08/31/2013

Sorry for the delay in posting, it has been a busy week! We drove up to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon on Saturday morning for the Labor Day weekend. From Flagstaff we took highway 89 north, then west from Cameron on highway 64.

 

Little Colorado River

Before reaching the park you pass thru the Little Colorado River Tribal Park. The photo below (photo info: 11mm, 1/80 sec, f/18, ISO 200)  is from highway 64, about 7 miles east of  the park’s east entrance. This photo was process using HDR.  The dirt road leads to the Little Colorado River Gorge.

The Road To River Gorge - Grand Canyon Post

View of the Little Colorado River Gorge from Highway 64.

 

Desert View

A short distance form the east park entrance station is Desert View which includes the Watchtower. The 70-foot-high stone building was designed by American architect Mary Colter.  It also contains murals by Fred Kabotie.  Below is a photo looking up into the circular tower (photo info: 11mm, 1/30 sec, f/4.5, ISO 800).  Don’t worry, I will include an photo of the outside in another post.

Inside Looking Up Thru The Watchtower - Grand Canyon Post

View from inside the Desert View Watchtower featuring murals by Fred Kabotie.

 

Bull Elk

While driving toward Grand Canyon Village along the Desert View Drive we were fortunate enough to spot a couple of bull elk. Below is a photo of one (photo info: 500mm, 1/60 sec, f/8, ISO 800).

Bull Elk While Grazing - Grand Canyon Post

A bull elk grazing along the Desert View Drive.

 

Grand Canyon Village

Below was our view of the canyon after arriving at Grand Canyon Village (photo info: 50mm, 1/6 sec, f/16, ISO 200). The temples (Deva, Brahma & Zoroaster) were highlighted by the sun as it began to set over the canyon. This photo was processed using HDR.

Sun Setting On The Temples - Grand Canyon Post

View from Grand Canyon Village of Deva Temple, Brahma Temple and Zoroaster Temple.

 

Well, this is the end of our post for day one of our photo trip to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Will post day two soon!