View 315: Lookout Studio

The Lookout Studio was established as a photography studio in 1914.  Fitting the studio was the first location I visited on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon last fall.  Today, it is a gift shop full of Grand Canyon National Park souvenirs of all kinds including photos.

The entrance to the Lookout Studio Gift Shop along the South Rim within Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona.

The entrance to the Lookout Studio Gift Shop along the South Rim within Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona.
Nikon D700/28-300VR, f/16, ISO 200, EV -0.3, 32mm focal length, HDR Image.

The Lookout Studio is literally built on the side of the Grand Canyon.  It was designed by architect Mary Colter and employs her signature rustic style of using jagged native rocks to imitate indigenous structures of the region and to blend in with the environment. It is constructed of three levels with a main level housing a shop you see above and an enclosed viewing area, a lower viewing platform and a small enclosed observation tower.

The view from the Lower Terrace of the Lookout Studio in Grand Canyon National Park

The view from the Lower Terrace of the Lookout Studio in Grand Canyon National Park.
Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/125s, f/16, ISO 200, EV -0.3, 32mm focal length.

The view is still breathtaking 100 year later.

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2 Responses to View 315: Lookout Studio

  1. Robin says:

    Wow! Lovely shots, Scott. I would want to spend hours and hours there, just looking out.

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  2. Gerry says:

    I’ll bet a lot more people take photos of the Studio than take photos from the Studio. Wouldn’t it be something to camp out there for 24 hours to watch the sunrise, the sunset, the wheeling of the stars?

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