Grand Canyon Sunrise
Sunrise in the Grand Canyon National Park at Yavapai Point. Photo sequence shot between 5:10 am and 5:57 am on Aug. 18, 2009. There was a smoke cloud coming from forest fire in Central Arizona on the eastern horizon at sunrise. Images shot with Nikon D200 using the AF-S Nikkor 18-70mm 3.5-4.5G ED DX lens. Camera was on a tripod. Music is the Grand Canyon Suite first movement (Sunrise). Music depicts a sunrise with the early morning sounds of birds. The rhythm depicts the passing of the seconds before a Grand Canyon sunrise. The musical sun rises with a crescendo of cymbals and timpani.