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Copyright: Franco Degani (degani) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 130 W: 0 N: 322] (2607)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-12
Categories: Desert
Camera: Nikon D 80
Exposure: f/5.3, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-11-26 0:54
Viewed: 3201
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Bryce Canyon National Park is a national park located in southwestern Utah in the United States. Contained within the park is Bryce Canyon. Despite its name, this is not actually a canyon, but rather a giant natural amphitheater created by erosion along the eastern side of the Paunsaugunt Plateau. Bryce is distinctive due to its geological structures, called hoodoos, formed from wind, water, and ice erosion of the river and lakebed sedimentary rocks. The red, orange and white colors of the rocks provide spectacular views to visitors.
Bryce is at a much higher elevation than nearby Zion National Park and the Grand Canyon. The rim at Bryce varies from 8,000 to 9,000 feet (2400 to 2700 m), whereas the south rim of the Grand Canyon sits at 7,000 feet (2100 m) above sea level. The area therefore has a very different ecology and climate, and thus offers a contrast for visitors to the region (who often visit all three parks in a single vacation).
The canyon area was settled by Mormon pioneers in the 1850s and was named after Ebenezer Bryce, who homesteaded in the area in 1875. The area around Bryce Canyon became a U.S. National Monument in 1924 and was designated as a national park in 1928. The park covers 56 mi (145 km). The park receives relatively few visitors compared to Zion Canyon and the Grand Canyon, largely due to its remote location. The town of Kanab, Utah is situated at a central point between these three parks.

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Hi Franco.
Wow, amazing geological formations and colour. They remind you a bit of pipes on an organ. The trees down there seem so small against the hoodoos.
Wonderful image with great exposure, colour, sharpness and detail. Something some of us will never get to see but in photos people stop to take and share with us to enjoy.

Ciao Franco, classica e bella vista dei pinnacoli del Bryce Canyon, sapessi come ti invidio, uno dei sogni della mia vita, per ora mi accontento della tua bella foto, grazie, bravo, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2007-11-26 15:28]

all the gradient of coulour rose in this fantastic pic,ery perfect sharpness and details,interesting POV,a very good work,have a nice day,Luciano

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