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Grand Canyon, South Rim

On Friday, I drove up to the south rim of the Grand Canyon, driving from east to west. There were a few inches of snow along the rim, but with a little care, I managed to get to some of the overlooks. Here’s an infrared shot from Grandview Point. (To see more detail in each image, click on them to enlarge.)


For sunset, I drove to Pima Point, which is along Hermit Road almost all the way to Hermit’s Rest. Here’s some of the last of the evening light falling on the Tower of Ra [see the comments].

Tower of Ra

Here’s another infrared photo.  I think this does a good job of showing the variety of textures and layers in the rock.grand_canyon_infrared

3 Comments Post a comment
  1. Great stuff! I love the great light you’re able to capture.

    December 22, 2009
  2. Great Pictures! I think that second one is actually of the Tower of Ra. Confucius Temple has the white Coconino layer at the top.

    August 24, 2010
  3. Jonathan, I think you’re right. (The NPS calls it the “Temple of Ra”.) Thanks for the correction.

    September 1, 2010

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