Bryce Canyon NP – Only had a couple of hours in the afternoon to shoot photos on my way by Bryce Canyon Nation Park in 2014. It’s odd shaped pillars, colorful rock, and large collections of hoodoos are completely mesmerizing. They also remind me a little of Silly Sand which I used to play with when I was a kid (yup, I’m that old). Photo opportunities are everywhere but the best light is usually in the morning since most of the valleys face the east.
You may think rivers have carved all this but you would be wrong. For close to 200 days a year the temperature rises and falls below freezing. This lets water seep into the rocks during the day which then freezes into “ice wedges” at night. As a result, the rock is slowly chiseled away over the years. Rain and wind finish the job by smoothing off the edges and washing away the loose debris. This same process continues to shape the valleys today. Bryce Canyon has a lodge, campgrounds, horseback riding, and miles of trails to walk amongst the rock formations.
w/ Nikkor 18-105mm lens
ISO-800, 1/250s, f/13, 22mm
Photo taken on 08/23/2014
“Near and Far.” Another crazy adventure of a weekend complete. Eight months since I moved here and I’m still discovering new trails, it’s been such a trip. Just hanging in there. “Cerca y lejano.” Otra aventura loca de un fin de semana completo. Ocho meses desde que me mudé aquí y todavía estoy descubriendo nuevos senderos, ha sido un viajesón. Aquí llevándome la tranquila.