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Grand Canyon - Mather Point by Karl-B Grand Canyon - Mather Point by Karl-B
Grand Canyon - From Mather Point. Capturing the overwhelming scale of the Grand Canyon in a photograph is a challenge. The subject is about 300 vertical feet of rock. This side of the canyon is over 5000 feet deep.
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weaveroffantasy Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
This is a spectacular shot! The figure standing at the top really serves to show how huge the canyon is in comparison. The Grand Canyon has always been on my list of places to visit before I die, and this only serves to reinforce the reason why :)  It really is a lovely, lovely shot
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Odilicious Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome capture.
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neroz-art Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Hobbyist
SO HIGH!!!
i love this pic!
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savelove Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010
amazing shot!
That man at the top really brings in a lot of character
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eschlehahn Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010
Whoa.
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snupi2001 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing shot :wow:
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JanPusdrowski Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Student Photographer
One word: Awesome o.0

This is a very eye catching shot o.0.. the details are amazing and I like the sunlight in the backround :)

cheers.
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Please check out my pictures :)
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CindarellaPop Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Now THAT is a landscape! I love the human figure in there too, adds a great sense of scale.
The canyon always makes me feel so small.
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Ferreson Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009   General Artist
wow, this is a fabulous shot
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mark1624 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
holy mother of awesome!! capturing its size and beauty there
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midnitestarz18 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
o_O great shot!
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pixiesuicide Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009
Now thats's incredible
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BlueVagabond Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Waaaa...awesome view! The air must be amazing up there + the nature even more amazing.
:thumbsup: Maybe little to much grey in the bg. However, you've done a great job.
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lilleGekko Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009
You have really managed too show how big everything is. By having someone in the picture we can really understand the scale of the canyon, and the composition in general is really nicely done. I also like the colours, because they give the picture a kind of calm atmosphere something that again makes everything look a bit bigger :dummy:
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Bojkovski Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
great capture
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Smaxman Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009
Pure AWESOMENESS!
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Baz135 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
A lot different than the usual Grand Canyon picture...really like the subdued tones!
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asharpsilence Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
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Elysium6 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009
Very impressive! Beautiful capture :)
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starrysurrealism Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009   Photographer
I like the lack of color. Well its not absent, but it hints in just the right ways. Fabulous job with the scale. :)
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strangelight Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009
Including the human figure is a perfect way of capturing the massive scale of the canyon. I like the stack of rock in the centre - an interesting focal point.
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NicolasAlexanderOtto Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009
Now this is very impressive. I love the way you overexposed the picture which gives it a very unique touch. :)
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VirtualVortex Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009
That's one BIG rock! Nice work! :)
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AlecBell Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009
You have certainly captured some notion of the epic scale.

Shooting against the light with that dark mass of foreground rock, and the tiny figurestanding at its peak , was a brilliant idea. The focus is sharp enough to capture all the weathered detail of the cliff.
The contrast between the shady detail and bight hazy background completes a perfact picture.
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jadhav Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009
wow! love to be there. great capture.
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cowsandwatermelons Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009
Hello!

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Ni66le Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excelente shot!
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SavvyPirateAngel Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009   Photographer
Beautiful. The focus is brilliant.
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candicePAULA Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist

Wow.

Just...wow.
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fr-ae-nk Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
WOW!!!

the human subject really helps defining the dimension of this picture... outstanding!
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3d-pixel Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009
it has got to be the most astonishingly scary thing to be on the edge of that rock.
congrats man, really nice photo.

take care,
PedroME
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Nirelleth Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009
Very impressive. Shows the beauty very pretty.
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mocinno Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009  Hobbyist
I really like this. The massiveness, and the contrast is all portrayed very well. Oh, and I really like the person.
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Ashley-Q Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic shot! I love the contrast between the light fog and the dark, jagged cliff. The hiker in the shot is a great little detail that really adds to the epic scale of the Grand Canyon.
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ambulance-ambience Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
this is absolutely breathtaking. i've never been there but i could imagine how those depths would be challenging to shoot. you've pulled it off gloriously though, and i applaud you for that!
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ONEANDAhalfMEN Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009
this would make a great background for a sci fi scene.
i like the depth of this shot,very nice.
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Schmart-Art Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009
That is a freakin wonderful view, absolutely gorgeus. You have really captured the grandness of grand canyon. Especially with the man that looks so damn small in comparison.
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KatsumiShiokawa Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009
Breathtaking shot! Let us hope he doesn't slip up over there n .n;
Also, the mist/fog is really nice, how it makes the mountains fade away, allowing you to easily spot the hiker.

I'm going on a trip this summer to go up a really tall mountain. I doubt I'll se any hikers, but I hope to get great shots like this one n .n
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german-popsicle Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009  Student Photographer
Wow, this is amazing, the hiker is so tiny! This shows the scale wonderfully! I still don't think I've really wrapped my head around how huge everything is though =P
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keepbelievingit Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009
this is lovely. it has great balance between the light and dark, and just enough of a hint of beyond to show the scale of how large the space really is.
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Afina79 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Perfect image. I love the hiker on the cliff. It adds some mystery to the image.
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DarklingLena Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009
Stunning photo, great job getting the hiker in also. :)
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druideye Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow that's amazing!
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fubecando Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009
With the hiker in the photo, the scale is shown perfectly. Well done!
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Camera Data

Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 50D
Shutter Speed
1/197 second
Aperture
F/4.0
Focal Length
55 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
May 16, 2009, 8:15:21 PM