The Abyss, South Rim, Grand Canyon National Park

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    Most lookouts on the South Rim are promontories. The Abyss, along Hermit's Rest Road, just west of Mohave Point, is actually an indentation, but the views are still fantastic. From here you get a real feel for the depth of the Grand Canyon; in front of you is only air, with a sheer 3000' drop to the Tonto Platform, a wide sandstone terrace about two-thirds of the way down. This pic was taken about 20 minutes down the trail from a previous one I posted of Mohave Point. I talked my wife into taking a picture of me standing on a ledge near here off to the right - scary stuff!

    cheers,
    steve
    © 2010 Steve Dunleavy

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    1. Merilee Phillips 42 months ago | reply

      absolutely grand!

    2. right2roam 42 months ago | reply

      Excellent shot all around. Depth of field, clarity, balance, saturation, contrast. Nice!

    3. Philip Kuntz 42 months ago | reply

      One of my favorite GC views, captured superbly. Excellent light, contrast and tones Steve.
      Bet that was scary on the edge. Fab foto!

    4. seryani 42 months ago | reply

      Perfectly captured, great job!

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