Beautiful Bryce

November 11, 2011 by Jason Hines

I figured that it only made sense to check out Bryce Canyon on the way to Escalante. I had seen a few pictures of the place and I wasn’t all that excited but I thought I’d have a look anyway. It was about 8º when I got there about an hour before sunrise but even in the pre dawn light, I was completely awed by the endless spires which have been carved by mother nature over untold years. As the sun climbed over the horizon and shone it’s first light down in the valley, it lit up the spires in a color that I had never witnessed before and I knew I was seeing something truly magical.

This is a HDR Panorama made up of 42 Exposures. Please click on the photo to view it in a lightbox.

HDR Panorama of Bryce Canyon

Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon 16-35
Processing: Photomatix Pro 4, Adobe Lightroom 3, Photoshop CS5
Image Type: HDR Panorama – 6 frames of 7 exposures


  1. Len Saltiel says:

    Great shot of Bryce Jason. Wonderful light. I just love the place but it is hard to photograph as I never seem to get what I want but you have done it justice especially with a 42 exposures
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  2. Chris Nitz says:

    Holy crazy exposure greatness! Stunning shot all around!
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  3. LensScaper says:

    This is a place I would love to visit before I get too old. And it’s such a heavily photographed place too. But you’ve captured something very special with this image – wonderful piece of work.
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  4. Rick Louie says:

    Wow! That’s a lot of processing! Very nice sunrise!
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  5. Mary says:

    Absolutely stunning. My new favorite.

  6. WOW! 42 exposures! That is ridiculous! Nicely processed!
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  7. Sathya says:

    Jason – U r right, One needs to be at this place to really feel the grandeur. There are few places in UT that blows ur mind off and makes you wonder why it exists or how it formed. Did u get a chance to hike down ? It gives a very different view !
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  8. Edith Levy says:

    Absolutely incredible shot Jason. 42 exposures…wow. It would be great if you could let us know how you processed this.
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  9. Curt Fleenor says:

    Incredible work Jason!
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  10. Deb Scally says:

    Phenomenal, Jason. You have captured the artistry and grandeur of Bryce and done it justice on the technical side. Very impressive!
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  11. Beautiful image Jason, but 8 degrees, and I thought that the low forties was cold. :)

  12. Adam Allegro says:

    This is an awesome pan composite. So detailed and beautiful. You really need to look at this large to appreciate the work that wnet in to it! Well done Jason!
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