Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
My goal with this set was to retain as much of the original colors as possible and accentuate them as how I saw them that day. In this day and age of Instagram, people often, including myself, will alter colors in a landscape image so much that it is no longer an accurate representation of that location. It’s like going into a building with the facade of a Target store but instead you walk into a small building that only sells car insurance. It’s misleading. As much as humans will try, we will never, ever, create a medium that can depict nature properly. Sure, we can get close but we will never recreate that sense of depth and dimension that creates the grandeur that is nature. The best way to experience nature is to simply be in it. I can only hope that my landscape photography somewhat educates people on what is out there and inspires people to go out there and explore their own land.
It was a bright day the day I was in Bryce Canyon and the rocks were completely saturated in color. It was an amazing park that is definitely worth an extended visit. There are numerous trails in the park that range from day hikes to multi day hikes. Hiking around the ancient hoodoos is incredible. I was witnessing mother nature working her hands on the landscape. As I hiked the popular Navajo Loop Trail, I got to see millions of years worth of work right in front of me. Sure, they’re just rocks, but trying to encompass what millions of years of erosion has done to a massive piece of land is beyond my mind’s limits.
To learn more about Bryce Canyon, visit the National Park Service’s website for more information: