Returning back to Bryce Canyon, here is an image taken in a section called “Wall Street” on the Navajo Loop trail.
Feature Image Details
I used a Canon 11-24 F4.0 L lens at 11mm.
To get this shot I am flat on my back with my tripod perhaps 1 foot off the ground. I was halfway between those two trees with the camera pointed straight up.
Leveling the camera a foot off the ground and squaring it perfectly between the trees is what makes the shot work.
I took a sequence of exposures and blended them manually in Photoshop. Here is an additional image.
Actually, that is not an additional image. It is the same image rotated.
There is no left or right or up or down. Lying flat on my back and looking straight up I could have been on any side of the camera.
This image works no matter how it is rotated, a rarity given the focus on tree trunks.
Other Bryce Canyon Images
- Bryce Canyon National Park, Winter Sunrise, Sunset Point
- Bryce Canyon National Park, Thunderhead at Sunset, Sunrise Point
- Bryce Canyon National Park, Sunrise, Fairland Canyon Viewpoint
- Bryce Canyon National Park, Sunrise, Bryce Point Overlook
- Bryce Canyon National Park, Sunset, Bryce Point Overlook
- Bryce Canyon National Park, Milky Way, Sunrise Point
When hiking the Navajo Loop Trail, do so counterclockwise. The view of these trees and Wall Street will be in front of you much of the way. If you hike clockwise, your view of these trees will be fleeting and it is steeper back up as well.
If you head out at Sunrise, there is a good view of a feature on the Navajo Loop called Thor’s Hammer. Go there first (clockwise), then come back up (a short backtrack) and hike the loop counterclockwise as I suggested.
Better yet, for an even longer hike, go to Thor’s Hammer at sunrise, then hike the Navajo Loop Trail counterclockwise (coming back up) but instead of finishing the Navajo Loop continue to the Queen’s Garden Trail instead. A park map will show you what I mean.
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