Grand Canyon Sunny by JohnDSmith

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Sony a100
1/25 sec.f/5.6
15mm
Tamron 10/24mm
ISO 80
Enhanced in topaz
As of 4/11/11:
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Grand Canyon fatalities
600 deaths have occurred in the Grand Canyon since the 1870s. Some of these deaths occurred as the result of overly zealous photographic endeavors, some were the result of airplane collisions within the canyon, and some visitors drowned in the Colorado River. Many hikers overestimate their fitness level, become dehydrated and confused, and must be rescued. The Park Service now posts a picture of an attractive and fit young man at several trailheads with the caption “Every year we rescue hundreds of people from the Canyon. Most of them look like him”, in an attempt to discourage hikers from feats which are beyond their abilities.

Of the fatalities, 53 have resulted from falls; 65 deaths were attributable to environmental causes, including heat stroke, cardiac arrest, dehydration, and hypothermia; 7 were caught in flash floods; 79 were drowned in the Colorado River; 242 perished in airplane and helicopter crashes (128 of them in the 1956 disaster mentioned below); 25 died in freak errors and accidents, including lightning strikes and rock falls; 48 committed suicide; and 23 were the victims of homicides.

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  • Joe Powell
    Joe Powellover 3 years ago

    Beautiful image John, love the composition, color, and light.

  • Many thank you`s Joe,…

    – JohnDSmith

  • narayan
    narayanover 3 years ago

    Excellent Shot! love the colors and the light in this one.

  • Hi Narayan,…Pleased by your comment and fav.,….THANK YOU !

    – JohnDSmith

  • pat gamwell
    pat gamwellover 3 years ago

    Breathtaking! Have you entered this into #1AORB yet? LOVE it!

  • Hi Pat,…I don`t think am in that group,..Is that not invite only,..I love to enter if I was in that group,..I`ll check to see if am already in that group,..if I am in it,.. I`ll enter it,….. .Love the fav.& comment,…THANK YOU !

    – JohnDSmith

  • pat gamwell
    pat gamwellover 3 years ago

    It’s an open group for awhile….so get your self over here PRONTO! LOLOL:)

  • Thanks Pat,..I`ll do that,…

    – JohnDSmith

  • Antanas
    Antanasover 3 years ago

    gold colors, very beautiful

  • Hi Antanas,..appreciate your support very much,….Love the fav,….THANK YOU !,…

    – JohnDSmith

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 3 years ago

  • Hi Ann,…appreciate that,…

    – JohnDSmith

  • Steven  Agius
    Steven Agiusover 3 years ago

    Beautiful golden glow John so well captured.

  • Hi Steven,…Love the fav. and comment,….THANK YOU !

    – JohnDSmith

  • RedRose1
    RedRose1over 3 years ago

    WooooW!!! Absolutely beautiful … love the composition, warm colors and light :))

  • Hi RedRose,…Love the fav. and comment,…THANK YOU !

    – JohnDSmith

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...over 3 years ago

    John, this is stunning!!!

  • Hi Charmiene,…Pleased by your comment and fav.,….THANK YOU !

    – JohnDSmith

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyover 3 years ago

    this is amazing! what a great find. your country is a paradise! the warm tone is simply amazing. congrats

  • Hi Eyelife,…Love your comment,…I did tweak this a little,….Glad you like it,…appreciate the fav.,….THANK YOU !

    – JohnDSmith

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