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Grand Falls Photographer... this place is pretty unique. On one side of the Little Colorado River is a rust colored sandstone. The side I'm standing on is a bla...
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Grand Falls Photographer... this place is pretty unique. On one side of the Little Colorado River is a rust colored sandstone. The side I'm standing on is a black volcanic rock. It made for an unusual canyon.

I didn't really like the monotone color of this photo, which was taken a little while after sunset, but it did make the photographer's clothing stand out nicely. These falls are actually higher than Niagra Falls, so the magnitude of it's size doesn't show well here.

This was done as an HDR shot and I had some ghosting to remove near the photographer, since this was a pretty long exposure. Hope you like it!
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People's Choice in Michael Hoai Photo Challenge
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AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta August 23, 2013
Fabulous HDR image of the photographer & this awesome place - excellent work. Congratulations.
jleiweke
 
jleiweke August 24, 2013
Congrats!
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon August 24, 2013
Congratulations on your Editor's Award, well composed and extremely interesting.
DigitalDawn
 
DigitalDawn August 25, 2013
Big Congrats Blair, I've told you I like this shot a lot. Love the contrasting color of the jacket against this scene. The scene itself is very surreal. Great work as always and a huge congrats.
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita August 25, 2013
beautiful...fantastic job!
cmorisset PRO
 
cmorisset August 25, 2013
Your caption helps appreciate the magnitude of the falls... You're right, at first they appear small (a "trompe l'oeil" ). Well done and a big congrats for another great shot. Bravo!
KathrynSanford PRO+
 
KathrynSanford August 26, 2013
Congratulations!!! Great capture!!! From this view, it's hard to believe the falls are higher than those of Niagra Falls...truly amazing!!!
anneschlueter PRO
 
anneschlueter August 26, 2013
Congratulations on well deserved award - I love the composition, the colors in the land sky and water contrasted against the jacket color, the textures; really great work here!
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita August 04, 2015
yay....you've done it again! Congrats Blair.
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon October 28, 2015
Be my Guide Finalist... Great news Blair, congratulations
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita November 13, 2015
well look at you.....done it again!!! Congrats once again Blair. xoxoxo
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 February 06, 2016
Wow, I am just wondering how come there is water in that desert place. Nature is really amazing congratulations on your award!

Behind The Lens

Location
This shot was taken during my first trip to Grand Falls on the Little Colorado River in central Arizona. Heavy water flow depends mostly on flash floods. This shot was taken in the spring with typical spring runoff. The waterfall is larger than it first appears. It's overall height is greater than that of Niagra Falls on the New York/Canada border.
Time
This was shot at sunset. The photographer pictured here and I were the only ones around.
Lighting
This location is usually shot directly into the sunset. I've never been here under what I feel is ideal lighting condition.
Equipment
THis was shot with a Canon T4i body with a Canon wide angle lens
Inspiration
I love the desert and waterfalls. This spot gives me both.
Editing
This was shot as an HDR photo with 3 bracketed exposures.
In my camera bag
A variety of Canon equipment. I typically use a Canon 6D body now, with several Canon lenses. Wide angle is still my favorite landscape lens.
Feedback
Try and try again. Summer floods give the most dramatic flow, but are quite unpredictable. Normally the flow here is just a trickle. Much of the summer it doesn't flow at all. Bring bug repellant.

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