Thursday, October 26, 2006

On the south rim

I love this picture. One, because my wife is in it, and two, because she saw it first. We were heading back to the car after having taken the two previous pictures when we saw the twilight sky through a frame of trees and an old fortress at the overlook at the south rim of the Grand Canyon.

I remarked that the color of the sky was very nice, and planned to keep going. She asked, “Do you need a person in the photo?” After a second’s thought, I answered, “Yes,” and began to set up my tripod. She walked over to the large rock and asked, “Here?” It was perfect. I framed the shot and made two exposures. The whole thing took maybe three minutes.

Sometimes things just come together like that.

Click on picture to enlarge. Photograph © 2006 James Jordan.

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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very nice - and a crescent of the moon thrown in; there's a small envelope to capturing the right sunset and you got it here.
don

Nick said...

Great shot. I love the moon and the window in the building.

Kitch said...

Where is that fortress? Is it off of a corridor, threshold or primitive trail or in a more common area on the rim?

Love the shot!

Martin Stickland said...

Love it!

What a shot!

You have some lovely photos on this blog, well done that man and keep up the great work!

Kind Regards from wet old England.

Martin

James said...

Thanks, all for the comments on this shot. There really was a short window of time to catch this and I was willing to let it go until my wife prompted me.

There is a small fortress and a stone watchtower at the first overlook entering the south rim from the east. You can climb the tower during daylight housr, although you have to go through a gift shop to get to it and I believe there is a one or two dollar fee for the privilege.

James said...

I might add that this shot was taken just off the main parking lot at this overlook.

Sheila said...

I can't say I've seen anything quite like this anywhere. I look at your work for a moment of serenity.