I made this photo from an unnamed perch high on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon after it had rained the night before, leaving the atmosphere cold and damp with monsoon moisture. As the sun rose in the eastern sky, the temperature in the canyon's depths was rapidly warming, and clouds began to build within the canyon. A gentle breeze lifted the clouds along the canyon walls where they swirled amongst the crags.
Some scenes benefit from a changeable sky. The mix of clouds and blue sky can cast soft shadows on a landscape giving it depth and definition. The movement of the clouds in front of the sun can give us beautiful god rays, adding warmth and mystery to a scene. The same is true of an approaching storm. Storms can add different hues and colors in addition to the blue sky, making for an enchanting-looking image. 59ce067264