One of the exciting aspects of photography is capturing great views and sharing them.
No one can argue that a vista of the Grand Canyon is not amazing. At sunrise, it is glorious as the sun comes up over the edge and adds depth and character to the black abyss below. Likewise, at sunset, we watch the colors change from bold reds and golds to purples and blues and then fade into darkness. It is a show that no-one wants to miss.
On this trip, like many others, we arrive at our location long before sunrise and leave after dusk, aka, pitch black. Flash lights are especially critical at places with a large drop off.
But what does it take to capture these shots? And to what lengths does a photographer go to capture that amazing photo?
Sometimes it’s foraging for a unique position away from the crowds.
Sometimes it’s finding an outcropping over the depths below.
And sometimes, it is quite literally, perching oneself on the edge.
Look where Jeff has positioned his tripod! Right to the edge!
What would you do to “capture the shot”?
Once again, it’s all about the light and the perch!