Monday, August 29, 2011

Hoodoo Sunrise: Bryce Point, Bryce Canyon

Our holiday across the South West of the USA this summer was the trip of a lifetime. Many people have asked me what the most memorable thing I saw was. There is no doubt, that the most breathtaking moment on our entire holiday was catching the sunrise from Bryce Point in Bryce Canyon. For ten spellbinding moment, the rising sun made it's way up above the distant cliffs before hiding again behind cloud. As the edge of the yellow sun moved across the ground and the shadows retreated from the orange hoodoos, they appeared first to glow - and then to be moving. People stood in stunned, silent awe at what they were experiencing, and children reluctantly dragged from their beds before 6am, suddenly realised why! The only sound that could be heard were the intakes of breath as each spectator got their first glimpse, and the click and whirr of camera shutters. Simply wonderful.

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