During my work / storm chasing trip to Arizona last week I made a trip to the Grand Canyon with my friend Bryan Snider. I really wanted to capture some lightning over the canyon on that trip, but that wasn’t meant to happen, I had to settle for this little sunset instead. :-) To tell the truth, I think this was a pretty decent compromise.
Bryan and I had spent the entire day at many of the vantage points along the south rim of the canyon without really getting any of the weather that we had hoped for and decided to stake out a spot and see how the sunset would treat us. As we were there shooting more and more people started arriving at the canyon for the exact same reason, to enjoy the sunset. As the sunset started developing the tonal separation and sun breaking through the canyon became breath taking, I had literally never seen anything quite like it before.
I was very tempted to edit it on my laptop and post it last week when I captured it, but I got very busy storm chasing the rest of the trip and decided that I wanted to be able to give it the time needed to give it as much attention as I thought it would deserve. On a side note, this was pretty much 100% in camera and only had somewhat minor processing done in Adobe Lightroom 5.