When I was 19, my parents took me to Grand Canyon West in Arizona USA. The Grand Canyon truly is an incredible display of the forces of nature. When I left, I left with a craving to come back one day and hike the canyon, all the way along the Colorado River.
But when I got home, I liked none of the images I took. Despite heavily editing the photos to bring out the contrast and colors, I was still unhappy with the shots and decided not to publish photos of the trip on the blog. Gradually, I forgot about them until earlier this year, when I was going through my old shots to update my travel photography portfolio.
I was still primarily focused on fashion and portrait photography when I visited the Grand Canyon, and I like to think that my photography has improved in these last few years. But these outtakes are a good reminder for me to keep learning, keep reading, and keep shooting.
Learning is not a product of schooling but the lifelong attempt to acquire it.– Albert Einstein.
Now that I’ve finally made my peace with these photographs, I’m ready to share a few of them, at last:
A viewpoint: Eagle Point – see the head and wings of the eagle??The Colorado River, disappearing into around the bend. I’m curious to see what other people’s take is on this. Have you ever gone on a amazing trip and only wish you had nicer photos to show for it? If that ever happens, do you hide your shots, or do you show them anyways?