South Rim Overlook, Grand Canyon, Arizona

Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona (AZ), USA

Map: South Rim Overlook, Grand Canyon, Arizona

The Grand Canyon is an inspiring sight to see. It is 1 mile (1.6 km) deep and encompasses 1,218,375 acres. The Canyon averages 4,000 feet deep, and is approximately 277 miles long – with the Colorado River flowing through it. It is 6,000 feet deep at its deepest point and 18 miles wide at its widest. It is also one of the most studied geological landscapes in the world – offering a record of three of the four eras of geological time, a diverse fossil record, and a vast array of geologic features and types of rock.

The Grand Canyon is one of the most visited National Parks in the United States. Most visitors fiew the canyon from the overlooks along the South Rim – from Grand Canyon Village, Hermit’s Rest, Desert View, and so on. Very few visitors make it to the Canyon’s North Rim.

For more information about Grand Canyon check the Grand Canyon National Park website.

I used a 3 stop Hard GND filter and our iHDR workflow to manually blend this image in post. The filter let me balance out the light between the sky and the ground, but the area around the sun was still over exposed. I chose a small aperture to create a sun star, and allowed the area around the sun to remain bright for a natural look.

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