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I spent last week in the wilderness, backpacking through the inner depths of the Grand Canyon.

A small side trail led to “Ribbon Falls” from Bright Angel stream on the North Rim. So I went.

The place was a magical oasis in the hot and arid desert. I photographed for an hour and then left. I was not satisfied. I had to return.

Several days later with sore feet and eager to begin my 4000 foot climb out to civilization, I passed this side trail again and went in for a second look at the falls. The sun was different, and so was the mood. I “felt” the place much better this time and “let the picture take me” this time.

I like the result.


  • Danielle Knight
    Danielle Knightabout 6 years ago

    this looks like it was taken on another world… : )

  • Randy Jay Braun
    Randy Jay Braunabout 6 years ago

    Mahalo Danielle. It WAS another world.

  • Patricia Gibson
    Patricia Gibsonabout 6 years ago

    I was wandering where you’ve been-lol!! Nice expedition by the looks of it!! Brilliant colour, great contrast and stunning scenery!!!

  • Aloha Patricia!
    Wow, you noticed that I was gone? Thanks! That is a good feeling. Had an awesome backpack into the Grand Canyon! I can’t wait to return again next year.
    How are you doing?


    – Randy Jay Braun

  • Rachel  McKinnie
    Rachel McKinnieabout 6 years ago

    Man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is gorgeous! Glad you had a good time.

  • Patricia Gibson
    Patricia Gibsonabout 6 years ago

    Hi, I always check in on my ‘regulars’ don’t feel too special-lol lol I’ve been all over the coast, waking up at ridiculous hours, tried out long exposure for the first time and enjoyed it very much!!! I’m sure you have lots more photos for us to see, keep them coming!!!!

  • steveberlin
    steveberlinabout 6 years ago

    super shot… Excellent detail, contrast and color… Lots of stuff to hold my interest!

  • Randy Jay Braun
    Randy Jay Braunabout 6 years ago

    thanks! I am happy with it. Needs a bit of touching up still…. in time.

  • Robin Robb
    Robin Robbabout 6 years ago

    You have inspired me to go to the Grand Canyon. Thank you. Beautiful work.

  • Diane Schuster
    Diane Schusterabout 6 years ago

    I love the arched framing of this beautiful image. Fantastic color contrast! Just seeing that small part of the waterfall, makes me want to see more!

  • davesdigis
    davesdigisabout 6 years ago

    Kudos Randy……………….This one is OVER THE TOP!! Most Excellent!!

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