Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Setting sun from Powell Point
This is the view downstream in the Grand Canyon as the sun slowly sank in the sky. Sunlight hitting specific spots in the canyon stand out spectacularly against the shaded areas around them. Point Sublime is on the North Rim just right of center. This view is during our 2nd Canyon sunset from Powell Point west of the South Rim visitors center. Smoke from a distant fire appears on the horizon in the sky as well and the layering which makes the Grand Canyon so pretty is also very apparent. This image was taken at 133mm focal length with an exposure of 1/640 seconds at f/8, ISO 400.