Bryce Canyon National Park, Sunrise, Fairland Canyon Viewpoint

Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah is a fairyland of red, orange, and white hoodoos and spires. The rim elevation varies from 8,000 to 9,000 feet.

Rooms in the park can be difficult to obtain, so book early.

The images in this article were taken in Late July and Early August. As is typically the case at Bryce Canyon, sunrise generally presents more opportunities than sunset.

Feature Image Details

I used a Canon 24-105MM F4 L Lens at 35mm and blended 6 vertical images together with lots of overlap. I shot as ISO 250, F13 for 1/50th of a second.

Light in the morning is very fleeting. I hiked down into the canyon a short ways and was in this spot before sunrise having scouted the location out the day before. I managed to get exactly 1 panorama sequence before the sun ducked behind a cloud. When it came back out, most of the golden glow was gone.

I could easily have removed my own shadow but I like it.

Here are two more images, again panoramas stitched together.

Unless there are strong clouds with lots of color I generally do not shoot towards the sun. I would rather get the light hitting an object as I did in this set of images.

All three of these images were taken within 50 yards or so of each other. down into the canyon a short distance.

Other Bryce Canyon Images

Equipment List

Those interested in my equipment and recommendations can find it here: Mish’s Equipment List.

Please Subscribe: Click to Subscribe by Email.

If you like this article, please share by email or use one of the share buttons beneath the article.

You can also follow me on Twitter! I have both an economic forum and a photography forum.

  1. Photography: MishMoments
  2. Economics: MishGEA

MishMoments is a subset of MishGEA. Those interested in photography only should follow MishMoments.

Please Subscribe and Follow.

Thanks!

More Bryce Canyon Pictures coming up.

Mike “Mish” Shedlock

One thought on “Bryce Canyon National Park, Sunrise, Fairland Canyon Viewpoint

  1. These are beautiful! And I agree, your shadow adds a cool aspect to your photo.
    I hope I am still able to go on my trip in May and this virus doesn’t prevent us from seeing the parks 😟

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s