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Photo of the Week 180

Hello again landscape photography fans.  It's Friday and we know that you've been eagerly anticipating this because it means you get to learn what Cramer Imaging's featured "Photo of the Week" is.  Well, wait no longer.  We picked something extra special for this week.  We've got Bryce Canyon for your viewing pleasure.

The amphitheater at Bryce Canyon National Park is the most spectacular portion of the park.  There's no question of that.  Most people get to see what that amazing view looks like in the summer because that's when it's pleasant to go.  There's so much more available if you just choose a different time to visit.  That's what we did.

We went to visit my sister again.  We had the worst drive down as we got caught in a blizzard in southern Utah.  There were slide-offs every couple miles or so.  The snow was so bad that we missed our freeway exit going 20 miles per hour and had to go down to the next 1 to turn around.  Did I mention that exit was 12 miles away?

The snow plows were out in force but there's only so much you can do while ridiculous amounts of snow are still falling and blowing.  When we arrived, there was a good inch or two thick of ice frozen to the entire front of the car.  We knocked it off and were surprised at how thick it was.

So, after that horrible drive down, we were determined to get a shot.  It was also a great time to take my sister out to see the national park for the first time.  She runs a motel in the area but she hadn't been out to see the park because someone always had to be at the motel.  Well, it was closed for the season and she was free.

We took a pleasant Sunday drive out to see the park and show her some of what she had been missing.  She needed this information to talk to her clients about the tourism there.  It was such an amazing sight to see the canyon transformed into a winter wonderland with the snow coating key points.  We had to go back the next day for the shot.

While this was not my first sunset shot at Bryce Canyon, it was certainly my coldest shot so far.  You would not believe the wind which was sweeping across the top of the canyon when I was setting up my camera and tripod for the shot.  I was really glad to get back into the car afterwards.

When processing up this photo, I emphasized the orange to contrast the white.  Afterwards, I noticed how the snow looked so much like icing or powdered sugar on the canyon.  Thus the name "Candied Canyon" was born.


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