“From Bryce Point, one of the most scenic vistas of the full amphitheater and all its wonders amaze the visitor. Bryce Point is famous for its extraordinary sunrises. From here you can watch the tops of hoodoos set alight as if by fire from the first rays of the rising sun. Like fire, the orange light quickly spreads driving shadows from all but the deepest recesses of the amphitheater. "
~the US National Park Service’s description of Bryce Point, Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, USA

Canon 5D Mark II with Canon EF16-35 f/2.8L II USM lens
Manfrotto 190CX3 tripod with Arcatech ballhead
Focal length 19mm, ISO 100, f/11
3 RAW exposures bracketed at: 1/20 sec, 1/10 sec, 1/5 sec to capture sun, sky and canyon
Gently processed with Lightroom, HDR Efex Pro 2 and Photoshop

Also part of the Sunscapes calendar

Featured by the groups
The World As We See It Or as we missed it July 29 2012
#1 Sunrises Worldwide October 9 2012
The Woman Photographer October 10 2012
Post Card Style March 8 2013
All Things Photographic July 3 2013

During an unexpected chance to experience Africa, a seed was planted. Nurtured by subsequent forays into wild places, this photographer was born.

Jacques Cousteau said “People protect what they love.” And we’ve all heard that “A picture is worth a thousand words.” So, enough with this. My photography says the rest. Thanks for listening.

Sylvia J. Zarco
aka Owed to Nature

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  • Kent Keller
    Kent Kellerover 2 years ago

    You got up early and stayed up late a lot on your trip and it sure paid off! Gorgeous work again Sylvia!!!

  • Thanks Kent! Out there, there’s no choice between bed or more time out in the wild. With so much to see, do and experience, sleep lost out every time. ;-) Lovely to hear you enjoy the results!

    – Owed to Nature

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 2 years ago

    WONDERFUL capture

  • Many Thanks Larry! …Sylvia

    – Owed to Nature

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpover 2 years ago

    Stunning capture!

  • Thank you so very much Marie!

    – Owed to Nature

  • lynn carter
    lynn carterover 2 years ago

    great xx

  • Many thanks Lynn. One of my favorite parks in this country. It’s like a fairytale told through rocks. ;-)

    – Owed to Nature

  • Maria  Moro
    Maria Moroover 2 years ago

    30th July 2012

  • Thank you for the warm welcome Maria! …Sylvia

    – Owed to Nature

  • CanyonWind
  • Thank you so very much for your generosity and this feature! …Sylvia

    – Owed to Nature

  • Tula Top
    Tula Topover 2 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful, Sylvia…

  • Thank you so much Tula. One of my favorite places in this country. If you haven’t been, you must go. Your camera will absolutely love it too. ;-)

    – Owed to Nature

  • Bette Devine
    Bette Devineover 2 years ago

    Most unusual beauty.

  • Thank you Bette. Bryce Canyon is one of the most unique and beautiful landscapes I’ve seen. Such a pleasure to share it with you! ;-) …Sylvia

    – Owed to Nature

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 2 years ago

    A treat! Hoodoos & all. And when enlarged, it’s stunning.

  • If you like the view enlarged here, you’ll love it life-sized in all its hoodoo glory! ;-) MANY Thanks Sheila!

    – Owed to Nature

  • Poete100
    Poete100over 2 years ago

    That is totally outstanding …wow!

  • Thanks Lorraine! This shot was challenging. It was cold and windy and tough looking straight into the sun. But that’s also what made it exciting and rewarding. So glad you like it! …Sylvia

    – Owed to Nature

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