Originally posted at Parksfolio.com-
We got the inside scoop on Shoshone Point from one of the Park Rangers at Grand Canyon National Park. He had suggested it after we had mentioned we were looking for easy hikes due to my injured foot. He had said it was a flat, easy trail only about a mile out and offered great views of The Canyon.
Normally pretty quiet, the trail was busy with car traffic when we got there. Turns out the trail is actually a dirt maintenance road and the evening we were there it had been reserved for a wedding. Luckily they were wrapping up just as we got there and we soon had the place to ourselves.
My wife and I both love photography and usually, while I am setting up for wide-angle panoramic shots, she is catching the shots I can’t get. It’s a pretty effective system and I love to go back and look at her stuff after the fact.
Shoshone Point has a unique monolithic rock structure that sits at the point. People get their picture taken next to it, some climb it. As we sat out at the point sunset started and shot intense light across the canyon lighting up the canyon walls and making for some dramatic panoramic shots. I was busy shooting the canyon but thinking the whole time about that monolith and how it must be lit up so nice with the intense sunset light. It would be a cool shot, but I didn’t want to miss the bigger stuff in the canyon.
When we got home I started going through my wife’s pictures for post processing and found the shot. She had managed to capture the monolith lit up during the sunset and it is an amazing shot. This is why we make a great team! Shoshone Point was pretty amazing and I’m glad we’ve got the shots to remind us.