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Grand Canyon
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Copyright: Peter van Zoest (PeterZ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-10-17
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Nikon D90, Nikon AF-S 18-105mm F/3.5-5.6G VR ED DX, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-11-15 1:33
Viewed: 1607
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
In the morning we started to walk the South Rim trail. In the afternoon when we finished the trail, a thunderstorm was drawing near. The whole area was evacuated. I just could make this photo before it bursts out. Right on time we found a shelter.

Weather in the Grand Canyon varies according to elevation. The forested rims are high enough to receive winter snowfall, but along the Colorado River in the Inner Gorge, temperatures are similar to those found in Tucson and other low elevation desert locations in Arizona. Conditions in the Grand Canyon region are generally dry, but substantial precipitation occurs twice annually, during seasonal pattern shifts in winter (when Pacific storms usually deliver widespread, moderate rain and high-elevation snow to the region from the west) and in late summer (due to the North American Monsoon, which delivers waves of moisture from the southeast, causing dramatic, localized thunderstorms fueled by the heat of the day). Average annual precipitation on the South Rim is less than 16 inches (41 cm), with 60 inches (150 cm) of snow; the higher North Rim usually receives 27 inches (69 cm) of moisture, with a typical snowfall of 144 inches (370 cm); and Phantom Ranch, far below the Canyon's rims along the Colorado River at 2,500 feet (762 m) gets just 8 inches (20 cm) of rain, and snow is a rarity.
Temperatures vary wildly throughout the year, with summer highs within the Inner Gorge commonly exceeding 100 F (37.8 C) and winter minimum temperatures sometimes falling below zero degrees Fahrenheit (−17.8 C) along the canyon's rims.

Visitors are often surprised by these potentially extreme conditions, and this, along with the high altitude of the canyon's rims, can lead to unpleasant side effects such as dehydration, sunburn, and hypothermia.

Weather conditions can greatly affect hiking and canyon exploration, and visitors should obtain accurate forecasts because of hazards posed by exposure to extreme temperatures, winter storms and late summer monsoons. While the park service posts weather information at gates and visitor centers, this is a rough approximation only, and should not be relied upon for trip planning.
The National Weather Service has had a cooperative station on the South Rim since 1903. The record high temperature on the South Rim was 105 F (41 C) on June 26, 1974, and the record low temperature was −20 F (−29 C) on January 1, 1919, February 1, 1985, and December 23, 1990.

Source: Wikipedia

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Hello Peter,
Another great image of Grand Canyon with rainbow on top of it.


Dit is super mooi Peter
Net het juiste moment voor jou om een foto te maken
en wat voor n
Prachtige kleuren en super scherp
gr lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-11-15 4:51]

Hi Peter,every time better,the usual spectacular scenery with the special bonus of the raimbow inside,great quality and fine details as usual.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,luciano

Hello Peter,

Another beautiful photograph with Rainbow. Nice POV with splendid light. You use tripod, so easily could use f16 to f/22 in landscape photography for more DOF. Beautiful photograph....
Thanks and have a nice Sunday,

Hi Peter,
Magnificent view, fantastic composition with the rainbow just forming a diagonal line. Superb shot! Bravo.
Kind regaards, Lszl

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-11-15 18:40]

Hello Peter,
Awesome image showing very unique formations in the deep valley and a bit of greenery on rim of canyon. Rich colors and sharply focused throughout entire frame. The rainbow is an added bonus to an already breathtaking scene. Did you look for the pot of gold?

Hallo Peter,
wonderful shot. The rainbow just if you would have put it on the edge of the canyon.

Hallo Peter, Wat een fantastische reis heb jij gemaakt. Dit is weer een prachtige foto met een super regenboog en het mooie licht. - Monique -

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2015-11-16 5:27]

Hello Peter,
Another great scene from Grand Canyon,Perfect composition,exposure and sharpness,
Superb shot, Rainbow, clouds, blue sky, glorious scenery.Great colours and details.
Regards Sigi

Providential to capture this grand spectacle with a rainbow in it, Peter. You were really fortunate.
Thanks for making us see it through your picture.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2015-11-17 7:30]

Hi Peter,
Nice place with very fluctuating weather. Rainbow is a very romantic.
Regards Jiri.

the rainbow attracts all the attention here
it masks the main object
nice pic eventually

Ciao Peter, fantastic landscapew with fascinating rainbor, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Peter
You've capture the grander of the Grand Canyon including a rainbow perfectly. The lighting, and composition is great. Good notes too.
TFS Janice

Hello Peter,
This is amazing landescap. Very good picture. Well done.

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