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Let Your Light Shine

Image taken from the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, looking south

Just west of Grand Canyon Lodge, and Bright Angel Point

 

When you look at photos of the Grand Canyon - keep in mind that

you can never see more than 1/4 of the place from any one spot...

It's 277 miles long, 18 miles wide, and 6,000 feet deep.

(The brown layer on the horizon is not smog...

it's wood smoke from a wildfire, off frame to the right...)

 

 

For you Geo-Fans...

 

Alongside the left of the photo - the brightly lit bluff is the southern point of Siegfried Pyre  7,914' (2,412m)

 

Then you see the very pointy tip of Vishnu Temple   7,829' (2,386m)

 

Next, and on the ridge closer to us is the sunlit Deva Temple   7,353' (2,241m)

 

Brahma Temple is next, with its south western edge in the sun   7,851' (2,393m)

 

The last sunlit prominence on this ridge is Zoroaster Temple, Crowned with Coconino Sandstone caprock   7,129' (2,173m)

 

Beyond all this, is the beautiful South Rim, with it's colorful layers...  by now you know the broad yellow band is Coconino Sandstone.  It's topped by the Toroweap Formation, then the Kaibab Formation.  Under the Coconino, is the narrow Hermit Shale, then the Supai Group, Redwall Limestone, Temple Butte Limestone, Muav Group, Bright Angel Shale, Tapeats Sandstone and the Vishnu Basement Rocks (Lava Flow).

 

The prominent peaks in the far distance, from left to right, are Sunset Crater, The San Francisco Peaks, Kendrick Peak, Sitgreaves Mounain, Red Butte, and Bill Williams Mountain.

 

Whew.... schools out... for now   :-)

 

 

I'll be without my computer again....  for at least a few days...

 

Let Your Light Shine

Image taken from the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, looking south

Just west of Grand Canyon Lodge, and Bright Angel Point

 

When you look at photos of the Grand Canyon - keep in mind that

you can never see more than 1/4 of the place from any one spot...

It's 277 miles long, 18 miles wide, and 6,000 feet deep.

(The brown layer on the horizon is not smog...

it's wood smoke from a wildfire, off frame to the right...)

 

 

For you Geo-Fans...

 

Alongside the left of the photo - the brightly lit bluff is the southern point of Siegfried Pyre  7,914' (2,412m)

 

Then you see the very pointy tip of Vishnu Temple   7,829' (2,386m)

 

Next, and on the ridge closer to us is the sunlit Deva Temple   7,353' (2,241m)

 

Brahma Temple is next, with its south western edge in the sun   7,851' (2,393m)

 

The last sunlit prominence on this ridge is Zoroaster Temple, Crowned with Coconino Sandstone caprock   7,129' (2,173m)

 

Beyond all this, is the beautiful South Rim, with it's colorful layers...  by now you know the broad yellow band is Coconino Sandstone.  It's topped by the Toroweap Formation, then the Kaibab Formation.  Under the Coconino, is the narrow Hermit Shale, then the Supai Group, Redwall Limestone, Temple Butte Limestone, Muav Group, Bright Angel Shale, Tapeats Sandstone and the Vishnu Basement Rocks (Lava Flow).

 

The prominent peaks in the far distance, from left to right, are Sunset Crater, The San Francisco Peaks, Kendrick Peak, Sitgreaves Mounain, Red Butte, and Bill Williams Mountain.

 

Whew.... schools out... for now   :-)

 

 

I'll be without my computer again....  for at least a few days...

 

comments (18)

Ah, serenity... I like that the features are named temples...
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Indeed! I do too, Larry!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 11 Jan 2016, 02:01
This is a classy hot of a brilliant view, Elizabeth.

But...are we there yet?
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: A classy hot, or a classic shot? smile

We are, son, we are...
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 11 Jan 2016, 04:16
Shot!

I mean't "shot"!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: smile Ahhh.... Well then, thank you very much!! smile
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 11 Jan 2016, 05:44
Imaginative names for this amazing vista, Elizabeth. I feel for you without your computer again
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Aren't they wonderful!
I've been working so much - I'd have been too tired to get on the computer anyway - I'd come home, have a little dinner, watch a little TV while petting the cats, go to bed, get up and do it again...
What a fabulous view, and look at this light!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Richard! The light and colors in the Canyon are always impressive!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 11 Jan 2016, 06:30
One of the wonders of the world
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Easy to see why!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 11 Jan 2016, 06:32
...Is this what they mean, 'on top of the world'... man alive what a view... This is breath taken..
Good luck with the computer.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: You certainly feel that way when on the North Rim! It does just bring you to your knees!
Thank you - got it back... still not quite right...
Definitely one of the incredible wonders of the world, Elizabeth...almost in your backyard!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: So easy to understand why, isn't it... And yes - we can be on the South Rim by breakfast... the North Rim by lunch... If we'd get out of bed at a decent time, that is! smile
First rule of computers. Always have at least two


Nice picture
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: smile Oh well... I have no room for that - smile

Thank you!
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 Jan 2016, 08:29
It still makes me go "wow" each time I see it. The light here is magical and bring out each of the different layers. 277 miles would take me from my home to that of Frank's, I should think. I trust that there will be mo tests on the lesson you're given?
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Me, too, Alan! Thank you very much!
Give you an idea of the size, doesn't it...
No tests... lucky you!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 11 Jan 2016, 09:20
Really, very much excellent. You have an excellent teacher, but the master will have to pull up his socks.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you so much, Louis! I'm so pleased you like it!
You could spend a long time in these surrounds without getting bored.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I know many people who came for "Seasonal Work" - and never left!
This is a great view Elizabeth, light shining beautifully.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you very much, Chad!! It was such a lovely evening!
How can one imagine the immensity of the canyon just from photos even though both yours and Franks are superb.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: You just really can't, Brian... Thank you very much for the compliment!
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 Jan 2016, 15:53
The vastness of the place is difficult to comprehend, thank you for the information which helps to put a perspective on this awesome place
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It's just beyond... I'm glad the info helps - I knew a few of you would enjoy that!
You could have one of these every day for a year, I think, Elizabeth!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Probably!! smile
i love the way that you captured the sun on the high peaks Elizabeth... another spectacular view of the canyon...
that was some lesson... thanks for taking the time to share it....petersmile
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Peter! I got lucky on that!
You're welcome - I find geography & geology fascinating
Each hour of daylight and your canvas changes, this is a stunner.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Each minute, actually! Thank you, Martin!

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