The Mighty Colorado River (Grand Canyon National Park)

I took this picture years ago – in 2012 – when we visited Grand Canyon National Park following some a training I had for work. Clearly, I process images out-of-order and there is a reason for that which I’m reminded of all the time. It’s always fun for me to go back and revisit pictures – not just the landscape ones of course but also the silly ones where we are out hiking the trails or having dinner. The memories formed on these trips are invaluable and I love going back and revisiting them as often as I can.

The Mighty Colorado River (Grand Canyon National Park)

The Mighty Colorado River (Grand Canyon National Park)

In this image I liked the clear display of the layers of the Grand Canyon – it was a bit hazy in the distance so I had to darken up the upper right corner of the image so you could make out the ridges far off near the horizon. I added a little contrast to the image as well to make each of them pop from the other and also bumped up the reds a bit since the haze made the color a little washed out.

Five or six MILLION years ago the Grand Canyon started to take its shape as the Colorado River slowly eroded the rock underneath it. Running nearly 1,500 miles long it is one of the longest rivers in the United States and one of the most important. It’s amazing what the power of a single river can do.

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