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"Bryce Canyon"

<c>Donald L. Cohen, MD
 
 
I recently had the opportunity to visit some of the spectacular scenery in the U.S. Southwest, along what's often called the "Grand Circle." This includes these famous National Parks: Zion, Bryce Canyon, Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Grand Canyon, as well as other incredible sites in this region. In one week's time, I was only able to see a fraction of what this region has to offer, but we had a fantastic time with what we were able to see and photography.
 
 
One of the highlights of this trip was spending time at Bryce Canyon National Park. While the landscape at Zion was phenomenal, Bryce gave the impression that we had left the planet entirely. The "hoodoos" pictured in most of the images here were unlike anything we had seen before, and the size and scope of these formations were hard to fathom.
 
 
The photos here were taken at sunrise and the early morning hours, from Sunset Point. Watching the sun gradually come up, with its warm light gradually giving life to these stone formations was a totally unique experience.
 
 
The rising sun makes the reddish rock pillars virtually "glow" while giving an unusual "crystalline" appearance to the whiter stone.
 
 
My eye was caught by a few evergreens in the canyon above, which lit up green, in beautiful contrast to the red and white stone surrounding it.
 
 
Lastly, the area above is called "Silent City" and was just exquisitely beautiful when bathed in that early morning light.
 

Technical Information

 

Canon D30 using Canon 28-135 IS Lens; Tripod used with all these shots.

Additional photos from Bryce and other locations can be found at Dr. Cohen's website: DLC Photography

 
 

 

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