7.8.17 – As I hustled along the trail at an obscenely early hour, I could see the colors in the sky were vivid and rapidly shifting. Unfortunately I arrived at this viewpoint around 4:50, about five minutes after the colors peaked, though they were still spectacular. While this may look overly saturated, the truth is I actually had to pull down the saturation in Photoshop because the colors were so radiant it looked fake.
6.20.17 – “The city seen from the Queensboro Bridge is always the city seen for the first time, in its first wild promise of all the mystery and the beauty in the world.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
While I don’t share Fitzgerald’s affinity for New York City, or cities in general, I feel the same promise whenever I catch sunrise on the Grand Canyon.