The “Golden Hour” in the lexicon of photographers refers to the hour prior to sunrise, and after sunset—give or take a few minutes. The angle of the sun during these windows often lends itself to some of the day’s most promising light to compose great images.
Grand Canyon is certainly no exception to this rule. Combine this universal phenomenon with the region’s low humidity, limited air pollution, and infrequent cloud cover and you can almost bank on a good shot or two if you’re willing to rise early and linger late.
Here are a few of my shots from the North Rim last weekend that demonstrate these amazing atmospherics. Enjoy!