Grand Canyon National Park - Mark Venner Photography
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Sunrays

I couldn't have asked for better light on this particular evening. In addition to that, while dust is usually bad for visibility, in this case it created two effects that I absolutely find amazing. First, the sunrays. They are absolutely endless and amazing. Second is the seemingly endless supply of peaks that fade into the dusty distance of gold as the viewer peers down the Grand Canyon. This photograph was taken from near Desert View Point on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. NOTE: I exposed for the clouds with a 2 stop Hard GND Filter at the time of exposure and later lightened the under the horizon portion of the photograph by one half stop. This replicates the view as seen that evening and is necessary to more closely recreate the dynamic range that one could have seen with the human eye at the time.