My second National Park visit in Utah was Bryce Canyon where dense hoodoos, or tall rock formations, are jammed into the horseshoe shaped canyon.
Called Bryce Amphitheater, I couldn’t help but think of a rock concert gone wrong. What was going on here that caused everyone to turn to stone?
For my first sunset shoot I chose, naturally, sunset point. Some say it is misnamed since you cannot see the setting sun from the point. However, I think it is aptly named since the last of the days rays shine directly on the hoodoos and the light bounces back and forth between them making the whole amphitheater appear to glow.
The rock in the upper right of the image is sinking ship rock since it looks like the bow of a ship as it goes down.
If you look closely you can also see some trails winding down between the hoodoos. After I made these sunset images, I started hiking down a trail, compass in hand, to find my spot for the super moon that would rise an hour later. I’ll have those images for you later this week.