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Ansel Adams once said that a true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words. He then went one to write volumes about his photographs, and he would apparently talk about them to anyone who would listen. So much for pithy quotes. Since this is my blog, I will ignore Ansel Adams, and I will use this space to share the stories behind some of my favorite photographs: what I saw when I created the images, how the photos came to be, and why they are important to me. Consider this a behind-the-scenes look at my creative process. If you like what you see here, please visit my photography website: RobertBurnsPhotography.com

Monday, July 5, 2010

Sunrise at Grand Canyon 7-17-07

If you ever go to the Grand Canyon National Park, I highly recommend viewing a sunrise from one of the many viewing sites within the park.  If you wake up early enough to arrive at dawn, this is typical of what you will see. Notice that the canyon rim is not visible from this location. Large buttes in the foreground project upward, partially obstructing your view of the rising sun. Also notice the clouds, which come into play as the sun rises higher in the sky. Take a minute or two to enjoy the sun playing peek-a-boo with the buttes, then spend the next several hours watching the spectacle of light and shadow in the canyon below. Canon 20D f/8 1/50 sec. ISO 100 28-200mm lens @64mm 5:29 AM To see a larger version of this photograph, click here.

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