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Merry Christmas from The Grand Canyon

Merry Christmas from The Grand Canyon
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Copyright: Everton De Melo (demeve) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-12-20
Categories: Desert
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel XTI (400D), Canon EF-S 17-85mm 1:4-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/50 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-12-24 16:49
Viewed: 3657
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I would like to wish all a Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year and for those that don't celebrate Christmas I wish a very prosperous New year.

I took this picture this past Sunday, it was my first sunset at the Grandest of them all and it was coooold!

Prior to European emigration, the area was inhabited by Native Americans who built settlements within the canyon and its many caves. The Pueblo people considered the Grand Canyon ("Ongtupqa" in Hopi language) a holy site and made pilgrimages to it. The first European known to have viewed the Grand Canyon was García López de Cárdenas from Spain, who arrived in 1540. In 1869, Major John Wesley Powell, a one-armed Civil War veteran made the first recorded journey through the canyon on the Colorado River. Powell referred to the sedimentary rock units exposed in the canyon as "leaves in a great story book"

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Hi Everton
Very nice shot , Beautiful colors
Congratulation for photograph
Really very good


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2008-12-24 22:59]

Great image Everton,
The snow on the red canyon walls are beautiful!! Lovely landscape scene!!! Perfect lighting and composition!! TFS.
"Merry Christmas"....

Ciao Everton, fantastic Christmas card with splendid winter view from thi amazing place, very well done, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, ciao Silvio

Hi Everton,
A wonderful landscape shot of this snowy area. Excellent details and sharpness, nice composition.
Hope you have a very happy Christmas.


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-12-25 10:25]

Hi Everton,

I've seen a sunrise at the Grand Canyon but not a sunset and certainly never with snow. A wonderful view with natural Canyon colors and a beautiful pink and blue sky. I hope you are having a very Merry Christmas.


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-12-25 12:23]

Hi Everton. A very happy christmas to you my friend. You seem to get out and about a lot you lucky man. This is a fine capture of the Grand Canyon. Good sky colours .i see you had a little snow to addto the christmas efect. wel ldone TFS.

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2008-12-25 18:42]

Hi Everton

A very impressive landscape. The grand scale and enormity of the scene is breathtaking. I've seen shots like this where someone (imagine) would have advised that there should have been a person, in a red sweater, standing on the edge of the cliff to provide some perception of dimension. Anyone in mind who would have been brave enough (chuckle)?

Well done and TFS.

PS. Pardon me for my short comment as I am rather pushed for time this year. It is more important that I want to thank you for the friendship you extended to me during this past 2008. Also, I want to wish you and your loved ones a joyous Christmas and a wonderful New Year. May this Christ-fest and the imminent 2009 bring you everything that is beautiful and admirable, provide all your needs with blissful abundance, present you with that which is edifying and inspiring, grant you blessed peace and harmony, and bestow upon you a myriad of worthwhile pleasures and breathtaking moments with close friends and dear family.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-12-25 23:43]

Hello Everton,
I don't think I've seem many pictures of the Grand Canyon in snow! This is beautiful as a Christmas greeting with the wonderful light and colours of these impressive rocks.
Many thanks and I hope you're having a lovely holiday! Kind regards, Ulla

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2008-12-28 10:40]

Hello Everton , Wonderful capture , great colours dept and the snow .Greetings Teunie ,and a very Good 2009 .to you and the famely .

Precioso trabajo Everton, con unas luces muy bonitas y la curiosidad de ver tambien las dos "cimas" igualadas. Buenos contrastes y colores.
Un abrazo y te deseo un feliz año 2009.

Josep Ignasi.

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