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Bryce Canyon Sunrise

Bryce Canyon Sunrise

Sometimes photography is easy, and other times it is difficult. But, no matter what, it remains incredibly fun for me. Even on those early mornings where it’s hard to pull myself out of bed while the sun is still hours away from rising, I’m yawning constantly as I drive and hike into position for the coming sunrise, and it is bitterly cold. I can’t stress that last part enough: -22C is cold. Bone chilling cold. The kind of cold that will freeze fingers to metal lenses and render digital cameras inoperable.

Yeah, it was one of those mornings. But, boy was it fun. I loved every second of it, though in all honesty I loved getting back into the warm car a bit more than normal that morning. I wish there had been a few more clouds in the sky that morning; i think that would have made the entire scene spectacular. As it is, it’s pretty darn good, though. I love how the early morning light is bouncing off the atmosphere and the fresh snow to cast a lovely red glow on the hoodoos.

I’d never been to Bryce Canyon National Park before, but now I can’t wait to go back again. There is so much to see and explore there; so much to photograph!

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