30-31 MAR: GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK

Beautiful Grand Canyon sunset from Yavapai Point.  Nice color on the west facing formations in the canyon.  Initially focused on simplifying the composition by selecting specific formations with the 70-200mm.  Later shifted to the 17-35mm to bring in a broader view with the sky.  Great colors on the clouds to the west with the setting sun.

Late Afternoon at Yavapai Point. Nikon D300, Nikon 70-200mm, Singh Ray warming polarizer, Gitzo tripod, Kirk BH-3 ballhead. (c)Chuck Lockett Photo

Last Light at Yavapai Point. Nikon D300, Nikon 70-200mm, Singh Ray warming polarizer, Singh Ray 2-stop split ND, Gitzo tripod, Kirk BH-3 ballhead. (c)Chuck Lockett Photo

Sunset From Yavapai Point. Nikon D300, Nikon 17-35mm, Singh Ray warming polarizer, Singh Ray 3-stop split ND, Gitzo tripod, Kirk BH-3 ballhead. (c)Chuck Lockett Photo

Clear cold night at Mather Campground.   Lots of stars in the clear night sky with Venus and Jupiter in prominence…half moon.

Wonderful sunrise from Mather Point.  The subtle changes in the canyon with the changing light as the sun comes up are amazing.  Spoke to a group of young ladies from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff.  They actually got up on their own at 3AM to drive to the park to see the sunrise…truly amazing.

Sunrise From Mather Point. Nikon D300, Nikon 17-35mm, Singh Ray warming polarizer, Singh Ray 2+3-stop split ND, Gitzo tripod, Kirk BH-3 ballhead. (c)Chuck Lockett Phot0

Early Morning at Mather Point. Nikon D300, Nikon 17-35mm, Singh Ray warming polarizer, Gitzo tripod, Kirk BH-3 ballhead. (c)Chuck Lockett Photo

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3 Comments

  1. Shahid Saigol March 31, 2012 at 7:26 pm #

    Beautiful, we were at that exact spot with Kylie & Kendel for spring break two years ago.

  2. starshineandbear April 2, 2012 at 4:24 am #

    I stayed at Mather Point back in 1992 when I made a San Antonio to Grand Canyon trip. Absolutely beautiful captures!!

  3. Bryan Crow April 4, 2012 at 7:08 pm #

    Outstanding!

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