Grand Canyon Photos

Discussion in 'Chat' started by W5HRO, Aug 23, 2015.

  1. W5HRO

    W5HRO Administrator

    Swung by the Grand Canyon on the way home from our Tulsa trip and below are some pics.

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  2. W1VTP

    W1VTP Member

    Really great shots. I'm jealous. I visited the Grand Canyon back in '60 but the pictures I took then don't even come close. The camera was a Sears Tower camera. I think I was using Ektachrome ASA 32. We were crossing the US doing a barbershop tour and had just enough time to take these shots. It was late afternoon and very hazy. The Ek... is color shifting on me. Gotta get those slides scanned and the dust removed before it's too late.

    That was an unforgettable experience for a young 23 year old


    PS: Here's the camera - it still works

    Sears Tower opened up.jpg
  3. W5HRO

    W5HRO Administrator

    Actually Al that 1960's photo isn't all that bad.

    Attached below is the full size of one of those pics I posted, but the file size is larger. I had reduced those down to speed up page loads so let's see what this one does. The pages always load to the 300 X 300px thumbnails but still, it takes longer to load when expanding them.

    Taken with my iPhone 5S
  4. W1VTP

    W1VTP Member

    Almost instantaneous. For all youse guys, there is a utility that will allow you to keep the full size of the pic but will compress (JPG's only) the file size down to 10% the original without any apparent loss in detail. I use it all the time with the BBS's. Anyone interested I can post the info - it's freeware, BTW.
  5. W5HRO

    W5HRO Administrator

    Here's two more. I actually have 40 Canyon pics saved and edited. We were there around 9am and the sun wasn't really in the right spot to get the best pics, but they are good enough I think. We left before noon around 11:30am, but the glare would have been gone if we had waited until later in the day.

  6. RCA3

    RCA3 Member


    jpg #4 is a winner!!

    Really gives one an idea of the scale of the place!!!
  7. W5HRO

    W5HRO Administrator

    Those were all taken from the south rim and we didn't have time to check out some of the other views. I was told taking the northern route around the canyon is way better so maybe next time.
  8. W5HRO

    W5HRO Administrator

    Here are 3 more photos I took and cropped when we were driving through New Mexico. After looking at them it dawned on me my iPhone has a panoramic feature I could have used at the Grand Canyon, but I didn't think of it at the time. The below photos are not panoramic, but the wide dimensions made me remember. With the iPhone you can place it in panoramic mode and move it to take a very wide panoramic HD photo.



  9. W5HRO

    W5HRO Administrator

    The new iPhone 6S coming out the 25th of this month (Sept) will have a better camera than the iPhone 6 and my old 5S. My canyon photos were taken with my 5S.

    New iPhone 6S iSight Camera Specs

    New 12-megapixel iSight camera with 1.22µ pixels

    Live Photos

    Autofocus with Focus Pixels

    Optical image stabilization (iPhone 6s Plus only)

    True Tone flash

    Panorama (up to 63 megapixels)

    Auto HDR for photos

    Exposure control

    Burst mode

    Timer mode

    ƒ/2.2 aperture

    Five-element lens

    Hybrid IR filter

    Backside illumination sensor

    Sapphire crystal lens cover

    Auto image stabilization

    Improved local tone mapping

    Improved noise reduction

    Face detection

    Photo geotagging