Havasu Falls, Havasu Canyon, Arizona (AZ), USA

At the Bottom

When we backpacked to Havasu Canyon the site that greeted us was stunning to say the least. All the turquoise pools at the bottom of the canyon were just waiting for us to go swimming… but it was way to cold for that.

I waited for the entire area to be covered in shade before taking this photograph. A circular polarizer helped cut through haze and bring out the brilliant colors of the pool. I chose this composition to showcase the vibrant color in the water. I was careful to control the highlights in the water to prevent any over exposure.

After I took this photograph… I walked across the sedimentary formation to get to the other side of the creek… there was so much spray from the falls that I was thoroughly soaked.

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