Grand Canyon National Park - Geophotography

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Grand Canyon National Park

“You cannot see the Grand Canyon in one view, as if it were a changeless spectacle from which a curtain might be lifted, but to see it, you have to toil from month to month through its labyrinths” John Wesley Powell Photographically the Grand Canyon is a virtual gold mine - but no single picture from the top – mid way or from the bottom can capture the enormity – the sense of place or even time or even the hour of the day or night. The changes sometimes are subtle, and one must look at the entire palette to see natures design. The gentle dip of the strata as you float through the canyon, denoted only as you go up and then back down in time along the layers of the earth.

The photographs are organized to help experience the Grand Canyon from the perspectives of what you are looking at or where you are. The plateau is standing on the rim. The layers are of the stratigraphic units of time as they have been exposed. The Basement – is a credit to the excavation by the Colorado river. And the Labyrinths reflect the slot canyons, side streams and temporary water ways that found their way to join the river. Nature which could include the rocks – refers to the odds and ends, some of them organic, some purely geological artifacts. Taken together, they tell the whole story.


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