Queen's Garden, Bryce Canyon NP, Utah

Queen's Garden, Bryce Canyon NP, Utah

This is another view in what I'm sort of considering a virtual tour of Bryce Canyon's main amphitheater. This was also taken somewhat close to Sunrise Point where the last two photos I shared were taken. From north to south, the main amphitheater has four primary viewpoints - Sunrise, Sunset, Inspiration, and Bryce Points - and all of them are connected by The Rim Trail. This is taken about midway between Sunrise and Sunset Points along the rim trail, looking northeast towards an area knows as The Queen's Garden located below Sunrise Point.

Towards the right edge of the frame is Bristlecone Point, featured in another photograph here. Another feature called Sinking Ship can also be seen in the distance beyond the Queen's Garden.

I will try to follow this up with a Zoomify version shortly, if anyone is interested in seeing it in greater detail. The Flickr version is also available fairly large and is, I think, worth a closer look. Once again, apart from a fair bit of dust removal from the scan the original Velvia shot didn't need much adjustment in post-processing - I've been quite satisfied with my Velvia shots at Bryce, I think that particular film captures the colors of Bryce beautifully. On my calibrated monitor I'm espescially happy with it, but when I look at it on some other screens I'm not sure the color is right - I'm not convinced there isn't a colorspace problem, despite knowing I've saved it in the same RGB space I always do - perhaps I'm just imagining things. Really I just wish it was possible to show you the actual 4x5 Velvia slide on a lightbox rather than show you a scan of it, but it's better than nothing.

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Tachihara 4x5 | Caltar II-N 150mm f/5.6 | f/16 | 1/60s | Fuji Velvia 50 | Tripod

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