Grand Canyon by Moonlight

February 29, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Kaibab by MoonlightKaibab by Moonlight

On a recent business trip to the Southwest, I was able to take a couple of days off to do some photography. One of the stops was at the Grand Canyon National Park. The sun set on us during the long drive to the park. We noticed, right after sunset, that a full moon was rising. So, after checking into our hotel and grabbing a bite to eat, we went out to take a look at the canyon by moon light. It was a magnificent view, with nobody around. Despite the cold temperatures, I decided to do some long-exposures images of the park. With a 30-second exposures, the scenes look like daylight. But if you look carefully, you can see the stars in the "blue" sky.

The next day, we were out at the rim before sunrise, and while it is a mystical experience, it didn't produce spectacular images. But we soldiered on and as the sun ascended in the sky, we got quite a few excellent images. These will be posted on a future gallery. But in Winter, the sun sets early and the cold returns. But since we had dinner in the park, I decided to try some "moon-rise" photos. These proved interesting as well.

The gallery for my moonlight images is here: http://www.markpollittphoto.com/p812840769


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