David_Marx_Photo_023278-Edit-Tiny Rafts And A Huge Grand Canyon.jpg
"I sometimes choose to think, no doubt perversely, that man is a dream, thought an illusion, and only rock is real. Rock and sun.” ― Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness
Grand Canyon National Park is a hard place to shoot. It is hard to create a sense of scale with towering sandstone and schist cliff walls that rise up thousands of feet above the river bottom.
Photography Tip: When I shoot images like this one, I work hard o include the right human element in my compositions. Including the rafts and kayakers in this scene turns a landscape photo into an adventure story. Plus, the inclusion of a tiny human elements helps give the viewer's eyes a stronger sense of scale when compared to the towering rock walls.