Queen's Garden, Bryce Canyon NP, Utah

Another Inspiration Point View, Bryce Canyon NP, Utah

This is the next (though delayed) installment in my tour around the rim of Bryce Canyon. My intent had been to show the perspective from Bryce Point next but I had edited the dust out of this scan for the better part of an hour before I realized I was working on another shot from Inspiration Point (see another perspective here), but taken with a wider lens.

TThis was taken just shortly after the sun crossed the horizon at sunrise. It's hard to beat the brilliance of that first moment of direct sunlight, but I did not have my film camera set up in time for it (and my digital shot that caught that light wasn't very well composed). Still, this was my first shot upon arriving at this location and only moments after sunrise. Inspiration Point was recommended to us by the good people at Ruby's Inn the evening before, and we were not disappointed in the results. I think this is the most concentrated place on the rim for hoodoos, and it's lit beautifully with the morning light. I'd recommend it for a top spot for sunlit features at sunrise (though if you want to shoot the sun itself, I think Sunset Point offers a better perspective).

Tachihara 4x5 | Schneider Super-Angulon 90mm f/8 | f/11 | 1s | Fuji Velvia 50 | Tripod

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