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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Grand Canyon normal shots

Shiva Temple, Isis Temple and Cheops Pyramid in Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon is 277 miles (446 km) long, up to 18 miles (29 km) wide and attains a depth of over a mile (6,000 feet or 1,800 meters.)  
Grand Canyon
The picture below is one of my favorite shots.  Off all the photos, this is one that I am contemplating printing and finding a place on the wall for it.  

Grand Canyon mimics a shadow of a tree
  As I review these pictures, sometimes I see other things.  In the photo below,  there is a broken heart.  The top is well formed but the bottom is formed from the shadow.  The white stone to the right almost looks like it is supporting the heart from falling into the pit below.
Heart of the Canyon

The Grand Canyon vacation is known for taking donkeys down to the bottom.  As you can see the path winds back and forth.  It is still a steep and long path. Maybe one day, I will take that trip. It would be beautiful to see the canyon from the bottom looking up.
Donkey trail
Millions of years of the Colorado River running through the land is supposed to be the cause of all this erosion.  It must have been one of the few rivers on the continent at the time.
A river runs through it
As we walked around the canyon it got later in the day.  That along with the change of angle that we were not viewing the rock formations we began to see more drama from the shadows in the canyon.
The drama of shadows, Grand Canyon
As we walked around the Grand Canyon if you looked, you could almost always see the three main formations, Shiva and Isis Temples along with Cheops Pyramid.  I enjoy the Sci-fi show Stargate SG1.  I noticed that the rock formation closest to us in this picture looks like a Sarchophagus.

Different View of the Temples and Pyramid
There is no 2D picture that can really show the vastness of this magnificent beauty.  The pathways at points comes very close to the edge so that you feel like you are up close yet at the same time the next formation is so far away.  It makes you want to hook up a long rope and learn how to rock climb in order to get up close and personal with this vast expanse.
Up close and personal yet so far away

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