Here is another HDR photo of Grand Canyon National Park. This particular one was taken in the South Rim. I arrived to the point at least 1 hour prior to the sunset to grab a good spot, as all the most popular places seems to get crowded very quick, and then it is almost impossible to setup the tripod without intrusion.
I allowed some lens flare by shooting almost straight into the sun and without the lens shade, I wanted that look. Almost every photography book advices how to avoid lens flare, but rules are sometimes, to be broken.
I like the way the the sun rays still illuminates parts of the mountains and almost “kisses” some tips and illuminates the river down the canyon.
This photograph was taken with the Nikon D700 and it is composed of 7 bracketed images, Tone mapping HDR was done in Nik HDR Efex Pro, and post-processed with Lightroom 3 and Photoshop CS5.