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                 Rare glimpses of the Colorado river cutting its way through the Grand canyon from the South rim with the North rim on the horizon approx' eight miles away. The depth to the river from here is approx' four thousand five hundred feet. Scafell pike, the highest point in England is three thousand two hundred and nine feet, nuff' said...:-)

River views

                 Rare glimpses of the Colorado river cutting its way through the Grand canyon from the South rim with the North rim on the horizon approx' eight miles away. The depth to the river from here is approx' four thousand five hundred feet. Scafell pike, the highest point in England is three thousand two hundred and nine feet, nuff' said...:-)

comments (20)

  • Beth
  • United States
  • 13 Jul 2018, 00:45
Another amazing capture of the canyon.
Frank L Croston.: Thank you, Beth, I'm pleased you think so.
  • Martine
  • France
  • 13 Jul 2018, 01:16
Surprenant paysage.
Frank L Croston.: Indeed it is, Martine.
The perspective on this image is just breath taking! Beautiful, Frank!
Frank L Croston.: Thank you very much Elizabeth , glad you like it.
I could look at a million of these.
Frank L Croston.: I don't have quite that many Larry....smile
You do know how to give this scale, Frank, when you say it like that! smile
Frank L Croston.: Well at this point there was information about the depth and it just struck me that we could put Scafell pike in there and look down on it ! Quite amazing.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 13 Jul 2018, 06:23
The scale of this is almost too much to take in Frank
Frank L Croston.: Sit in a darkened room for a while Chris, thats what I do....smile
  • Astrid
  • Nederland
  • 13 Jul 2018, 06:37
This is a breathtaking view, Frank. I am like Larry, I can look at this over and over. (on a smaller scale this looks like a "pie" cracked open after baking.....)
Frank L Croston.: That would be quite a pie, Astrid! Thanks smile
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 13 Jul 2018, 06:44
This is my favourite with the river cutting through and the endless sky.
Frank L Croston.: Mine too I think Andrew, quite a view...
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 13 Jul 2018, 07:05
Size isn't everything, Frank smile That said, even Ben Nevis would fit into that ditch, too. A fabulous view.
Frank L Croston.: Oh I quite agree Alan, quality not quantity comes into it, I thought that too about Ben nevis, thank you.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 13 Jul 2018, 09:14
It looks as if some new green shows on the slopes down there. About the measurements - no wonder the call the canyon "Grand"
Frank L Croston.: I think there was a bit Louis.Indeed, no other name would do.
enjoy looking at photos of the Grand Canyon.

Have visited it 3 times in my life.

Still look forward to going down into it some day.
Frank L Croston.: I never tire of visiting it, we are hoping to go down into it some time.
I tried to get the Colorado river in some of the shots I took, Frank, but they were no where near as wonderful as this. Excellent!
Frank L Croston.: Its not easy to do Beverley, I was lucky at this viewpoint, thank you very much.
  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 13 Jul 2018, 13:26
That's fascinating. I didn't know that. The meandering of the river makes the image...as well as the cloud shapes/forms. Wonderful.I 'might' consider darkening the lower right corner a tad.
Frank L Croston.: Thanks Bonnie, I can see what you mean about the bottom right corner. I'll have a word with my quality control staff...smile
Your comparison puts the scale of this place in context Frank. Awesome!!
Frank L Croston.: In the true sense of the word Bill...
As good as your pictures of the canyon are Frank, I guess one actually needs to be there to appreciate the distances and depths you tell us about.
Frank L Croston.: Even when there Brian its difficult to take in, I believe there is no one spot where you can see more than a fifth of the canyon. Thanks.
this is an impressive image capturing the river in more than one place Frank... and the information about the height and width of the canyon....petersmile
Frank L Croston.: Thanks very much Peter.
  • Ayush Basu
  • Venlo, Netherlands
  • 13 Jul 2018, 19:00
i am quite amazed how clear the atmosphere is, Frank. best not think of how long the way straight down is!
Frank L Croston.: It was a lovely day Ayush. No, best not...
I wouldn't like to fall off the rim!
Frank L Croston.: Before you landed you would have time to think Tom...smile
You can't go wrong with the canyon...
Frank L Croston.: I try not to Larry smile
There is some water down there currently, eh?

Love this especially nearing the horizon.
Frank L Croston.: There was when I took this, Mary, we have the monsoon now so things have improved. Thanks.

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