Thursday, 5th January 2017
by Thomas Schoeller
I scouted locations to compose from the rim of the canyon during the flat mid-day light. The foreground elements and angles are limitless. This was my favourite angle, although I quickly composed scenes from other angles while shooting. I returned here before civil dawn and impatiently awaited for the spectacular rosy light that the American southwest seems to own the trademark for.
When twilight revealed the clouds overhead, I became ecstatic. The most important images I wanted to capture was when the subtle alpenglow first illuminated the rim of the canyon overlooking the Colorado river.
Equipment: Nikon D810 Nikon 24-70mm F/2.8 Manfrotto carbon fiber tripod-Manfrotto ballhead Nikon remote shutter release cable
Tom is a Connecticut-based photographer. He's best known for his original style of "Intimate Landscape photography", Americana and rural New England landscapes and his wilderness/nature scenics from the North American west. His goal is to create fine art photographs. Tom licenses his work frequently for (editorial) magazine/calendar publications and commercial use. He is also amongst the top selling artist with White Mountain Puzzles, Inc. known as the worlds best quality jiggsaw puzzle manufacturer.