Sunday, October 2, 2011

THE Trip, Bryce Canyon National Park, Fairyland

CABS for Reflections From the Fence

After our visit to Sunset Point, Bryce Canyon National Park, on May 10, 2011, we drove over the the viewing point for Fairyland Point, elevation 7,758 feet.

Again, let's start with a panoramic.  I note that I managed to cut off the top of the mountain on the right side of the photo, and much was lost on the bottom.  Lots to try to capture, Sony tries, but, sometimes the two of us just miss a little!  LOL

In the photo below you might see some white spots and specs, yes, they are snow flakes, not dirt on my camera lens.

The following photo is much the same as the one above, less zoom, more snow mist in the background, different setting on the camera, more red, less pink, light changes everything as do camera settings.

And, here comes the snow, again, just like yesterday at Bryce Point.  Yes, we will get snowed out again, 2 days in a row.

My love affair with the Utah Juniper continues, this time front and center.  Just look how it hangs on to the edge of the cliff, bare roots clinging for all they are worth:

By now we were cold and tired, so at spotting that snow storm coming in, we decided enough was enough and returned to Tana and camp.  About 3.5 hours after our return to camp we were hit with another one of those serious snow squalls.

Not quite a white out, but, pretty heavy stuff.

This was our winter/snow event of 2010-11.  Several inches on 2 days.  We would see more snow during THE Trip, but, would not be part of the action again.



Michelle Goodrum said...

Some of those pictures are so clear, I feel like I could reach out and touch those pinnacles.

Barbara Poole said...

Personally, I think these are the best of all your Bryce photos.

Greta Koehl said...

The picture of the juniper is incredible - could win any contest, appear in any book of high-quality professional photography. If you are thinking of picking out just a handful of pictures from THE trip for framing and hanging, I hope this one is in it.

Carol said...

Thanks Michelle and Barbara. Greta, I actually am contemplating a short book of photos, I have a free coupon! LOL! 20 pages, the best of the best of the national parks we toured. Need to get my act together before that coupon expires! LOL

Grandma MG said...

Yes!!! A Book of Pictures of The Trip!!! Yahoo!! Agree with Juniper picture!!! Just "20"? :/)