Grand Canyon

Stopped by the South Rim of the Grand Canyon on the way back from Las Vegas to Texas. Also gave me a chance to test out the new Nikon D810 and Tamron stabilized 70-200 f/2.8 lens, along with some low light photos from my Sony A7 with stabilized 24-70 f/4.0 lens. I’ve got to admit, those stabilized lenses are exceptional and high iso quality is getting better all the time. To a great extent, they have allowed me to not have to carry a tripod much of the time, although the old tripod comes in handy with long exposures.

The first ten images were taken with the Nikon. The last five images with the Sony A7 AFTER sunset!
Prior to getting to the South Rim, I turned off hwy. 64 at the Little Colorado River View Point for these images.

Did have to take one with the fisheye


All the following were taken from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon

There was still some snow in the shaded areas, which, I think, give an interesting look to the canyon. It was relatively hazy, but you can work with haze.


Always makes me nervous to see tourists getting close to the edge…


This image was taken from Navajo Point of the Mather Point view area. Both viewing areas are near the South Rim visitor center.

The remaining images were taken at Mather Point.


So, more to come. Love to hear what you have to say about our travels.


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