What you don't know when you see this photograph is that the person with the camera was ignoring advice to not get too close to the edge as it has been known to break off. It is impossible to get a full view of the Horseshoe without ignoring Park Service advice. (fortunately my kids are old enough to know that their Mother doesn't always listen to advice given and the Grandkids are too young to visit this site)
This view is from the trail site. If you enlarge the picture you will see people hiking to the overhang. That dark hole in the middle is where future pictures are taken.
Standing back, at what I perceive as a safe distance, this is the shot you get. The Colorado looks beautiful, but I know I can do better.......
As a calming factor, I looked for a live beautiful flower before risking life and limb for a "perfect" picture of the Bend.
Okay, I am closer, but...........
Yes, a pretty good shot, but not iconic. It's not a continuous river of water.
Wish we had gotten a picture of me leaning over the edge and RJ holding onto my legs (in case the edge broke off) That would have been the picture that blogs are made of!!!
Hope you enjoyed my efforts to bring you this iconic picture.