Western Beauty

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A trail runs down into the hoodoos as as the sun rises over Bryce Canyon National Park.  This was taken sitting about halfway down in the canyon looking over the rock formations and trees.

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Grand Canyon Sunrise Time-lapse

This is a time-lapse video of sunrise at the Grand Canyon that I set up while I was on one of my photography trips this summer.  My first attempt at using my GoPro for something like this.

Yosemite Bear

Bear

“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.”

John Muir

A day after hiking up onto a bear in Yosemite I had a little more comfortable encounter with a male cinnamon black bear.  While driving the upper back country on our way out of Yosemite National Park we went on a little used back road this bear walked out in front of the vehicle.  I rolled down the back window and took a couple of shots as the bear slipped through the shadows of the forest.

Piece of Heaven

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 “On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it.”
Jules Renard
Sunrise from the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.  I have seen many things in my life, but I still cannot get over the sunrises that I have been fortunate to witness and enjoy.  One of the most amazing places to enjoy the sunrise and the view is Grand Canyon National Park.  This was only a five minute walk from the lodge at the North Rim.

Whispering Rapids

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“Water is the driving force of all nature.”
Leonardo da Vinci

Up close with rapids in Yosemite National Park.

Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon sunsetI arrived at Bryce Canyon a few hours before sunset and I was able to spend some time scouting for a good position for sunset. Although the clouds did not clear as much as I hoped it was still a great nature show. I spent the morning before dawn in the park. I hiked down into the canyon a bit to find a good spot for sunrise. Get there before sunrise and wait till the sun is up to watch the colors change. If you have time hike down, but remember you have to come back up. Allow yourself some time to go off the beaten path a bit in order to find some amazing shots and less seen views. To allow more time at Bryce my group and I chose to skip Zion and visit another time when we could truly experience the park.
To see more pictures from my trip as I go visit Wild Radiance Photography, LLC on Facebook. Next post will be Grand Canyon National Park.