04/14 Bryce Canyon Day 3 Night Photography and Fairyland

April 14, 2018  •  4 Comments

Got up very early this morning to get into the park for night sky photography.  Looked out the trailer door and the stars were amazing.  Got into the park just before 4AM and headed straight into the canyon.  Met a fellow photographer on the way and we shared some time before he took off on his own while I worked on my star trails photos.  This takes a bit more time because I take anywhere from 10-20 images at 30 seconds per image and then combine them later on the computer.  I was also taking some Milky Way shots and I am very pleased with the results.  See for yourself.

After finishing up with night photography I went to Sunrise Point and caught what proved to be a rather bland sunrise. Have not even processed the images yet. I then strapped on the big lens and went hunting for critters.  I especially wanted to get some shots of the Bluebirds here.  They are quite elusive.  Here are a couple of shots of them.

At this point I was pooped so headed back to the trailer for lunch and a nap.  That done, I headed back into the park to an area called Fairyland.  The rest of the photos are from that area.  This is about an 8 mile trail so I only allowed myself an hour hike before turning around. 


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Jim(non-registered)
Doing cookies in the parking lot with your camera strapped to the top again I see. Beautiful night shots - love them! Being more of a critter guy than a rock guy,, loved the little blue birds. Great capture on the weathered trees.
Julie(non-registered)
Wow those night shots were cool! Neat formations that sort of do look like fairys but you know me and pictures of rocks.
valerie(non-registered)
Hard to pick a favorite from this group. The star trails and milky way remind me of how small I am in the great scheme of things. Vivid colors of the blue birds - we just can't make up those hues. But the one that resonates true to me this morning is the first one of the old knurled twisted tree. I wonder what stories it could tell. You should definitely so a shutterfly book of your favorites from the trip.
Mika Acquesta(non-registered)
Blue Birds and Fairy Land photos are very nice. You always have had a fine knack for great composition.
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