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Close to the Edge

By MrsS    
Good afternoon.
This is yet another image from my recent trip to America.
We took in 4 states in 8 nights - Nevada, Arizona, Utah and California.
This is from our second visit to Horseshoe Bend, which officially is in Glen Canyon, not Grand Canyon, but is one of the iconic photographic locations.
The day had been extremely hot and windy, with thunder and lightning storms and torrential downpours.
We survived all that and eventually arrived here in the calm and somewhat cooler evening air.
This is truly a magical place, which does have its perils as you cannot always see what you are standing above. As the entire cliff face is sandstone, which has weathered over the millennia it has been here, there are bound to be times where you are literally an accident waiting to happen. Our guide, Bob, was great at reminding us to check before walking close to the edge.
As always, I started off VERY wary, but as my desire for the best spot and the best shot grew, I edged ever closer to the brink. My tripod got close 😜
Thank you for looking, I welcome your comments.

Tags: Sunset Light Sandstone Arizona Glen canyon Landscape and travel Colorado river Horseshoe bend

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21 Aug 2018 6:38PM
beautifully taken...

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MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
21 Aug 2018 7:59PM
Thank you Somnath
You have taken a brilliant image. I was much too scared to go so close to the edge as you have done. My award for the image and your steely nerves!
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
21 Aug 2018 11:45PM
Thanks, Janet, your UA is greatfully received. I didnít get too close, honest!
ddolfelin Plus
8 103 3 Wales
22 Aug 2018 7:46AM
Outstanding picture!
Have a badge for your courage.
22 Aug 2018 3:42PM
Nice spot and you are right about watching ones step there. I remember reading about someone falling when the edge gave way.
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
22 Aug 2018 5:03PM
Thank you for your comments, and especially for your award, Peter Grin
22 Aug 2018 8:20PM
Beautiful...

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