Hoodoos Glowing at Sunrise


Hoodoos glowing at Sunrise - Bryce Canyon, Utah (Thierry Carlier)

Hoodoos glowing at Sunrise - Bryce Canyon, Utah

We woke up very early that morning to get to the rim of Bryce Amphitheater before sunrise. I started framing a very wide view of this majestic landscape. While the sun was rising up I was appealed by the nice glow on these hoodoos formations near the bottom of the amphi. I immediately zoomed in and took the shot. I like the glowing light making the rocks on the left of the frame look translucent and featuring a very subtle range of sandy coral tones all over the image. I also like the ground wavy patterns combined with the vertical structure of the hoodoos. Our early wake up efforts have definitively been rewarded that morning. We further headed back to the lodge where we shared a very decent American breakfast in a cosy warm atmosphere, next to the stove. We experienced that early birds sweet feeling like if we had already been hiking for half a day while it was actually not even 8:00am yet.

Bryce Canyon Official Web Site

Bryce Canyon is located on the Colorado River Plateau, in Southern Utah. It is embedded in one of the most spectacular regions in the world. Within a 250-mile radius lie 12 national parks, 14 national monuments, 7 tribal parks, 17 wilderness area, 7 state parks and 6 national forests.

I created this image with my Canon EOS40D, using my Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS. Focal length: 134 mm. Exposure parameters: iso 400, aperture value f/5.6, shutter speed 1/80  s, stopped down by 2/3. It required minimum processing using Adobe Lightroom 3.

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