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    Kathleen in AZ
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    North Rim of the Grand Canyon

    I have a new toy... the Canon 5D Mark III with the 24-105mm kit L lens!! Dad and I went in together on this purchase, which is equivalent to a *really* nice new mountain bike (note mountain bike reference to an otherwise bike-unrelated post). Thought I'd share a few shots from my family's recent trip to the North Rim. Next time I hope to be joined by biking friends and will have camping gear, dogs, and bikes for adventures on the Rainbow Rim and AZ trails. For now, I'll share a few classic scenery shots:

    Storms moving in at Cape Royal:




    The sun setting over the North Rim lodge:


    And the Blue Moon rising:


    Night shooting with a Rokinon 14mm lens - what a show and what a camera!


    Somewhere along the trip, I tried out the HDR setting on the Mark III:


    The North Rim of the Grand Canyon is a magical place and a photographers dream!

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    DG - great images! I've been shooting with a MkIII for a while now, but mostly "non" bike stuff (work), drag my now old 40D out using a Clik hydro / backpack. Always enjoy your posts, an now with that new camera, look out! Save your pennies, keep that "kit" lens in good condition (for eBay sale, etc.), and down the road consider upgrading it to the 24 - 70 f2.8 and a 16 - 35mm f2.8.

    Again, great stuff! Looking forward to seeing more!
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    Love it up there and the sunset pic is my fav!
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    Smile Nice new toy!

    I got to see the Grand Canyon (both N & S rims) for the first time this past June and your images pretty much capture what I saw in person.

    Thanks for sharing!
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    Those are actually the best photos I've seen taken at the North Rim. Great job with your new toy, keep it up!

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    Very nice series!

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    Beautiful!

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    Nice! Love the 2nd one!!

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    Kathleen in AZ
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    Here are some sights you might see along SR89 between Flagstaff and Page if you keep your eyes open. My sis and I saw these on the way up to the North Rim, so stopped for pictures on the way back home...









    Google Jetsonorama and The Painted Desert Project for more info!

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    The images are impressive DG, you got me thinking...

    Wow, The Painted Desert Project is fantastic, thanks for the info!
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    Kathleen in AZ
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    Quote Originally Posted by bsieb View Post
    The images are impressive DG, you got me thinking...
    Thanks, that means a lot coming from you!

    What ya thinking about???

    New camera? I decided I had enough bikes in the garage... a new camera was in order. The 5DMIII is opening a whole new world to me. Good golly this is fun!

    Grand Canyon? North Rim is amazing!!! So few peeps when compared to the S. Rim, and the 1000' elevation difference makes for a big change in flora (and probably fauna, although I didn't see much). I barely scratched the surface, and I didn't get full time at the incredible show going on with the storms approaching at Cape Royal. Can't wait to go back.

    HDR? fun stuff!!

    Painted NM Desert Project? Do it!!!!

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    Yeah, all that. I always feel restless when autumn hits, and the north rim, Bryce, Thunder Mountain Trail, harvest time in Mormon country. A camera platform on top of my camper top ala AA, big wide Zeiss lens on a camera such as your new axe. Your pictures brought all that on Kathleen...
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    You've inspired me to take another leap DG.....awesome work!

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    Very cool photos!

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