The Google Plus theme #TravelPanoWednesday which I curate myself always gives me a good reason to dig deep into my archive.
This time I want to show you a fresh snow, winter panorama photo of the natural amphitheater with its hoodoos in Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah, USA. To me Bryce Canyon always was one of those unique and most beautiful places and landscapes I photographed. Big contrast everywhere, if it was the eroded edge of the Colorado Plateau landscape, the bizarre looking hoodoos (rock formations, not aliens), the snow and peace in the winter or the crazy summer season with way to many visitors for my taste - Bryce Canyon always fascinated me in new ways and I can't wait to go back one day to photograph it again.
No matter if you look down into the eroded canyon landscape or from inside the canyon up to the rim, it seems like that every view, every angle, every direction you look, you will find a rock formation which will get your phantasy going and your cameras rolling.
I was lucky enough that I was filming parts of a movie here about a van tour for a big travel company. I was able to charter a helicopter for over one hour, we could go to close to the Bryce Canyon amphitheater but the pilot was showing me many other areas around Bryce Canyon National Park. Those days we had a big Taylor Mount under nose of the helicopter and on it was a super heavy highspeed Ariflex Super 16mm camera, remote controlled from the inside of the helicopter. I had a blast and the pilot was flying...well, perfect for direct forward filming...but not really the way you fly tourists around - it was awesome. I got the movie already digitized and hope I can show you parts of it one day).
Anyway, in March of 1995 I returned to Bryce Canyon National Park, this time with my panoramic camera and I was super happy when I got the opportunity to photograph this amazing landscape after a fresh snowfall.
And because Bryce Canyon is so beautiful and unique I also want to share this image on my new photo theme #AmazingLandscapes also curated by myself.
I photographed this panorama photo in March of 1995 on Fuji Velvia film on my Fuji 617 in format 6x17cm, now I scanned it with my Hasselblad X5 scanner.
Panorama photo of the natural amphitheater with hoodoos and rock formations covered with snow in Bryce Canyon National Park in winter, Paunsaugunt Plateau, Utah, USA
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