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Bryce Canyon



Morning Light

Morning Light
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DocTom PRO
 
DocTom January 04, 2016
Wonderful lighting, great composition!
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gaylesolis January 06, 2016
Thank you very much. Taken as the sun rose.
JGemplerPhotography
 
JGemplerPhotography February 01, 2016
Love the softness, simplicity of this image.
Alana1971 PRO
 
Alana1971 February 28, 2016
Where did you take this awesome photo...Arizona??
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gaylesolis April 16, 2016
Please excuse the delay, have been having computer issues. Thank you. This was taken at Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah.
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hwishnick May 14, 2017
Absolutely beautiful. You were there at the perfect time.
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catherinethompson June 11, 2017
Stunning capture. Congratulations.
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Dreamcatcer July 21, 2017
Wish I was there very talented
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AmberDawn1 August 07, 2017
Thank you much for joining my challenge! :-)
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AmberDawn1 September 26, 2017
Thank you so much, Gayle, for taking time to share your beautiful photo in my Mist and sun rays challenge! I appreciate it! :-)
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JBordons November 20, 2017
You captured a marvelous lighting moment.
Irys
 
Irys May 04, 2018
Amazing!

Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo from the Rim Trail near Clay Hollow Wash Trail Head off of Sunrise Point Road in Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah.
Time
I took this right as the sun started to rise. I arrived at the shooting spot prior to the sun coming up to get set up so I could capture the lighting as it washed over the landscape.
Lighting
It really pays to do your due diligence prior to shooting. Allow yourself enough time to get set up and enjoy the quiet time as you wait. That is the best part. Just enjoy the peace.
Equipment
Most of my equipment are Canons. The camera was the little Canon SL1 with a battery grip and a Sigma telephoto lens. I also used an inexpensive tripod with a IR remote.
Inspiration
The lighting, that early morning light that has so many qualities. Soft but crisp, brand new light of the day that promises new and exciting experiences. The light is so natural, there is nothing that can imitate it other than the sun. It has that first morning light quality. Very true!
Editing
No post-processing was done on this picture. This image was straight out of the camera.
In my camera bag
Now a days I am shooting with a Canon 5DMIII. At night I tend to use my Tamaron 28-300mm lens. During the day, a prime wide angel, I love my Canon 15mm Diagonal Fisheye. I have a Feisol Carbon Fiber Travel Rapid Tripod CT-3441T with an Acratech GP Ballhead with Lever Clamp. I also use a Miops Smart Trigger. Many IR remotes. Many Coast Flashlights. Lens cleaning tools. Jackets or coats for when the sun goes down. In the high desert, the temperature change can be 50 degrees or more from day to night.
Feedback
You can scout out an area prior to the actual shooting. Get there early enough to set up. I am fortunate that I live in a National Park and have so for 12 years. I know the area and the seasons, so half the homework is already completed. For night photography it really helps to know your night skies, when celestial bodies rise & set. Also be aware of the type of wildlife in the area. The other night my friend heard a unique animal sound that she could not identify. Found out the next day, a resident driving along the park road spotted a Black Bear crossing the road, not too far from where we were set up. Being prepared makes for a much smoother experience. Tonight we go out along the rim of the Grand Canyon (where I live), prior to shooting we will have our picnic dinner out on the rim. Depending on the shoot, a lawn chair is the icing on the cake!

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