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MattB
02-04-2015, 07:46 PM
Went out to California on business, stopped at the Canyon on the way back. It was mind blowing. However I was almost unlucky with the timing. When we got there the canyon was basically in total cloud inversion, which apparently to this level is only a once or twice a decade kind of thing. Cool to experience but almost made me miss the views. Was still a bit hazy and had low hangers after it cleared but overall I'm glad it cleared enough to see. I shot a lot with my neutral density filters, probably to much....I think some are to dark and wish I shot more lighter but not bad overall. Some are sunset, some sunrise, some after the sun was up. Mixed bag. Guess I have to make another trip and hit some other cool spots along the way!

This is the way it looked after the really really foggy day, still cloud inversion going on but not a total fog out like the day before. Literally couldn't see 5ft in front of you, glad we waited it out!
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Left the people in that last one, shows some scale.

MattB
02-04-2015, 07:47 PM
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And I guess a couple of "selfies" lol
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Here are a few from around San Fran(On the way as well) I've edited so far.
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Mastiffman
02-04-2015, 09:00 PM
I don't understand how people can think that the GC was carved out by the Colorado river...

Absolutely AWESOME Photos Matt!!!! Just flat out Breath taking!

JimA
02-04-2015, 09:14 PM
Very nice, thanks for sharing!

t-phish
02-04-2015, 10:58 PM
Awesome pics could you share model n make of the camera n special lens. Thanks.

ExReefer
02-05-2015, 12:43 AM
Well done! Thanks for posting.

stacyhaney
02-05-2015, 08:23 AM
Just stunning. I'm planning a trip this summer with my family.

kwikrob
02-05-2015, 11:13 AM
I went in 2013. It was great. I actually liked the parks in southern Utah better. And Mesa Verde in Cortez Colorado.

gdsmith56
02-05-2015, 11:39 AM
We did a cross-country drive in May '12 (I retired in Dec '11) and did 3days there ... no matter how many pictures you see, it still doesn't do justice to the real thing. Incredible site

And I love Fisherman's Wharf in San Fran ...

MattB
02-05-2015, 05:37 PM
Agree its hard to capture it in photos. Just need to see it. I wanted to go up towards Utah but we were on a schedule as this was just a side trip on the way back from work. I'd love to spend more time and spread out a bit more. There's a lot of other points I want to hit out that way so I'm sure I'll get back at some point! Fisherman's Wharf was cool, I'd go back easily....but I found it a bit to touristy. I like getting off the path a bit.

The camera is a Canon 5D MK II, lens is 24-105mm. Used a 6 soft graduated Neutral density filter and a 9 hard GND filter for some of the photos. Had a circular polarizer as well.