This viewpoint of an entrenched meander of the Colorado River in Marble Canyon is slowly turning into one of my favorite places to visit. It's miles away from anywhere in the stark desert of NE Arizona. Dark skies are superb and the closest people may be river rafters camping on the beaches just below. Best part is that you can drive right up to the edge!
On this particular evening, I thought that two smoky controlled fires on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon would wreck any chances of shooting a sunset, and as the sun sank below the horizon it was looking like a dud. We left our tripods up for a possible sunrise and walked back to the vehicles 10 yards away to settle in for the evening. A quick glance over my shoulder back to the canyon changed my mind in a hurry, though!
*Best viewed upon black.*
Many thanks to Koveh's Excellent Adventure Tour of 2012 for superior photographic opportunities and fine company!