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Bridge or Arch

Bridge or Arch
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Copyright: Way Lim (waylim) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 296 W: 8 N: 489] (1765)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-02-17
Categories: Desert
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-04-25 11:31
Viewed: 2029
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
In Februry, We did a 4-day weekend at Bryce Canyon National Park. We’ve been wanting to in the winter since a few years ago. We did some snowshoe walking in the morning and in the afternoon, I learned to do cross country skiing. I stumbled and fell many times. I was just happy to have not slipped all the way down the canyon.

This photo is taken at Natural Bridge Viewpoint. In reality this is really an arch and not a natural bridge. See explanation below from the National Park Site.

“Though the name tends to be misleading, Natural Bridge is one of several natural arches in Bryce Canyon and creates a beautiful scene at this viewpoint. This arch, sculpted from some of the reddest rock of the Claron Formation (rich in iron oxide minerals), poses a stark contrast to the dark green of the Ponderosa forest that peeks through the arch from the canyon below.

Bridges form through the erosion of rock by streams or rivers. This window or arch formed from a combination of processes. Frost wedging, the expanding of cracks in rock as water turns to ice, weakened the rock. Dissolution, the chemical dissolving of rock by rainwater, chewed away at the top and sides of this wall of rock. Finally gravity pulled loose the weakened pockets of rock at the center creating the hole you see. Thus, Bryce Canyon's 'bridges', including Natural Bridge, are spectacular examples of arches that, like the hoodoos, are constantly at risk of destruction as the forces of erosion continue to wear the rock away.”

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Hi Way,
what a nice natural bridge. Incredible place. Amazing colours and composition. Perfect sharpness.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-04-25 11:54]

Hello Way,
Fantastic photo in splendid contrasting colours and great sharpness. Never seen this view with snow. It makes this photo very impressive. Taken from a perfect POV and an excellent composition.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-04-25 15:05]

Hi Way,another incredible spectacle offered by the nature and by your precious hands,what can i say in front of this magnificent work? Only another big and long standing ovation!! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-04-25 16:21]

Hello Way,
Bryce is probably our all time favorite canyon to visit. Rosie and I were there during the summer months, so this view is certainly different compared to what we were used to seeing.
Love the clarity and beautiful colors that is the trade mark of Bryce. Composition is very attractive and exposure is right on the money. Great job!!

An extremely well chosen point of view to showcase this wonder of nature, Way Lim. The light conditions were perfect for this capture. Contrasts are also the hallmark of this amazing landscape.
I have found your framing very creative and esthetically rich, so much so that I have started emulating you :).

Hello Way

WOW ! the landscape scenery is wonderful
with a fine POV, great DOF, lovely light,
great contrast of the color tones, TFS



Hi Way. Gorgeous colours. The snow and the red rock go well together. It's nicely framed and almost everywhere I look it seems I focus. A great shot. Well done! TFS Trevor

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2013-04-25 23:23]

Great picture of this amaizig place and with snow!! Thank you for sharing it. Saludos.

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2013-04-26 1:02]

Very beautiful scenery. great light, colors and details.



Hello Way,
An outstanding landscape,captured from a nice POV,having great details and nice clarity.Lovely combination of warm and cool colours saturation.
Thanks and best regards,

beautiful landscape with wonderful colors and a nice POV


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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-04-26 13:37]

Hi Way,
Another nice photo beautiful landscape.
Excellent details and colours.
Regards Jiri.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-04-27 5:27]

Hello Way,
Interesting to see this famous landscape in wintertime. It makes it even more majestic and your point of view was the best you could get. Really fine and beautiful landscape-picture. Thanks!

Bonjour Way,
Un magnifique paysage restitué dans une bonne composition lui donnant la profondeur qu'il mérite.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hello Mr.Way,
Excellent picture with strong DOF.I like iit.
Thanks for such picture,
Kind regards,

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  • kabel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 61 W: 0 N: 95] (552)
  • [2013-04-29 23:32]

Hello, such a pretty, blue sky day for February in Utah. Although there is snow, it doesn't look like alot for the winter. Such an incredible place to visit and usually plenty of views to capture on camera. Here you have managed to capture the arch and a sweeping view of the canyon too.

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