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    Shot at Moran Point, Grand Canyon. Everything about these pictures was a surprise. It was literally hitting me like lightning, showing me that moments of significance cannot be planned or forseen. They can only be received. My latest edit of this photo is at http://www.rolfmaederphotography.com/en/night-at-grand-canyon/
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    Lighting 102
    Creativity 37
    Story 22
    186 comments
    Rolf Maeder
    Rolf Maeder

    Hi Alan

    Thanks for your comment. No problem if you make a screenshot for your personal use as a digital file. Cheers. Rolf

    ALAN N.
    ALAN N.

    That is the most beautiful piece I've seen in ages.

    I tried to make it a desktop picture, but found it copyrighted.  I respect your work enough not to make a screenshot of it.

    Props to you Rolf.  When I was taking pictures more often with my Canon SLR, this is the shot I dreamed of.

    Matteo Rossi
    Matteo Rossi

    I think this is a masterpiece! It's beautiful , original and it really evoke mixed emotions. I love the composition, the contrast with the thunderstorm and the Grand Canyon which stays still as it always does. You also have a fantastic gallery which is full of great photos. Well done! Lot of thanks for sharing.
    Greetings from Italy - Ciao!

    Rolf Maeder
    Rolf Maeder

    @Matteo Rossi Thanks for your sweet comment, Matteo! I'm pretty sure some Italian pics will arrive soon.

    Heidi Reardon
    Heidi Reardon

    Fantastic image you have captured!!!  I love it!!

    Reitse Beek
    Reitse Beek

    An absolutely awesome shot!!!!!! Congratulations!!!

    Manuela Taenzler
    Manuela Taenzler

    Unglaublich! Dass du dafür noch keinen Preis gewonnen hast!

    Judy S.
    Judy S.

     Kudos on an amazing photo and thank you for showing us not only fantastic photography but the awesome power of Nature.

    Sam Peck
    Sam Peck

    Totally amazing shot, Rolf. Great landscape photography often depends on luck, but being at the right place at the right time takes experience and skill, to enjoy the luck. Well done!

    Nishanth Ashok
    Nishanth Ashok

    This is one of the great nat geo pictures that astounded me

    Sue Shelton
    Sue Shelton

    Rolf, wow, that breath taking. Thank you for sharing...

    Liz Andersen
    Liz Andersen

    Wow, I can see why so many people likes this one. Breathtaking scenery:)

    Connie Van Cleve
    Connie Van Cleve

    WOW! Amazing capture, Rolf! I see that you got this with the D800! I just upgraded from the D80 to the D800. It's so good to see what this baby can do!!! ;)

    CS Liao
    CS Liao

    With the weather condition like this most of the photographer will be staying in-door, but this photo is just extra originally. 

    Thank you for sharing.

    T. Shapiro
    T. Shapiro

    I agree with the other 1224 viewers. Wonderful shot.

    Eamon Gallagher
    Eamon Gallagher

    Wow wow wow ! is this a single image or composite images ? 

    Peter Wallack
    Peter Wallack

    Only the Canyon and the lightning are in color as the rest stay black and white --- brilliant  and a wonderful composition.


    Meghan O.
    Meghan O.

    I live in Flagstaff, Az. This year was an amazing monsoon year. Great pictures, I was on the South Rim for one of these shows. 

    Andre Boss
    Andre Boss

    What a shot. Congrats, realy nice work

    Tom Hilton
    Tom Hilton

    Awesome shot, Rolf

    Great comp, capture and scene,

    May be the best  GCNP shot I have seen.

    Very well done!

    Photo Details
    Date Taken: Aug 30, 2013
    Date Uploaded: Sep 2, 2013
    Location: Grand Canyon, Arizona, United States
    Camera: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D800
    Focal Length: 24 mm
    Shutter Speed: 25/1 sec
    Aperture: f/8
    ISO: 400
    Copyright: © Rolf Maeder
    Categories: Landscapes, Weather, Places
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