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Friday, December 08, 2006

Downstream from Desert View

This image is one of the first I took during our two days at the Grand Canyon. It was taken from the Desert View viewpoint, just below the "Watchtower" at that site. The Watchtower is a replica of a native tower, built in the 1930s here. This view is generally west and you can see both the south rim on the left and the north rim on the right. Visible near center on the horizon is Cape Royal, a popular viewpoint in the National Park on the North Rim. This image was taken at 18mm focal length with an exposure of 1/60 seconds at f/8, ISO 100 with a polarizing filter. I found that the polarizer really helped minimize the affects of the haze that was present in the canyon and also helped with colors too. You can see the affects of the polarizer with the wide angle lens in the dark area in the sky just left of center.

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