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Lonely Sentinal



This long dead tree stands guard of the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.

This long dead tree stands guard of the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.
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BBBimagemediastudios
 
BBBimagemediastudios August 31, 2015
Love the framing of the tree in the image making it the focal point
RuwanFonseka PRO
 
RuwanFonseka September 03, 2015
Well crafted image.
carolt55
 
carolt55 September 23, 2015
Absolutely Beautiful!
ahmedfouadibraheem
 
ahmedfouadibraheem September 23, 2015
Excellent shot, well done.
nina050 PRO+
 
nina050 September 24, 2015
Beautifully composed!
LittleRicky
 
LittleRicky September 26, 2015
Wow!
rogercampeau PRO
 
rogercampeau October 20, 2015
Awesome !!!! :)
PhotoFunny-Photografia
 
PhotoFunny-Photografia October 21, 2015
It's wonderful !!!!! Like :)) ...Good night :))
ovosphotography
 
ovosphotography April 07, 2016
like it!
Beegirl
 
Beegirl September 23, 2016
Very Nice capture
texaaronpueschel PRO+
 
Awesome capture of the Grand Canton's glory.

Behind The Lens

Location
The south rim of the Grand Canyon.
Time
Late afternoon in October.
Lighting
The setting sun provided shadow from the canyon walls and, as fortune would have it, was spotlighting the tree. I thought putting the tree into focus and have the canyon somewhat blurred would paradoxically be a novel way to direct the viewers attention to the canyon.
Equipment
I used a Nikon D5300 with an: AF-S Nikkor 18-55mm. lens - the lens that came with the camera.
Inspiration
When one goes to the Grand Canyon one is tempted to take shots of the canyon to the exclusion of anything else. It is so over powering. I like the way the branches on this dead tree seemed to direct the eye to the canyon. It's singularity suggested the title.
Editing
No, the picture itself was pretty much as good as it was going to get IMO.
In my camera bag
I just purchased my D5300 last year so I am still getting acquainted with it. The camera came with an additional DX 55-300 telephoto lens, and I have subsequently purchased a Nikkor 24-120mm. lens. That lens is now my personal favorite to all purpose shooting.
Feedback
My only advise is try to find some foreground object to give some reference point to the size (width and depth) of the canyon. If I didn't do this I found it almost impossible to reference the canyon's sheer magnitude. I found it challenging to try to capture the colors (pastels, deep blue sky, green pines and other trees turning red and gold). Taking the photo in the later afternoon was a plus also.. I consider myself a rank amateur photographer. I really enjoy looking at other peoples work.

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