Thor’s Hammer and Temple of Osiris

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Thor’s Hammer and Temple of Osiris in the early morning Bryce Canyon’s light.

Unable to use my split neutral density filter for this photo. This is a blend of two exposures: one for the sky, and one for the snow.

One of my favorite things to do in Bryce Canyon is to see a sunrise on the canyon rim, then take a hike down below for a couple of hours. I was asked quite often during my time in the park, “Do you know where is the best spot to photograph sunrise?” I don’t know about “best”, but if this is your first time in the park, can’t go wrong with Sunset Point .

[updated July 10th, 2008]
I found out that the kind folks from NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day decided to link to this post, sending many new visitors to my site for the past few days. So, a big “thank you!” For those visitors from APOD, welcome to my site; I hope you’re enjoying my Earth photographs.