Sunrise at Bryce Canyon

This photo was taken in Bryce Canyon National Park, from the aptly named Sunrise Point. We arrived at Sunrise Point 20-25 minutes before sunrise and the actual sunrise point was completely filled with people, so we decided to hike down the trail just far enough that we could enjoy sunrise in relative peace. Being late May, the temperatures were quite cool, which may come as a bit of a surprise given the warmth of this photo. As the sun approached the horizon off to the left of the photo, the clouds began to light up with brilliant color and the canyon got enough light to see the details without the harsh shadows that would appear in the canyon minutes later. This photo is a nice example of how the best sunrise/sunset photos aren’t always taken with the camera pointed towards the sun.

Beautiful sunrise in Bryce Canyon National Park.

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