Horseshoe Bend – Colorado River, AZ
This place is as amazing in person as it is in the photograph. This is how I always pictured as a kid the great west would look. Great rivers and canyons have a way of making the world seem vast and endless. Ironically, this place is very easy to reach. You have a short hike in through desert scrub. Then you can walk right up to the edge and look down into the abyss. The cliff is about 1,000 feet high and with no guard rails to block your view it is very tempting to walk up to the edge. This isn’t advised since the cliffs are unstable and a tourist lost their life in 2010 by falling off the cliff. To get this shot I shimmied on my stomach to the edge and took three exposures to later combine in Photomatix and create an HDR image. I used a very wide lens to take it all in and give the perspective of being in the photo. One day I would like to print this out and hang on the wall, but I order to do it justice it would have to be very big.
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