South Rim Grand Canyon, AZ, USA by Sheila Reeves

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On a recent trip to the Grand Canyon in Arizona, I spent a day exploring the various overlooks along the Desert View Drive along the South Rim of the canyon. I stopped at all of the marked locations, and several unmarked ones. I noticed this tree at Grandview Point overlook. It was all by itself, and seemed to be growing right out of the rock. The midday light was nothing special, but I noticed that the location of the tree made it a possible subject for a sunset shot. So I continued on my journey. After reaching the end of the drive, I returned to this location to await sunset and photogaph this tree. The lack of clouds resulted in a less than spectacular sunset, but I liked the gradation from blue to glowing orange, with the tree in silhouette. The simplicity of this image appeals to me.

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