The Grand Canyon in Arizona offer great opportunities for travel and landscape photographers, but if you do a little of research most of the pictures are done outdoors, however there is also plenty of opportunities inside the historic buildings within the park, in this case inside the Desert View Watchtower located in the South Rim.
The Desert View Watchtower is a 70-foot -high stone building, this four-story structure, completed in 1932, was designed by American architect Mary Colter as a replica of a prehistoric Indian tower and it’s the highest point in the South Rim. The interior contains murals by Hopi artist Fred Kabotie, and this is what really got my attention, I spent well over an hour taking photographs of those amazing textured walls and murals.
Travel photography is great and fun, we just need to remember not to shoot only the obvious but also look around, up and down, to discover different points of view and angles.
For these images I used the Nikon D700 and the lenses are the 14-24 mm 2.8 and the 24-70 mm 2.8, Because I was shooting inside my ISO was set to 800 and I post processed this photos with Lightroom and Photoshop.
The color and texture of the walls and murals are unique and different, but I’d love to get your comments and feelings as well, so let me know what do you think….
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