The Grand Falls of Arizona.

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The Grand Falls of Arizona.

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Today we revisit the Grand Falls of northern Arizona.  I’ve written several posts on this trip that I did with fellow photog buddies Mike Olbinski, Rick Young, Scott Wood, and Ken Petersen.  It was such an amazing trip full of good times and great images.

We had decided to hike down for some up close and personal shots before sunset came.   Once you make the hike down, the falls take on a whole new persona.  You feel the power of the water coming over and then rushing downstream.   I was so thankful we were able to make it to the bottom to witness this natural wonder.

I still find it amazing that people who have lived here their whole life have never heard of or seen the falls.  It just perplexes me that something this “grand” has stayed hidden from so many.   Maybe that’s a good thing?

Until next time…


Camera: Canon 40D with a Tamron 17-35mm

Processing: 5 shot HDR image using Lightroom 3, CS4, Photomatix 4, Phototools 2.6

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  1. I love these low shots of the falls. This just looks like the chocolate waterfall in the Wonka factory. I want to scoop up a glass and enjoy the chocolaty goodness, until I realize it is all dirt. Great shot, Chris!

  2. Really liking the detail you got in the water. I borrowed Rick’s 10 stop ND filter for my shot at this perspective and there is no detail in the water at all. 🙂

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