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Sunrise Point

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 27 October 2018 in Landscape & Rural.

The last time I was in southern Utah I stopped at Bryce Canyon National Park mainly to get sunrise images at Sunrise Point. It was late October and the weather was getting cold. My first morning I got to Sunrise Point well before sunrise. However, this is what greeted me. Actually, the fog was even thicker immediately upon my arrival.

If you look through the fog, you can see a trail going down the ridge. There is a small wide spot to the right of the trail. Years ago when my wife, our son, and I visited this park, we were waiting on the sunrise from the spot where I'm standing. Some people had gathered at the spot below and were waiting, too. One lady had her tripod and camera set up near the edge. I happened to be looking down there when I saw her camera setup tip forward and fall over the edge and disappear. She must have seen or heard it fall and sat down and started scooting to the edge to see where it went. She started to get too far down that deceptively sloping edge. Luckily, a man standing near her grabbed the collar of her coat and pulled her back to safety.

Sunrise Point
Bryce Canyon National Park
Utah, USA

By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

This landscape is absolutely superb the choice of large format a wonderful idea because it allows us a better vision of the details. I love the mist that partially veil this beautiful landscape. Bravo!

27 Oct 2018 5:10am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Exquisite fairy-tale atmosphere.

27 Oct 2018 5:40am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Un très joli paysage et une magnifique ambiance brumeuse qui donne du mystère à l'endroit.
Bonne journée Steve

27 Oct 2018 6:44am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Excellent photo!

27 Oct 2018 7:26am

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

A beautiful atmosphere ! I like the ghostly silhouettes of rocks in the mist !
Your short history shows us how much it is dangerous to make photos ;-)

27 Oct 2018 7:42am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Superb mist atmosphere! Beautiful composition!

27 Oct 2018 7:56am

Hiro from Mukoh Kyoto-pref., Japan

Wow, almost dream !

27 Oct 2018 8:09am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

beau gris

27 Oct 2018 8:49am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful atmosphere ! Wow ...your story is terrible, already with the camera but just restraint by the coat to....brrr...I think that every body present this day must still remember the scene ...!

27 Oct 2018 9:44am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

You capture the moment so well. 5*

27 Oct 2018 9:55am

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine capture of the weather impacted landscape. I always like fog and mist in a picture.

27 Oct 2018 1:13pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

What a beautiful atmosphere

27 Oct 2018 3:07pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Wonderfully mysterious . . from this moment, anything could happen !

27 Oct 2018 3:25pm

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Une très belle photo ! j'aime beaucoup l'ambiance !

27 Oct 2018 4:32pm

Daniel from Kenmare, United States


27 Oct 2018 5:12pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle ambiance avec la brume quelle iamge et cette végétaiton cette roche mystère total
Belle soirée

27 Oct 2018 5:19pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Magnifique et mystérieuse sous la brume !...

27 Oct 2018 5:40pm

willy from Belgium

quelle histoire Steve

une photo mystérieuse


27 Oct 2018 7:41pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Beautiful shot. What a dramatic moment you witnessed there. We are thinking of a trip to Bryce and the other canyon lands national parks this coming year. I may need your suggestions or advice (other than don't shoot too close to the edge, I mean.)

27 Oct 2018 8:15pm

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Que de mystère

28 Oct 2018 6:01am

Sudipto from Hyderabad, India

I think the fog made it all the more beautiful, Steve... :)

28 Oct 2018 1:09pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful composition & atmosphere!
A M A Z I N G !!!!!

28 Oct 2018 6:43pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Magnificent. What a beautiful scene. A fine capture of this moment. And very interesting story. :)

29 Oct 2018 4:36am

Diana from Olympia, United States

Breathtakingly eerie

30 Oct 2018 6:07pm