Often times when I'm out shooting photography I have to turn to my wife if she's with me, and tell her to turn around or "give me a minute" if you will. This is code for "don't watch what I'm about to do." This was one of those situations. Of course this is a very photogenic area and I've seen it shot many times, but I also knew if I really wanted to capture it differently and with maximum impact, I had to get over the cliff. There's no railing or anything like that here. It's just a straight up cliff down to the canyon floor below.
I got down on my hands and knees and inched my way forward, laying on my belly at the end until I actually hung over the cliff with my tripod, balancing one leg of it onto a protruding rock while steadying the rest manually as I fired away some sunset shots. I really wanted to show the depth of the canyon, and this shot did it perfectly.
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