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    Visual Overload

    There were two venues in which I experienced visual overload... First was photographing the Albuquerque (New Mexico) International Balloon Fiesta and the other was at Bryce Canyon, Utah... It seemed that where ever I pointed my camera, there was spectacular beauty. I suspect that if pointed in the right direction, either venue would have resulted in nice images for a blindfolded photographer.

    Here are a few from a late afternoon Bryce Canyon shoot...

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    Re: Visual Overload

    "Visual Overload" is the perfect description of my experience with the Banyon Trees in Hawaii! I think you did a wonderful job with these. It's impossible to capture the scope of such natural beauty. Everyone has their own interpretation regardless of what you show them. I can see "alien" cities in them everywhere--LOL. Thanks so much posting. I am learning so much by the posts here.

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    Re: Visual Overload

    A really nice series, thanks for posting! Looks like a spectacular place to go and photograph!

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    Very enjoyable, Richard. I've been to Bryce only twice and was never fortunate enought to experience that kind of light.

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    Re: Visual Overload

    I've been looking for a place like that Richard. They are all very nice but still I favour #6.

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    Re: Visual Overload

    Mike posted, "I've been to Bryce only twice and was never fortunate enought to experience that kind of light."

    I had a book with me, "Photographing the Southwest, Vol 1" by Laurent Martres. The book recommends the best times to shoot the various Vistas in Utah.

    http://www.amazon.com/Photographing-...+southern+utah

    I visited Kodachrome Basin earlier in the day on a reconnaissance run before I visited Bryce Canyon. The book recommended shooting Kodachrome Basin early in the morning and late in the afternoon. It was totally corect, I learned that I really want to take my motor home to stay at Kodachrome Basic Utah State Park so I can shoot at dawn and dusk. Just stepping out of my motor home into Kodachrome Basin's vivid morning and evening colors would be wonderful.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=koda...w=1245&bih=566

    However, late afternoon was the best time for light at Bryce Canyon. The problem with catching the late afternoon light is that I had to rush from one point to another because the light was changing and failing. I wish I had given myself another hour or two. Or could have returned for a second day of shooting.

    I was staying in an RV Park at Panguich, Utah which is kind of centrally located to visit Bryce Canyon, Kodachrome Basin (although that is a long drive), Red Canyon (spectacular in the early morning and late afternoon) and Cedar Breaks National Monument. I should have stayed a few more days there but, the RV Park was closing for the season and we had to move.

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    Wow. Great shots. Great lighting, which brought out the detail in the rocks. I have never seen better images of Bryce. Most are not nearly as stunning and so I never put it on my bucket list. Maybe now I will.

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    Re: Visual Overload

    thank you for sharing these beautiful images with us. You did a great job. Did your book say which is the best time of year to visit these places? I'm taking a landscape class at Garden of the Gods here in Colorado in a few weeks and hope to plan a visit back to Bryce and Zion. With RV parks closing for the season already, I'm wondering if maybe I've missed my opportunity for this year?

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    Re: Visual Overload

    Nice series Richard. #2 and #6 I think are my two top picks but all are quite enjoyable.

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