close iframe icon
approved icon Gayle_Solis avatar
Gayle_Solis
Banner

Bryce Canyon



behind the lens badge

Morning Light

Morning Light
Read less

Views

1380

Likes

Awards

Zenith Award
Fall Award 2020
Peer Award
Vash01Photo Cpjnt colleensizemore LAllen_3709 aspipatel ElizePrinsloo newjersey1988 +88
Superb Composition
judegonzales th_dub tonyajean_6525 Maggieeder64 francocantarello IngeborgPrinz nganau +67
Absolute Masterpiece
Iancubillan Brijaysikes fail_flash_ sashathomas michaelbrumini nashbanto gman176 +46
Top Choice
gingasnaps macropanda deanaddison Dowdsy billbrandon Tataurov dre_photowork +37
Outstanding Creativity
abbeymerzlock13 brentbaker sable magslawla ajr2photography Nyasenovich Orsi86 +15
Magnificent Capture
Joviaal BARoland Doloresallanson Gord-O LizC AmberDawn1 elainelegendrekoza +12
All Star
alby62 rueysung LoCiceroPhotography WBVPhotography Krisstoff Tanners loveMustangs +7
Superior Skill
mariadel Ruslan_RC russellgaughen graemeanderson_4227 clownsonvelvet tam4212 honeybernstein +2
Virtuoso
karlc_6372 gallishots chuckmyer mhaeri
Genius
texaaronpueschel hwishnick
Love it
siljalarsen TammyN

Emotions

Impressed
Steve-n-Ning mleskiw.wildlife_EC5E FergalBrady dantaylor_3680 chuckmyer daniducayag gman176

Top Ranks

Sunrises And Sunsets Photo ContestTop 20 rank
Sunrises And Sunsets Photo ContestTop 20 rank week 1
Color Explorer Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Color Explorer Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
My Country Photo ContestTop 30 rank
My Country Photo ContestTop 20 rank week 1
Change Of Seasons Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Change Of Seasons Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
The Wonders of the World Photo ContestTop 10 rank
The Wonders of the World Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 4Top 30 rank
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 4Top 20 rank week 3
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 4Top 20 rank week 2
Rule Of Thirds Photo Contest v4Top 20 rank
Rule Of Thirds Photo Contest v4Top 20 rank week 1
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 4Top 20 rank week 1
Everything Nature Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Everything Nature Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
The Emerging Talent AwardsTop 10 rank
Magnificent Canyons Photo ContestTop 20 rank
Magnificent Canyons Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Backcountry Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Backcountry Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 2
Backcountry Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
The Sunlight Photo ContestTop 10 rank
The Sunlight Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Our National Parks Photo ContestTop 20 rank
Our National Parks Photo ContestTop 20 rank week 1
The Creative Landscape Photo ContestTop 10 rank
The Creative Landscape Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 2
The Creative Landscape Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Cliffs Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Cliffs Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 2
Understanding Light Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Understanding Light Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Cliffs Photo ContestTop 20 rank week 1

Categories


7 Comments |
DocTom Platinum
 
DocTom January 04, 2016
Wonderful lighting, great composition!
Gayle_Solis
Gayle_Solis January 06, 2016
Thank you very much. Taken as the sun rose.
Alana1971 PRO+
 
Alana1971 February 28, 2016
Where did you take this awesome photo...Arizona??
Gayle_Solis
Gayle_Solis April 16, 2016
Please excuse the delay, have been having computer issues. Thank you. This was taken at Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah.
hwishnick Platinum
 
hwishnick May 14, 2017
Absolutely beautiful. You were there at the perfect time.
Gayle_Solis
Gayle_Solis June 14, 2021
Thank you very much!
catherinethompson PRO+
 
catherinethompson June 11, 2017
Stunning capture. Congratulations.
Gayle_Solis
Gayle_Solis June 14, 2021
Thank you very much!
Dreamcatcer
 
Dreamcatcer July 21, 2017
Wish I was there very talented
Gayle_Solis
Gayle_Solis June 14, 2021
Thank you very much!
JBordons
 
JBordons November 20, 2017
You captured a marvelous lighting moment.
Gayle_Solis
Gayle_Solis June 14, 2021
Thank you very much!
Irys
 
Irys May 04, 2018
Amazing!
See all

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!

See more amazing photos, follow Gayle_Solis

It’s your time to shine! ☀️

Share photos. Enter contests to win great prizes.
Earn coins, get amazing rewards. Join for free.

Already a member? Log In

By continuing, you agree to our Terms of Service, and acknowledge you've read our Privacy Policy Notice.