From the Desert View overlook at the Grand Canyon, South Rim. This photo was taken looking west just minutes before the sun set over the horizon. The intense sunlight caused the camera to over expose the distant peaks which reduced their visual clarity. However, the forground was brightly lit with strong shadows. To be honest, at the site I assumed the photo would be unusable because I shot into strong sunlight (which they tell you not to do). It turned out, however, to be one of my better photos at the Canyon because the over exposure created a mist-like look, even though there was not a trace of mosture anywhere in the scene. So this is one of those "happy accidents" they tell you about. But in this case, it was because I broke a photographic rule.

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