I spent almost a week photographing the south rim of the Grand Canyon in Arizona on this particular trip in 2007. This muli-photo stitched panoramic was photographed during sunset at Powell Point on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.
I waited the entire afternoon and evening in the mid-summer heat to photograph this scene. This is a 3-panel triptych panorama.
I originally thought I didn't get any great photographs this particular day as there were no dramatic clouds or light at sunset. But I later realized when editing my photos that I in fact did have a striking photo from that day. Instead of high contrast and bright colors, this sunset left me with quite beautiful and soft light, giving this photo a nice pastel feel with the soft colors.
Sometimes what you get is even better than what you expect.
You can read more about this photo trip to the Grand Canyon here
"Powell Point Sunset" is a multi-photo stitched panorama photographed with my Canon 5D and 24-70mm lens.