Bryce Canyon faces towards the east and the first light of sunrise on the formations in Bryce Amphitheater is always a magical time. The spires called hoodoos rise above pastel ridges and valleys. They seem to glow with cross light or backlight and photograph better in this type of light than when the sun strikes them directly. In this image I used my longest lens, a 360mm (equivalent to about 120mm in 35mm format) to isolate a small portion of rising hoodoos. Large scenes like this demand low angle light and do not usually make impressive images under flat light. After about 20 minutes and several sheets the light lost it's glow and a crisp October day began.
BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK, UTAH
Toyo 45 AII camera with Nikon T 360/8 lens and Fuji Velvia film - 2 sec at f/48