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Re: My gears for 14 Hrs at Grand Canyon
« Reply #30 on: November 11, 2013, 11:25:16 AM »
For pete's sake, your thread topic says you're only there at the Grand Canyon for 14 hrs?

The total time of the van excursion I took was about 14 hours.

Actual foot time at the Grand Canyon was maybe 1/4 of that.

About 8 hours was driving time, in the van, to and from the park grounds. More driving time once inside. I was lucky enough to get a good seat- good enough to get some pictures out a window. There was an opportunity for a helicopter tour- i declined.

I could easily see spending 2 weeks at the Grand Canyon.
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Re: My gears for 14 Hrs at Grand Canyon
« Reply #31 on: November 11, 2013, 04:21:57 PM »
Hi Mr Surapon.
That reminds me I meant to say we took a helicopter trip when we went, I took some nice, IMHO, pics out through the canopy, but at times all I got was internal reflections of all of us in there!

Cheers Graham.


 There was an opportunity for a helicopter tour- i declined.

I could easily see spending 2 weeks at the Grand Canyon.
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Re: My gears for 14 Hrs at Grand Canyon
« Reply #32 on: November 11, 2013, 08:27:41 PM »
Be sure to calibrate your lenses
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Re: My gears for 14 Hrs at Grand Canyon
« Reply #33 on: November 15, 2013, 02:42:18 PM »
Dear Teachers and All of my friends.
Yes, I just came back home last night  after midnight. Yes, I have a lot of FUN at Las Vegas, Hoover Dam and Grand Canyon at South Rim.
YES, All of my Dear Teachers and  my friend are 1000 % RIGHT-------After I remove some of Lenses and equipment = still too much for the short Trip.
Yes, I wish, I just Two Camera bodies with 2 Lenses, Canon TS-E 24 mm. F/ 3.5 L MK II  with Canon 5D MK II, and Canon EF 70-200 mm. with Canon 7D---With Tripods-------- NO, Every things in my back pack and my belly pack are useless = 48+ 12 Pounds are useless on my body---And I can not leave them in the hotel room. Yes, 14 Hours Tour trip at South Rim at Grand Canyon already take 7 hours on the Bus, and 2 Hours in the Tour Jeep---Only LESS THAN 1 HOUR for my PHOTOGRAPHY SHOTS at grand Canyon--With my feet on the ground  AND ONLY 10-15 MINUTES  for hand held shots( 5 Stops @ 5-10 Minutes each---Ha,. Ha, Ha).
Now, I know---Next trip to Grand Canyon, Must be 2 Night  stay at Grand Canyon , for the Sun rise and Sun set Shot, Plus Halicopter ride as my friends said.
Yes, 4 days and 3 Nights, I got about 2000 Pictures---And Here are some samples for all of my friends to see. Yes, With in 2 week, I will have more photos to post here and On my Face book too.
THANKSSS.
Surapon

PS. 95% of my Photos on this trip = Canon 5D MK II, and Canon TS-E 24 mm. F/ 3.5 L MK II with B+W  82 KMS C-POL MRC FILTER. ---Plus  5% EF 70-200mm  for shoot the Beautiful ladies from the long distant.
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Re: My gears for 14 Hrs at Grand Canyon
« Reply #34 on: November 15, 2013, 02:44:06 PM »
Las Vegas-Grand Canyon

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Re: My gears for 14 Hrs at Grand Canyon
« Reply #35 on: November 15, 2013, 02:50:30 PM »
Las Vegas-Grand Canyon

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Re: My gears for 14 Hrs at Grand Canyon
« Reply #36 on: November 15, 2013, 03:01:31 PM »
Great photos Surapon ! I especially like the grand canyon photos. That's a lot of bus riding, but it looks like it was worth it.

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Re: My gears for 14 Hrs at Grand Canyon
« Reply #37 on: November 15, 2013, 03:24:32 PM »
Great photos Surapon ! I especially like the grand canyon photos. That's a lot of bus riding, but it looks like it was worth it.

