Smoke in the Grand Canyon

Canon EOS 80D, 70-200mm, 1/2000sec at f/ 6.3, ISO 100

Amateur Photographer - - 7days - By Kieran Met­calfe

This at­mo­spheric pho­to­graph was up­loaded to In­sta­gram with the #ap­pi­cofthe­week hash­tag at­tached to it. The pic­ture was taken by pho­tog­ra­pher Kieran Met­calfe. He tells us, ‘ This image was taken on an early-morn­ing hike along part of the South Kaibab Trail into the Grand Canyon. Wild­fires are cur­rently burn­ing on the North Rim, and the smoke was flow­ing down into the canyon it­self and set­tling into the ridges. The zigzag line of the al­ter­nat­ing ridges caught my eye, and I liked how it led to the group of peaks in the back­ground. The low sun made it an es­pe­cially beau­ti­ful sight, but it was sober­ing to re­alise the amount of smoke that was be­ing cre­ated - and the ef­fect it must be hav­ing on the area.’

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