Roosevelt Point, Grand Canyon North Rim

Richard Charpentier Arizona, Canon Cameras, Digital Cameras, HDR, Photographing Arizona, RLC Design 4 Comments

A small plaque marks this unique view into the canyon

I went with a super light touch on this HDR because I wanted to retain the reality of the shadow going across the point.

Along the way to Cape Royal, one of those “must see” spots when visiting the North Rim, is a small pull off for Roosevelt Point.  It’s not the most visited or photographed point along the rim, but I decided to stop for a while and see what I could see.

What is it with me and dead trees?

Signs of prior fires are all over the North Rim of the Canyon!

I found this scene so interesting that I shot both vertical and horizontal images. Having a hard time figuring out what I like better!

The walk out is a short one, and one that gives you big hope.  There’s a cool point walking north, and at first it looks like the dirt path leads you right out to it.  But as you make your way along the path you find a dead end facing the point.  Total bummer.  Actually, I tried to find a path that would go further, but eventually realized, “I don’t think I’m supposed to go out there……”

The pull off and visit to the point are right on the way to or from Cape Royal.  I think it’s worth a few minutes to explore the views and take in a location that isn’t photographed or visited as often as many of the “popular” points along the canyon.  If nothing else, you’re likely to have the point all to yourself!  And that’s a rare thing along the Grand Canyon!

I always have odd favorites. I think this is one of my top two favorites from Roosevelt Point.

All of the shots at Roosevelt Point were taken with my Canon EOS 40D.  I was using the 10-22mm EFS lens, and each HDR was a 3 exposure, 0, +2, & -2.  All processed from Lightroom 3 into Photomatix and then back into Lightroom 3.

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    Now, is that the correct spelling of schmoley? I’ve never been certain on that one! 🙂

    I like number 3 as well. Maybe my new business card should read, “Rich Charpentier, Professional Dead Tree Photographer” 🙂

  2. Your vivid, stunning and gorgeous images help us understand what moved President Theodore Roosevelt to say in May 1903, upon visiting the Grand Canyon:

    “Leave it as it is. You can not improve it. The ages have been at work on it, and man can only mar it. What you can do is to keep it for your children, your children’s children, and for all who come after you, as one of the great sights which every American, if he can travel at all, should see.”

    On January 11, 1908, he declared 806,400 acres of the Grand Canyon as a national monument. (It became a National Park in 1919).

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    Thanks Bill!

    I read Roosevelt’s quote while on the North Rim as well. I’m glad we have places like the Canyon, the Vermillion Cliffs, the Grand Stair Case, and more! Places that take your breath away!

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