Bryce Point, Bryce Canyon NP, Utah

This should be my last point on my large format tour of Bryce Canyon. After shooting Sunset Point before dawn, and Inspiration Point for sunrise we next moved further south towards Bryce Point.

No other vantage point that I'm aware of lets you take in more of the amphitheater than Bryce Point does. From here you're looking across a valley into the "Silent City", the dense group of hoodoos below Inspiration Point. As framed here, Inspiration Point appears at the top left, Sunrise Point hear the top right, and Sunset Point towards the center of the frame.

I had a remarkably difficult time taking this photograph. I'd calculated exposure wrong - take a photo. Realize it and then forget to close the aperture - take a photo. One thing after another led to badly overexposed shots. This was my final attempt, after about $10 worth of film. To look at the slide directly it's still noticeably overexposed, but it retained plenty of color and detail and was, fortunately, quite scannable. Slide films are notoriously unforgiving when it comes to exposure, and this was certainly a close call.

There is a 2000px wide version uploaded to flickr as well if you'd like a larger view without using the Zoomify viewer

I'll try to turn my attention to something other than Bryce Canyon after this, but I hope the sequence of images gives people a good sense of this amazing park, and can be a bit of a resource for people planning on visiting in the future.

Tachihara 4x5 | Caltar II-N 150mm f/5.6 | f/11 | 1/15s | Fuji Velvia 50 | Tripod

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