Friday, January 31, 2014

Ferry

San Juan Islands, Washington
November 26, 2013
Nikon D3100: Tamron 18-270 at 35 mm: ISO 400: 1/250 sec.: f/10
There weren't a lot of people on the ferry in first place, but there was no way anyone was venturing outside in the cold so I was alone on the deck.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

San Juans from the Ferry

San Juan Islands, Washington
November 26, 2013
Nikon D3100: Tamron 18-270 at 38 mm: ISO 180: 1/500 sec.: f/11
For Thanksgiving, we visited my family in Washington.  Because we were able to get there a few days early, We decided to take a couple days and go visit Victoria BC and Vancouver in Canada.  We left early in the morning an hopped the first ferry from Annacortes to Vancouver Island.  There were still some last vestiges of the sunrise so I enjoyed some alone time on the deck in the cold.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

San Juans from the Ferry #2

San Juan Islands, Washington
November 26, 2013
Nikon D3100: Tamron 18-270 at 60 mm: ISO 400: 1/320 sec.: f/10
I loved the way the sun was hitting the water around these islands.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Navajo Loop #4

Bryce Canyon, Utah
October 26, 2013
Nikon D3100: Tamron 18-270 at 60 mm: ISO 400: 1/250 sec.: f/10
Coming back up Navajo Loop trail, you get back on top of the hoodoos and are treated to some magnificent views.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Navajo Loop #3

Bryce Canyon, Utah
October 26, 2013
Nikon D3100: Tamron 18-270 at 20 mm: ISO 400: 1/160 sec.: f/9
At the bottom of the Navajo Loop trail, we got about 10 minutes of flat land before heading back up.  I loved this tree standing along a dry lake bed.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Navajo Loop 2

Bryce Canyon, Utah
October 26, 2013
Nikon D3100: Tamron 18-270 at 18 mm: ISO 400: 1/80 sec.: f/8
The Navajo Loop quickly begins to steeply drop off as you descend below the hoodoos into a cool orange glow hidden from the sun.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Navajo Loop

Bryce Canyon, Utah
October 26, 2013
Nikon D3100: Tamron 18-270 at 20 mm: ISO 400: 1/400 sec.: f/11
The first part of Navajo Loop is a gentle decline from Sunset Point offering great views of the hoodoos all around.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Sunset Point

Bryce Canyon, Utah
October 26, 2013
Nikon D3100: Tamron 18-270 at 65 mm: ISO 400: 1/500 sec.: f/11
Sunset Point ended up being our last stop at Bryce Canyon.  We intended to stop at Sunrise Point, but missed the turnout.  By this point, we were tired, but still wanted to hike down in the canyon so we did the Navajo loop trail.  It was just over a mile, but it was strait down and strait up!  This shot was taken at the beginning of the trail as this little tree was visible from the lookout.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Inspiration Point #2

Bryce Canyon, Utah
October 26, 2013
Nikon D3100: Tamron 18-270 at 92 mm: ISO 200: 1/500 sec.: f/11
The view from Inspiration Point consisted of these hoodoos stretching on for quite a while.  I wanted to capture the intensity of all these hoodoos so close together.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Inspiration Point

Bryce Canyon, Utah
October 26, 2013
Nikon D3100: Tamron 18-270 at 21 mm: ISO 200: 1/500 sec.: f/11
Inspiration Point is just around the bend from Bryce Point and shows the same area, just from a different angle.  As you can see, there are so many hoodoos stacked so close together, it is hard to tell them apart.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Bryce Point 2

Bryce Canyon, Utah
October 26, 2013
Nikon D3100: Tamron 18-270 at 55 mm: ISO 400: 1/500 sec.: f/11
This was the view I came to see at Bryce Canyon.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Bryce Point

Bryce Canyon, Utah
October 26, 2013
Nikon D3100: Tamron 18-270 at 30 mm: ISO 400: 1/400 sec.: f/11
When we hit Bryce Point, we finally saw what we came for.  While it is not in this photo, there are hoodoos all over the view from Bryce Point.  I was actually more intrigued by these formations along the cliff edge.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Paria View

Bryce Canyon, Utah
October 26, 2013
Nikon D3100: Tamron 18-270 at 30 mm:ISO 320: 1/500 sec.: f/11
Our last stop before making it to the Amphitheater was Paria View.  Here, I finally started getting excited because you can get a glimpse of what you usually see in photographs from Bryce Canyon--hoodoos.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Swamp Canyon

Bryce Canyon, Utah
October 26, 2013
Nikon D3100: Tamron 18-270 at 18 mm: ISO 400: 1/400 sec.: f/11

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Farview Point

Bryce Canyon, Utah
October 26, 2013
Nikon D3100: Tamron 18-270 at 27 mm: ISO 400: 1/400 sec.: f/11
Our next stop was aptly names Farview Point.  Unfortunately, it was just trees as far as they eye could see-none of the hoodoos that make Bryce Point famous.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Natural Bridge

Bryce Canyon, Utah
October 26, 2013
Nikon D3100: Tamron 18-270 at 18 mm: ISO 320: 1/500 sec: f/11

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Agua Canyon #2

Bryce Canyon, Utah
October 26, 2013
Nikon D3100: Tamron 18-270 at 27 mm: ISO 400: 1/400 sec.: f/11