When we arrived at Mather point it was filled with people who were in the Park for just the day. It and Desert View were the two busiest points of interest during Shelley and I’s stay in Grand Canyon National Park. It makes sense, after
I knew that I wanted something different from Mather Point. Something that I had not seen on social media, or anywhere on the Internet. I needed a photograph that would be unique. I also needed a sense of scale in the photograph. This would help me to convey the power of the landscape. The photograph that I made hints at both of these but does not fully execute on my intent. None the less I still enjoyed making as well as sharing it with you. The photograph below was my first attempt near Mather Point on day two of our trip.
As Shelley and I walked further down the partially snow and ice covered South Rim trail I saw yet another opportunity to execute on my vision. This time the photograph would need to be comprised of multiple images correctly exposed and taken in succession. This would allow me to create a panoramic photograph. My idea was to make a photograph that showed the sweeping vista of the Canyon as well as contained people who were enjoying one of the many view points. If you look closely at the photograph below you will a small grouping of Park visitors doing just that.