Monday, October 31, 2011

The end of the day

How many pictures have you seen of the Grand Canyon at night? There are a few, but mostly the work of taking pictures ends with the light. This picture shows how the Canyon is like a mountain in reverse. I am standing in the light, looking down into where night has already started. Instead of looking at a mountain where you are standing in the shadow looking at the last touches of sunlight on the peaks. Here, at the Canyon, the peaks reach only to the absolutely flat level of the Plateau. Goodnight to another good day.


  1. The Grand Canyon is a vast collection of days -- I think that's why it tugs at us so. It seems to be saying that the world has abided for eons, and it will continue at least as far into the future.