Monday, May 28, 2012

The Grand Canyon As Seen Around 11 am - 3.30 pm



This is time the Grand Canyon looks really washed out, with the sun literally burning down on everything and everybody: not a very good time to photograph its beauty, yet, one cannot come away without capturing, so here are some pictures, they look quite good:




Wearing a wide brim hat did make me feel very silly, but I stopped worrying about it, as one of the great things about the Grand Canyon is that absolutely everyone there is a tourist and they all look pretty silly !








 Gazing at the beautiful views of the canyon from the various vista points is the activity, one never gets tired of despite the heat.

 And one never tires of taking pictures: strangely sometimes one feels that everything looks the same, and yet the next moment, one feels it looks so different




Wow! look at the beautiful clouds

We were there in the month of August 2010, and it was very, very hot. But the evenings were so pleasant and the views everywhere were really beautiful. The buses are plenty, and one can hop in and hop out from various color coded buses to see specific points.There are buses from early morning till evening, to catch the sunrise and the sunsets.We had to opt for the hot morning views and came back again for the evening sunset.





The sizzling afternoon summer


Shiva point





 At the background is the Temple of Shiva




See  how the afternoon rays paint the rocks: whatever the time of the day, the sun always plays the most important role, in making things look exceptionally beautiful, and the lucky ones capture it...
Did you enjoy the trip to the Grand Canyon with me through these photographs?


24 comments:

  1. BEAUTIFUL Snaps!!! Love the blue...and the deep contrast in some:)

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    1. Me too, love the dark shades creating a beautiful and natural contrast.

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  2. Beautiful pictures. We plan to go there one day.......not sure when.

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    1. So many people living very close to the Grand Canyon too have not seen it. It just like living in India and not seeing the Tajmahal, Qutab Minar etc. In fact, I have not yet seen Kashmir, it seems to elude us.

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  3. Hello, Thanks for the good pics. I and C were also lucky to be there in 2009.
    But the pics were not good as you have ,they were hazy.

    I was awed after seeing in real and being there in the Grand Canyon , that I have seen before in Western films only. It was splendorous and a worthy trip along with the helicopter ride into the canyon.
    Sure you enjoyed too.

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    1. I also have seen so many wonderful places first on the Travel and Living Channel, and later on somehow I have managed to see at least a few of them in real life. I am glad you liked the pictures, thank you.

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  4. Wow, no wonder why they call it "Grand" Canyon! Your pictures have done a great job! Thanks for the virtual tour :)

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    1. I am so happy to see you again. Thanks.

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  5. I have been there..its awesome..

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    1. Thanks, and yes it is awesome.

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  6. All the pictures are so veyr beautifullll Thank you for sharingggggggggggg


    Bikram's

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  7. wow beautiful pictures of the grand canyon- second blog today I've visited with pics of the grand canyon- hmmmm- I need to go for a visit there!!! :) Thanks for sharing!!

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    1. Yes Anjuli it is worth a visit.

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  8. Sky looks different for the time frame you have mentioned. Did you use enhance the picture on the computer using any software?

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  9. I have been there. But, your pictures are super awesome.

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  10. No Nona, it is just the change of light during the whole time we spent there. The pictures of sunset are so different, and more beautiful then the ones taken in the time mentioned.I will post some of the prettier ones of the sunset at the GC. soon. It suddenly threatened to rain in the evening, but luckily it never rained.

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  11. Thanks Rachna. I also thought the photos may not come out well, but they seem to have come out pretty okay.The photos were taken by my son and my husband.

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  12. Thanks for taking us on the lovely trip to the Rocky Mountains in Colarado and Grand Canyon:)Lovely pictures, Rama!

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  13. Rama,
    I'm hooked on to your blog..For the past week,I've visited your blog every single day, awaiting your next post..I like your writing style and I'm awed at hoe young and energetic you are with varied interests..From your writing ,my inspiration to explore different aspects have increased..Only time can tell what I end up doing..

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    1. Thanks Ramya, for those lovely words.Blogging is a unique way to express our thoughts and feelings freely, so don't hesitate to write, as the slogan says "Just do it!"

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  14. All pics are sizzling hot, I mean I can feel the sun:-) and hey, you look cute with the hat on, very touristy :-)

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  15. Yes, I did , rama! All these photos are great!

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