We got to Bryce Canyon in the afternoon.  Having never been there I wasn’t sure what to expect. Yes, I looked at pictures, studied the best locations for photography, and read many people’s photographic tips for Bryce.  But, when I got there and saw the canyon – wow!  This place should be on everyone’s bucket list.

In reading about locations and timing for photography at Bryce, one photographer said, “if you arrive at Bryce during the middle of the day and only stay a few hours, you can’t hope to come away with professional quality photos.”** Was he ever right.  However, during the day ain’t bad! Below are shots from our afternoon walk to scope out the place, our first sunset, and our first sunrise.  Let me know what you think.  Sunrise/Sunset or Day?

Please make sure you visit here…

Bryce Canyon during the day. (Nikon D800, F/6.3, 1/1250 sec, 27mm, ISO 100)

Bryce Canyon at Sunset. (Nikon D800, F/14, 25 sec, 27mm, ISO 100)

Bryce Canyon at Sunrise. (Nikon D800, F/18, 1/8 sec, 150mm, ISO 100)

(** from Photographing the Southwest, Volume 1, Laurent Martres)