Photo of the Day Contest
Reflection Canyon by Rainer Grosskopf
Saturday, 24th August 2013

Reflection Canyon

by Rainer Grosskopf

It was the second time I hiked from Hole-in-the-rock road to Reflection Canyon – a strenuous 9 mile cross-country hike (one way). The water level of Lake Powell is as low as it hasn’t been for 8 years, and there was a good chance to see the snake-like winding canyon. I hiked with my camping equipment to spend a night at the viewpoint. I missed some clouds at sunset but nevertheless I was deeply impressed by the beauty of this canyon.
Equipment: Canon 5D Mark II
Rainer Grosskopf
I am a part-time free-lance photographer for many years, mainly interested in nature and landscapes. My pictures were published in many German magazines and calendars.

Reflection Canyon by Rainer Grosskopf was photo of the day on Saturday, 24th August 2013. It is tagged . You can leave a comment below.


Eileen S. Fogerty

24th August 2013 at 3:20 am

Sad the water is so low. Great shot. What a hike. :0)

Pamela North

24th August 2013 at 9:02 am

What a beautiful shot Rainer. The colours and shapes are stunning.


24th August 2013 at 11:14 am

What a great shot of this canyon! Had to look twice to make it out with the water reflections in the cove.

little one

24th August 2013 at 12:53 pm

As soon as I turned on my computer and saw this I feel felt the beauty of it just flow throughout
my body and soul>>Awesome >>You made my day now I am going to share it and make someone elses day GREAT GREAT SHOT>>

Marta Diaz

24th August 2013 at 1:39 pm

Spectacular shot, just at the right time. Excellent!!! Greetings from Argentine.

24th August 2013 at 2:46 pm

Eileen say’s it’s sad the water is so low, I say not low enough. So Las Vegas water supply reaches critical levels, I say tough, they should have thought about that before they built a big city in a desert.
Rainer congratulations on making the effort for that long hike. I have seen this shot with less water and it does look better, perhaps another 20′ lower.
I might try it soon.

Laura Milholland

24th August 2013 at 3:27 pm

Thank you for bringing us this wonderful view of a place that would not be reachable by many of us! Gorgeous image.

Tazmin shariff

24th August 2013 at 4:36 pm

Love the colours, the contrasts and the detail!


24th August 2013 at 4:47 pm

It literally takes my breath away. The composition of the light, the water lines on the rocks, the ‘sad; blue of the water..just glorious. It is just beautifully composed. Thanks for sharing your talent and effort with us, who might never see this place of beauty.


24th August 2013 at 5:06 pm

A marvelous view. Thank you.

Anne Egli

24th August 2013 at 5:38 pm

This is really a stunning shot, congratulations on such quality. The colors, the light, the water, everything is beautiful. Thanks for sharing something most of us will never see.


24th August 2013 at 11:52 pm

Thanks for making the effort! I will never see this for myself. Beautiful shot.

25th August 2013 at 1:46 pm

Schön mal wieder fein Shot von Dir hier zu sehen.

VG Andre

Shirley Hill

28th August 2013 at 5:54 am

I’ll endorse the above comments.
Beautiful shot. Colours so memorable.
Thank you from all of us who did not know of the existenceof this area, and who will never be able to make it.
Thank you for sharing your hike with us, now we have memories of our own.

7th September 2013 at 4:18 pm

Wow all the different colours and light sources, well done!

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