Grand Canyon: FREEEEEEEEZZZZZZZZING COLD! Jeeeeez no one ever explains the Grand Canyon as this ice cold pit, it’s always sunglasses and suntan lotion. Another thing that was never mentioned are the trees. Trees surround the whole rim but somehow seldom make it into photos. The Grand Canyon is definitely one of those places where you gotta see it to really understand how immense it truly is. The tones of the different layers of rock are very hard to capture through the camera lens.
The Hoover Dam: the whole dam area looks like the image of the Grand Canyon I had in my head. Desert and massive ravines. This dam is one of the most impressive things our country has built hands down. I intended to include all the nerdy details about the dam but wrote this post offline so I couldn’t use my favorite source, Wikipedia.
Capturing the dam in photos is very difficult because you are shooting at this very tall structure in a small gap so you can’t stand back for a really good angle. Anyways I got the front, the back and the center but nothing showing its magnitude. I’m in need of a super wide angle lens ASAP.