Tonight, after posting the previous image, I headed out to shoot Horseshoe Bend under a nearly full moon.
Now, every person who's shot there commented on how close to the edge you have to get to take this shot and they weren't kidding! The tripod is literally an inch or two from falling off the edge. It has to be to pull off this shot.
Arriving in this area, you get to a parking lot right off the highway, just south of Page, AZ. I went to Wal-Mart before hand to get a flashlight/lantern since it would be dark there, but it turned out to be easier to go by the moonlight, especially once the eyes adjust to the night light.
There's a 1/4 mile trail that leads to the canyon. I could see it off in the distance as this massive gaping hole in the ground. Walking step by step, I had no idea if the next step would lead me right to the edge so it was actually pretty scary to walk there.
One I got to the bend, it was SO awesome (both in magnitude and beauty) that finally seeing it in person literally made me had to sit down. It's THAT amazing... I'm gonna go back and shoot this again in the daytime when the sun's up.
This picture really doesn't do it justice. It's MUCH larger than it looks in this image. This is shot with an UWA on an FF body and it's really much more massive than it appears. I think the distance to the back of the horseshoe is over a mile.