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.
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.
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).
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.
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!