November 2016. Landscape Photo Project in Bryce Canyon, Utah

Hoodoos in Bryce Canyon at sunrise

Hoodoos in Bryce Canyon at sunrise.

November 2016. We went to Bryce Canyon for the tenth time. It is a unique place for landscape photographers. The geological formations, called “Hoodoos” or “fairy chimneys”, are very special and offer suggestive forms such as the famous hammer of Thor. Bryce Canyon is a unique natural enclave in Utah that perfectly fits our theme of the "Beauties of Nature".

To photograph Bryce Canyon, we think that autumn is the best season, because it is possible to find snow. Also, the lights are grazing all day. Thus, one can discover interesting photographs with the vegetation even at the height of the light. But an even greater delight remains: the sunrise and sunset from Sunrise Point.

Bryce Canyon is a very dense mineral natural site in terms of formations. Every square foot is interesting to photograph. This profusion of subjects might suggest that this place is not for us. But Bryce Canyon perfectly fits our artistic approach because we are facing landscapes based on patterns. The hoodoos are infinitely repeated, giving the impression that a crazy sculptor has taken the trouble to create these forms from a few molds.

But Bryce Canyon does not only contain wonderful shapes. It also emits very warm and dense colors. The variations of tone are always in the orange. They are soothing, and create an incomparable feeling of serenity and calm.

Photographing Bryce Canyon can be done in two ways: from the banks of the canyon or by taking the dirt roads that crisscross it. The results are totally different. We must be careful not to stray into the paths of creativity because distractions are everywhere. The most difficult issue with this canyon is to focus on a single theme during a photo session. We must remember that if we want to do more, we will come back months later to continue the photo project.

Photographing Bryce Canyon for the tenth time can be a challenge. Some may think there is nothing left to do. That is an error of judgment. Even if the landscapes may seem identical, the lights provide new perspectives. Textures and structures can be completely changed depending on the season and light. In addition, the rendering of volumes and shapes will be different at each session.

This Bryce Canyon photo project is part of our major project on "Landscapes of the United States". The photos we create will be added to our collection of art photographs devoted to the canyon.

Hoodoos in Bryce Canyon at sunrise

Hoodoos in Bryce Canyon at sunrise.

Hoodoos in Bryce Canyon at sunset

Hoodoos in Bryce Canyon at sunset.

Hoodoos in Bryce Canyon under the snow

Hoodoos in Bryce Canyon under the snow

Hoodoos in Bryce Canyon under the snow

Hoodoos in Bryce Canyon under the snow

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