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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


As I mentioned in a previous post, sunrise at the Grand Canyon is an eerie and beautiful experience. As the sun clears the rim, it illuminates the buttes in the canyon floor.  Taller buttes act as foils, resulting in an uneven distribution of the sun’s rays. The interplay of light and shadow is a spectacle that rewards the early visitor to the canyon’s rim. By midday, when most people view the canyon, the overhead light is flat. Although any view of the Grand Canyon is awe-inspiring, nothing matches the quiet resplendent glory of this early morning light show. Canon 20D f/22 20.3 sec. ISO 100 28-200mm lens @135mm To see a larger version of this photograph, click here.

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