The Big Hole

The Big Hole

I’ve been sorting through the huge number of pictures I took in Arizona. I took literally thousands of photographs, many of which I have not really looked at. This seemed as good a time as any.

This is the Grand Canyon. It’s every bit as amazing as I expected plus 200% or maybe more. I don’t think it’s possible to genuinely capture it, at least not with any equipment I own, but there’s nothing to keep me from trying.

This is one of the pictures that shows a piece of it with the Colorado River way down below. Too bad I didn’t get any of the condors in the picture. They are gigantic and magnificent. And they fly below you in the canyon, sometimes coming up to where you are standing, then diving back down.

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5 replies

  1. Awesome!!


  2. Wonderful Picture, Marilyn! I am like you. Take so many pics, sometimes I don’t get to see them all until I am in the hospital or something and have time to go over them all. Didn’t see much of the canyon from up top. Barry and i got on one of the White Water trips. It was free because we rowed catarafts down that had food and supplies for the paying folks, LOL.I think it was a 10 day trip, not sure now. Some of the trip was the roughest white water I had ever been on. I REALLY wasn’t qualified for the trip. But a few of my well known white water buddies “vouched” for me, and I was lucky…… flips! Wish I had gotten to see more above as you did……..really a most spectacular view. Saw it once when the pilot said, “we are about to fly over the Grand Canyon”! KEITH


    • Digital photography gives us the option to take a LOT more picture than we can ever really use or even sort through. I have become a lot more restrained since then, but in my own defense, it was my first and only trip out west and there was so much to see. And shoot. AND it was a new camera with the first big memory chip I’d ever had and I was a little drunk with the freedom to just shoot everything. So I did. Shoot everything I mean.

      The real problem with massive over-shooting is that you wind up with lots of nearly identical pictures. You can see differences — minimal differences — but to anyone else, they will look the same so if you shoot 3000 frames (no problem, the chips nowaday can hold a lot more than that), you’ll maybe get 100 pictures out of it, not because they are bad, but because so many are virtually identical. And after a while, you get tired of trying to organize them, and wind up either deleting a lot of them, or getting to them years later … like me, now. It took me a full year after we got back to begin to go through them. I’m still not finished.

      Never been white water rafting. Not my idea of fun. I did a lot of stuff on horseback before my back totally gave out — Garry too — but have never been over-fond of being constantly wet. It always looks like fun — someone else’s fun.



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