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Thank you for looking and taking the time to comment Doug, Steve and Tina. As Doug pointed out, your visual world is restricted to a small arc within the snow cloud. Worse is no morning or afternoon light and 90% of the colour palate stolen by the flat overcast! Sob. Still you have to man up and shoot the best you can. Also pay attention when wearing worn rubber soles instead of suitable outdoor shoes on the ice! ............ Certainly not the best lighting to show off the grandness of the Grand Canyon. GC6 for me best shows the 'layering' of the rock features as you look into the distance, and GC7 best demonstrates the scale of the canyon when I realized those dots are people! Doug Herr Birdman of Sacramento http://www.wildlightphoto.com .............. grand photos of the Grand Canyon in good weather are a dime a dozen, seeing it in adverse conditions...snow, rain, storm conditions , that's worth the trip... the hardest part of shooting the GC is its very vastness, especially in poor light... finding something tiny/small to focus on, including the oof vastness behind, may do the trick... I'd be interested to see that...especially with the snow, Steve .............. No trouble focussing of course, I just meant that the wides gave me very large DoF. I do try, especially with the 18 to include a foreground item of interest. Again due to very short time-frame a tripod was impractical. I like to use an external finder too with landscapes. Since I need vision correction for distance, I needed to not spend all of the time with my eye to a viewfinder either. It's a trap to be so intent on the photography that you don't remember to just LOOK. So camera down and glasses on. ..................... Makes me want to hike it again!! But in October, not in the snow. ;-) I can't imagine hiking some of those trails in ice and snow. I like the one with the people that gives you an idea of the vastness of the canyon. I'm enjoying your USA photos and admire your ability to edit!! Tina Tina Manley www.tinamanley.com ................... Tina I only got to stand at the head of Bright Angel Trail and tell my family that you had made your delightful trip to Phantom Ranch. Believe me I was thinking of the weather you experienced last October. My family has never seen the GC at all and so were still in awe, but it was chilly awe! I offered the nice lady in the book shop $100 for a woolly hat. I am pleased to hear from some masterful photographers that they are enjoying some of my shots as I post. I wish that every one of you could have stood with me at Tunnel View in Yosemite as the snow clouds swirled in! That is for a later episode! Except for the photogs who don't worship at Ansel Adam's altar ;-) Cheers Geoff http://www.pbase.com/hoppyman/e http://gallery.leica-users.org/v/gh/ Pick up your camera and make the best photo you can.