Having survived a cold night at Bryce Canyon’s 8000 plus feet, I hoped for a good sunrise.  What I got was a great one.  On previous trips to Bryce (Sep-Oct), the fall sun never rose in the right position relative to Thor’s Hammer – a shot I’ve hoped to get for some time.  The spring sun, however, was perfectly positioned behind the head of the hammer, providing for an almost translucent glow to the red rocks of the formation.   Definitely worth the frosty night.

Sun Rising Behind Thor’s Hammer. Nikon D300, Nikon 17-35mm, Singh Ray warming polarizer, Singh Ray 3-stop ND, Gitzo tripod, Kirk BH-3 ballhead. (c)Chuck Lockett Photo

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  1. Bryan Crow April 5, 2012 at 8:39 am #

    Amazing shot!

  2. Shahid Saigol April 7, 2012 at 8:29 am #

    Excellent picture with perfect timing!

  3. Monica April 10, 2012 at 9:55 am #

    Fantastic 🙂

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