, Landscape, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, Travel, USA .

.

Arizona, Grand Canyon, Landscape, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, Travel, USA

And finally, looking back towards where the sun went down, a Rothko sunset.

.

Arizona, Grand Canyon, Landscape, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, Travel, USA .

.

3 comments on “Grand Canyon Sunset

  1. The plant with the red flowers – the first shot – is Indian Paintbrush. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castilleja The Rothko sunset is rockin! Just the kind of thing I would paint.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s