If you have ventured down the Colorado river through the Grand Canyon, you are likely to have spotted these ancient ruins, nestled high in the cliff walls of the canyon, dating to approximately AD 1100. Archeology is part of the fascination of a trip through the canyon. Dry desert conditions bode well for preservation of artifacts, ruins and pictographs. This area is adjacent to the Nankoweap canyon, and a hike to see the granaries is popular.
It may be self evident to those with a photographic eye, that the contrast range encountered when shooting within large canyon walls is a challenge. Some of this is more easily mitigated in these days of digital processing, where shadows and highlights can be controlled in post production work. This particular frame needed a little work in that regard.
It is not uncommon for me to visit locations multiple time after assessing angle of light, weather, etc., but that luxury did not exist on the occasional one day layover while navigating down the river. You take what you can get. And I did not take often.