HooDoo Sunrise


HooDoo Sunrise records the moment the sun crests the horizon in Bryce Canyon National Park. This winter photograph shows the snow covering the hoodoos.


The great thing about Bryce Canyon National Park, in Utah, is that it takes on a different feel and flavor as the seasons change. HooDoo Sunrise illustrates this remarkably well.

During the summer months, it is hot and dry and sometimes quite stark looking. Yet, it is beautiful and awe-inspiring at the same time. During the winter months, the same scene takes on a softer, more serene feel.

The carpet of snow, to me, doesn’t feel like it is smothering the hoodoos. Instead, the snow wraps them up for now, hiding their base, and waiting for Spring to unwrap. Still, I adored the contrast of the bright orange hoodoos as they poked out of their cocoon. The orange was especially prevalent this morning since the sunrise was full of pinks and reds.

Shortly after the sun rose, it ducked behind a cloud bank, but not before it would bathe the canyon in its warm, sunrise glow.

I can’t wait to see what the hoodoos hold me in the next season. But, whatever it is, it is sure to be amazing and beyond beautiful.

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Matted Photograph, Finished Aluminum