Saturday, April 05, 2008

A Canyon by Any Other Name is Just as Grand

While there's still a little nip in the air, I thought I would post a picture from last spring's trip to Colroado, where we ran into some snow in the higher elevations. This shot is from Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.

To get the full sweep of the depth of the canyon, I used the panoramic function to stitch three or four photos together.

I have visited the Grand Canyon before, and I must say that Black Canyon to me was every bit as impressive. The scale of the place, with the narrow but very deep canyon, and near vertical walls, is breathtaking. Here's one more, taken directly behind the Visitor's Center.

It was snowing pretty heavily when we got there, and it was also foggy, so we hung around for a while at the Visitor's Center, hoping for the weather to break and the views to clear. Once the snow cooperated, we had a lovely, if chilly, afternoon to explore the park.

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6 comments:

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

Amazing detail in that first shot, very nice!

Shionge said...

Woooo so awesome..snowing? Wonderful!!!!

Sand said...

very cool shots. it is a rather impressive place!

Old Wom Tigley said...

Wow.. these really do come alive when enlarged.. What a wondrous place that must be.
tom

Moi said...

beautiful.....that's one state I so badly wanna see.........and now that we are closer , i hope it becomes a reality soon :)
the last shot, especially is very impressive, Ash. and thank you for all the info on Yellowstone ........

Rick said...

AWESOME! We dont have anything like that here in the south. You are catching some spectacular shots!