Thank you, Sir, Dear K13X5C
Yes, Sir, Long hours Riding the Bus, But It better than rent the car and drive by our self. Plus, I can take the shots from the Bus's window too.
Here are more night time in the sin city= Las Vegas.
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Re: My gears for 14 Hrs at Grand Canyon
« Reply #38 on: November 15, 2013, 04:19:00 PM »
Now that you got a taste of the LV/GC trip, I hope you'll try to go again.  I bet you must have been wowed by the grandeur of the canyon, as were my wife and I.
If you do go again, fly out to Grand Canyon from Las Vegas on a small airplane (photo 1), the air view is simply magnificent!  But wait!  When we flew the return flight back to LV, the route was different.  It was over most part of the canyon, making it feel like an unending gorge (photo 2 & 3).  You will simply feel tiny compared to the striking place.
Try to arrange a helo flight booking it in LV Strip, it was less expensive than booking at the Grand Canyon airport.  There were a couple different packages of different flight time and locations.  Get the best you can afford in terms of time and finance.
Bring the least gear for that, you won't have time while flying to catch the environment and change gear, nor the space in a cramped helo, they also weigh you (the passenger complement) to distribute weight in the copter so they can fly well. (photo 4)  Our pilot, Mr Chan (photo 5).
To reduce glare from reflections from the aircraft window(s), there is a gadget on the market (http://www.adorama.com/LNLSKIRT1.html) that is made with some kind of nylon fabric that fits over the front of your lens so when you put your lens and gadget against the window, thus reducing glare.
I know you had had a wonderful time west!
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Re: My gears for 14 Hrs at Grand Canyon
« Reply #39 on: November 15, 2013, 04:19:48 PM »
The helo pilot (photo 5)

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Re: My gears for 14 Hrs at Grand Canyon
« Reply #40 on: November 15, 2013, 04:49:04 PM »
Thanksssssss,Dear Mr. Lion rock.
WOW, WOW, WOW-------Beautiful pictures, Yes, Sir Next March 2014, again --On the Air Plane and Plus Helicopter, and Stay at the Golden Hours too ( will stay there for 2 Nights).
Thanks again.
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Re: My gears for 14 Hrs at Grand Canyon
« Reply #41 on: November 15, 2013, 05:47:55 PM »
Surapon,
Try to stay longer, 2 nights is not quite enough for such a place and such a distance from NC.
From memory, I know that there was a helo going down to the bottom of the canyon.  The serve lunch there and then later fly you back up to the helo-port.  Another one is that you camp a the bottom for a night or two.  Check your options.
I just took a photo of a souvenir cup I got from the helo company at Grand Canyon.
Hope you'll have a good time there next year.  We are contemplating such a trip, too.
-r
By the way, you have some great photos posted.
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Re: My gears for 14 Hrs at Grand Canyon
« Reply #42 on: November 16, 2013, 12:14:21 PM »
Hi Mr Surapon.
We took a flight over the canyon with a company called Maverick, the pilot told us that the trip to the bottom by helicopter was being highly restricted due to the impact and noise or something similar. (It was 2006 and I've slept since then!) I dont know if this has changed at all.
When we flew a tributary that joins the Colorado was running a rich blue green colour rather than the muddy brown colour of the Colorado. Apparently this is a seasonal thing to do with flow rates and dissolved minerals.
I would highly recommend a copter flight.
You can not get views like it from the rim.

Edit My apologies Mr Surapon, I meant to say some stunning pictures you have posted, thanks.

Cheers Graham.
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« Reply #43 on: November 16, 2013, 12:28:54 PM »
Great shots Surapon!  8)  Well done Sir!

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Re: My gears for 14 Hrs at Grand Canyon
« Reply #44 on: November 16, 2013, 12:30:53 PM »
@ Valvebounce and Lion rock: Beautiful pictures guys.

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