Cape Royal Sunset

Late light with shadows from Cape Royal North Rim Grand Canyon National Park Arizona5:11pm
After hiking the Cliff Springs Trail I was officially off the clock but instead of heading home drove continued out the plateau for a Cape Royal sunset.
Sunset from Cape Royal North Rim Grand Canyon National Park Arizona5:56pm
With over an hour to wait no problem filling the time chatting with visitors and taking photos. I was still in uniform.
Sunset from Cape Royal North Rim Grand Canyon National Park Arizona6:00pm
About a hand full of serious photographers with tripods and the big guns cameras set up to document this miraculous event. And a few late wandering tourists hung out for the show.
Sunset from Cape Royal North Rim Grand Canyon National Park Arizona6:12pm
Must remind myself to look the opposite way once in a while.
Sunset from Cape Royal North Rim Grand Canyon National Park Arizona6:18pm
Better than any movie, the sky changes rapidly as the sun descends.
Sunset from Cape Royal North Rim Grand Canyon National Park Arizona6:26pm
I felt a sense of connected excitement from the small group gathered for this once in a lifetime event.
Sunset from Cape Royal North Rim Grand Canyon National Park Arizona6:39pm
While at the same time all was hushed, like the quiet maybe found in a church just before a sermon.
Sunset from Cape Royal North Rim Grand Canyon National Park Arizona6:46pm
Rangers are paid in sunsets.

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  1. Your photographs are really very special. It must be a different world and totally unlike the canyons of DC or NY.

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  2. Nothing calms and yet excites the body like a great sunset. We have some beauties out this way too. Some of the best I took was when I spent a summer in a Fire lookout tower in Southern Oregon. I could look west and see the sun sink into the Pacific Ocean. Every sunset is special. Good pay I'd say. MB

  3. What a magical evening! Sometimes its fun to be imersed in nature like that with other people around. Even if you don't know anyone, you become a community during the time shared enjoying the nature around you. Beautiful photos!

  4. Wonderful series of shots! Sunsets are always lovely, but to watch one over the canyon has to be extra special. Thanks for sharing a magical moment.

  5. The beauty of immersing one's self in Nature for long periods of time shows how our surroundings change from moment to moment and how each moment is perceived completely differently if viewed from a different angle or different point of view. A sense of Newness brings life and lightness of being to each and every moment.

    Beautiful photos.

  6. It must be awesome to share that glorious event with the small group and then to post it for everyone else to enjoy. I see why you didn't want to wait till SWF.

  7. Terrific pictures, glad you posted them. I like how you put the time down. Amazing at the changes in the sky in minutes. Love the new picture on you blog page. I just started humming to myself. Just love the rocks, wind and water designs–white rock, red rock. I never tire of seeing them.

  8. Just catching up on your recent posts. Beautiful pictures! I am visiting the Grand Canyon around Oct 23 but we will be at the south rim. Couldn't fit in everything we wanted to see here and in California in a week and a half.(I would have liked to spend the entire time in this area)

  9. Yes, don't forget to look the other way too! Wonderful set. Love your comment that rangers are paid in sunsets.

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