I simply love the Grand Canyon. And I really love the north rim. It is such a starkly different view of the Grand Canyon than you get being on the south rim. For one thing, there is significantly less people! The north rim only sees about 15% of the visitors to the Grand Canyon. So from a photographer's viewpoint, you are very likely to have access to overlooks all by yourself and not have to jockey for position or deal with others.
But, and you knew there would be a "but," but the distance between overlooks can be significant, in some cases almost 25 miles between viewpoints. And there are not that many viewpoints, not like the south rim where there are oodles of viewpoints.
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This particular viewpoint is one seen from Bright Angel Point on the north rim, just down from the north rim lodge. It gives you a sense of the inner canyon and the views are markedly different from Cape Royal or Point Imperial. But still pretty impressive.
This is a panorama comprised of seven photographs taken with a Canon 5D Mark II shooting with my EF 70-200mm f/4L IS. I shot these photographs at 78mm, at f/8, 1/60sec at ISO 100 in the early morning just after sunrise. I stitched the photographs together in Lightroom, did some processing, then finished up in Photoshop removing dust spots and using Nik's ColorEfx Pro plugin to give the photograph a little punch.
You can purchase this photograph (among others) at my Fine Art America website here.
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