We went hiking on the Navajo Loop Trail down the Wall Street part at Bryce Canyon. We chose to go down Wall Street, since it was more shaded compared to going down the alternate route. These winding trails were very interesting and fun.
I was in my photography groove shooting lots of photographs. Since we had a time restraint to meet up with others, I sped down the winding path trying to get to see the trees. My brother had went ahead and told me there were trees up ahead. He was going back up the trail to go back. I wanted to see the trees so I proceed to race down.
As you can see, I found these trees by the hoodoos. A hoodoo is a tall, thin spire of rock that protrudes upward and are found in dry hot areas.
There is no correct way to display this picture. It could be displayed either in landscape or portrait. Any way you want to look at this picture is good! This is a rare spot where you can look up from the trees and also have the surrounding hoodoos.
I used a 16mm wide angle lens to take this shot. If your camera does not have the correct type of wide angle lens, this entire shot would not be possible. In this area, I could not back up any farther, I was already on the ground and there was no space. Having a digital DSLR gives the flexibility to get the tough shots even with physical limitations.
I took this photo in the late afternoon. So the lighting was nice to create a glow on the hoodoos. I love natural lighting in my photography. I did not alter this photograph, and love the real and natural colors of the hoodoos.
I am always looking for unique views that I have not seen before. This was one spot that caught my eye, and I’m glad I ran down with my 23 lbs of gear at around 95 degrees at 7,800 ft. elevation. It was a good workout especially when I had to climb back up. When my heart rate got up to 181 bpm, I stopped for a minute before continuing on. I probably got my heart rate up to 181 a few times as I made way back to the top.
This photograph was worth all the physical exercise to get the shot.