Bryce Canyon under the snow

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by budeny, Jan 17, 2016.

  1. budeny

    budeny Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 4, 2014
    Boulder, CO
    What can be better than a trip to Bryce Canyon, Utah?
    The trip after a snow storm, of course!
    Taken on Jan 9-10, 2016.
    Full albums can be found here: Utah
    C&C are welcome!











    Last edited: Jan 25, 2016
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  2. siftu

    siftu Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Mar 26, 2015
    Bay Area, CA
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    Another amazing feature thread.. I need to step up my game. Well done, great compositions. Not that they look HDR but are they? Did you use a CPL?
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  3. jaydubstar

    jaydubstar Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 16, 2014
    Bellingham, WA
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    Ya, I was gonna ask about the CPL too. Did you adjust white balance?
    Also, silly question, but how do you embed your smugmug photos in the thread?
  4. photoeagle

    photoeagle Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 25, 2015
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    Brad Harris
  5. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Nice pics!

    Hopefully you hit some powder runs at Brianhead on the way....
  6. budeny

    budeny Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 4, 2014
    Boulder, CO
    Thank you all!

    No, single exposures. And no CPL either - skies in Utah are so blue and deep that CPL would make them almost black.
    WB was mostly auto and left intact in post processing. Off course there are color adjustments.
    Just click on Share button in smugmug, select Photo Only, select size and use link to JPG here.
    Not really, I usually take Route 12, so I hit Capitol Reef NP.
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  7. Mellow

    Mellow Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 27, 2010
    Florida or Idaho
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    You lucky, lucky, lucky dog! I've been to Bryce several times, but never in the winter . . . and your pictures, which are gorgeous, attest to what I'm missing. Outstanding!
  8. musicwack

    musicwack Mu-43 Regular

    May 21, 2015
    South Jersey
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    Wow, amazing images! The images look very 3D to me, the rocks and trees pop out to me, great job!
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  9. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator

    Dec 15, 2009
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  10. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    The hardest part about pictures from Bryce is that no one believes the colors

    It is just like that in real life

    I've been there in the spring and summer. Thanks for the winter view! Did you stay overnight nearby? At Rubys?

    Rt 12 is awesome and, IMO, is a must-drive when visiting around the area.
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  11. budeny

    budeny Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 4, 2014
    Boulder, CO
    Yes, visiting Bryce in snow was on my to do list for this winter, so I was watching the weather and road cams (thanks Utah DOT!).
    Stayed in Ruby's and Bryce Canyon Resort and did two day hikes - Figure 8 and Fairyland loop trails.
    Have to say that snowshoeing in Utah's powder snow is just amazing!
  12. Nam-in-Sonoma

    Nam-in-Sonoma Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 23, 2012
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    Wow, beautiful. One of my bucket list. Now I have to add in winter as well :)
  13. Holoholo55

    Holoholo55 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2014
    Honolulu, HI
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    Gorgeous! I love the contrast between the snow and the reddish stone. Limestone? We've been lucky to have so many great wintry landscapes recently to enjoy. :)
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  14. dornblaser

    dornblaser Mu-43 Hall of Famer

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    David Dornblaser
  15. FreightTrain

    FreightTrain Mu-43 Rookie

    Jan 1, 2015
    New Brunswick,Canada
    Very nice indeed. This trip is on my bucket list as well. Thanks for sharing.
  16. turbodieselvw

    turbodieselvw Mu-43 Veteran

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  17. MarkoPolo

    MarkoPolo Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 25, 2014
    Greeley, CO
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    Mark Brown
    Add me to the "WOW" list!
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  18. Harvey Melvin Richards

    Harvey Melvin Richards Photo Posting Junkie

    Feb 15, 2014
    Southwest Utah
    Great photos. I should get over there this winter, but it's so far away.:hiding:
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  19. 321action

    321action New to Mu-43

    Dec 22, 2015
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    Really lovely, thank you for sharing.
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  20. ddekadt

    ddekadt Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 30, 2013
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    Very beautiful. Personally I think that images 2, 3, and 4 are a cut above the rest!