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
- Bryce Canyon National Park, Winter Sunrise, Sunset Point
- Bryce Canyon National Park, Thunderhead at Sunset, Sunrise Point
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Mike “Mish” Shedlock