American Southwest Adventure Pt. 3

We spent all of Day 4 at the south rim of the Grand Canyon. It would be another hot day (103 degrees), so we tried to get an early start and spend time at the rim while it was still somewhat cool.We first hiked (powerchaired) along the rim near Mather Point. This area had the most wheelchair friendly trails. It is interesting (and kinda cool) to see that for the most part all the trails along the rim had no railings whatsoever. After spending a few hours around Mather Point hiking and taking photos, we went and found some food at the Yavapai Lodge, and then Tiffany and Etta took the park bus to Hopi Point, while Jason and I stayed and took photos near the Kolb Studio. After Tiffany and Etta got back, we went back to our hotel room for a much needed rest. Once rested, we returned to the park, and drove a few miles west along the Desert View Drive, stopping for photos at a few different viewpoints. By this time it was getting close to 7:00 PM, so we decided to go back to Mather Point for sunset. At Mather Point, Jason and I set up the 1949 Speed Graphic looking east, and then we waited awhile for the sun to get lower and the light to get softer and warmer. After about 30 minutes, we put the film in the camera and made the exposure, and then packed up and headed back to where the van was parked. As we walked around a corner, we came upon this gorgeous dead juniper tree, bathed in the evening sunlight. We quickly set up the Speed Graphic again, managed to get everything right in our hurry, and made one of my favorite photos from the trip.
After that, we packed up, headed back to our hotel, went out and had a wonderful dinner, and finally back to our hotel where we passed out, exhausted.

Here are my photos from the day,

 

 
Morning At The Grand Canyon
Zenza Bronica ETRSi
Zenzanon MC 150/4
Kodak Ektar 100


South Rim View
Zenza Bronica ETRSi
Zenzanon MC 40/4
B+W Circular Polarizer
Kodak Ektar 100


Living On The Edge
Zenza Bronica ETRSi w 135W back
Zenzanon MC 40/4
Kodak Ektar 100


Triptych Of The Grand Canyon
Rolleiflex 2.8C
Carl Zeiss Planar 80/2.8
Kodak Ektachrome 64X


Grand Canyon Panorama
Zenza Bronica ETRSi w 135W back
Zenzanon MC 40/4
B+W Circular Polarizer
Kodak Ektar 100

Kaibab
Zenza Bronica ETRSi w 135W back
Zenzanon MC 150/4
Kodak Ektar 100


Cedar Ridge and Grand Canyon
Pacemaker Speed Graphic 4×5
Kodak Ektar 127/4.7
Kodak Ektar 100


Pipe Creek Vista
Pacemaker Speed Graphic 4×5
Kodak Ektar 127/4.7
Kodak Ektar 100


Duck On A Rock Vista
Pacemaker Speed Graphic 4×5
Kodak Ektar 127/4.7
Kodak Ektar 100


Evening Sun On Cedar Ridge
Pacemaker Speed Graphic 4×5
Kodak Ektar 127/4.7
Kodak Ektar 100


Evening At The Grand Canyon
Pacemaker Speed Graphic 4×5
Kodak Ektar 127/4.7
Kodak Ektar 100

 

 

 

 

 

 

One Comment

  1. David Salmon August 15, 2016

    Gorgeous photographs, all of them. Fantastic color and depth. I love Evening at the Grand Canyon.

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