Vacation Update: Grand Canyon
This Afternoon Grand Canyon, Yaki Point (South Rim) 今日:グランドキャニオン(アメリカのアリゾナ州) -- Grand Canyon Village, Arizona, United States -- Copyright 2015 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 24mm — 1/100 sec, f/18, ISO 280 — map & image datanearby photos
This Afternoon
Grand Canyon, Yaki Point (South Rim)
今日:グランドキャニオン(アメリカのアリゾナ州)

After yesterday's drive from Las Vegas on our RV trip across America, we made it today to the Grand Canyon.

We're in Page Arizona tonight... tomorrow we visit Antelope Canyon.

Continued here...


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Interesting coincidence. I’m flying my family to America next week to do essentially the same route (Vegas, Grand Canyon, Page, Bryce) next week. And I also haven’t been back to that area since I was a little kid.
If you’re too busy on the road to respond, I completely understand, but around Grand Canyon are you feeling the need for a) a long telephoto, and b) a winter coat? (Trying to figure out how light to pack.)

Enjoy your trip!

You’d probably want to bundle up in the morning at the Grand Canyon, but when I was there at noon, I quickly got rid of my sweatshirt and was in just a T-shirt. Bring sunscreen. Got chilly again toward later afternoon. If you bring layers, you can skip the coat. As for the camera, photography is not the main point of the trip, so I brought only two lenses (24-70, 70-200), and it seems fine for the little time I have for photos. I’ve wanted wider and longer (and more time to take photos). Note: in Page, stay away from Page Lake Powell Campground… I’m here now and regret it. It’s just cheap. They even padlock the trashcans at 8pm. But do stay if you want to join drunken college kids party until the cops show up. /-: —Jeffrey

— comment by Benjamin Moore on March 20th, 2015 at 4:29pm JST (2 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink

That is a really great shot.

“They even padlock the trashcans at 8pm.”

I’d hazard a guess that the padlocking of the trashcans is not a cheap thing. It’s probably a Don’t Feed the Bears (or racoons) thing.

No, not here in the middle of the dessert. They’re really really cheap. On the plus side, the shower has hot water, but on the bad side, if someone flushes a toilet anywhere on the property, the hot water is replaced by extremely-hot scalding water. It’s patently dangerous. They have signs up alerting to this situation, as if that somehow helps. —Jeffrey

— comment by Marcina on March 21st, 2015 at 12:30am JST (2 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink

Thanks for the advice!

— comment by Benjamin Moore on March 21st, 2015 at 8:11am JST (2 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink

Nice picture! Rule of the thirds.

— comment by nnkka on March 22nd, 2015 at 5:15am JST (2 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink

Looks like you had a nice day at the Grand Canyon. Now days, it isn’t unusual to get smog from the west. Great photos!

— comment by Harvey Chin on March 25th, 2015 at 8:28am JST (2 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink
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