Sunrise at Bryce

Trip Start Sep 20, 2010
Trip End Oct 26, 2010

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Flag of United States  , Utah
Sunday, September 26, 2010

The midday sun here is unfriendly for photography.  We took our best shots near sunrise and at sunset and yes folks, we actually pulled our old bodies out of bed before sunrise one morning, stumbling around until we had coffee but still we managed to get some lovely morning shots without falling into the canyon.  We had fully intended to get up for the actual sunrise but missed it by about one-half hour.  Still, the early morning light is quite magical and changed every few minutes highlighting different sections of rock and bringing it to life.

We commented on the diversity of languages we heard spoken while visiting the park; it was the first time either of us felt as though we were in a foreign country within US boundaries, mostly French, German, other European languages that were not identifiable by us, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Indian and of course the there were lots of Brits and a few Australians, a lovely mix.

George traveled down the Navajo Loop Trail  into the canyon to get a close up view of the spires and a natural arch.

This is a must see and I would class it with the Grand Canyon.  Having seen many photos of it over my lifetime it still managed to take my breath away as I stepped to the edge. The park is on the east side of the mountains so the best photo ops are at sunrise and it is worth getting up for, don't miss Bryce Canyon National Park.
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