Sun-up at the Grand Canyon Revisited

Hi all,

I know I posted the sun up photo in October last year but since then I just revisited some of the shots I took and found three shots in sequence with different shutter speeds from a slightly different angle than the first photo. I put them into Lightroom and used LR/Enfuse to blend them together. Then did a little work in Photoshop to bring out the depth. I have placed some small pictures of the individual shots before I processed them and you can see the difference with the final output. Thought you might like to take a look at how it came out!!

Bye the way, I was using my old Canon 60D and a rental Canon 24-105MM F/4 lens. I rented the Lens from a great place to try before you by and get the lowdown on all the equipment! One thing I really needed was a sturdy tripod and to remember to use mirror lock-up.


Grand Canyon Fx by Mike-Hope

Grand Canyon Sunrise by Mike-Hope




These are the shots with different exposures






Thanks again for taking a look and I appreciate the feedback!

Mike Hope









Grand Canyon – Helicopter Flight

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Grand Canyon, a set on Flickr.

Well I finally got together some of the photos I took over the Grand Canyon from the heilcopter flight. It was a pretty amazing experience. I thought you might like to take a look and let me know what you think. I was using a 24mm-105mm Canon L series lens and even though we were rocking about a bit and the down draft from the rotors kept blowing the zoom back in still managed to take some reasonable shots. A couple of times, when leaning out of the window, I thought I was going to loose the camera and I’m pretty sure were wern’t going to land to pick it up.

Thanks again for taking a look!!

Mike Hope

Sun-up at the Grand Canyon

As I mentioned the Grand Canyon in my last post I thought I’d upload a picture I took from the rim early one morning just as the sun was rising (sounds like a song coming on). I am just getting the feel for some slow shutter speed work, long exsposure and bracketing. This was pretty low light and zoomed using the 24mm – 105mm Canon L series.  I took three shots at different exposures and then overlayed in post to give it dimension. I will keep practicing and the next shoot will be down by the ocean at Abalone Cove.

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Sun up at Grand Canyon Mike-Hope

Thanks for stopping by,

Mike Hope