First Snow at Bryce Canyon

Uploaded: December 13, 2012 06:35:27


December 2012 Finalist. 2nd Prize at the 2013 Photography Competition at the Union League of Chicago. It rained hard the night before and turned to snow on October 6, 2011. This was the result after sun rise; this wonderful fluffy snow over the brilliant color of the Bryce Canyon Landscape. During the day, snow squalls were interspersed with moments of brilliant sun. This scene was an early morning capture taken with my Nikon Coolpix P7000 while waiting to set up my tripod with my SLR in a good position given the number of folks enjoying the early morning vista and light.

Exif: F Number: 3.5, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/850 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 10.70 mm, Model: COOLPIX P7000


Michelle Alton December 13, 2012

Wow. Very pretty that way. #1503377

John D. Roach level-addict December 13, 2012

Thank you so much.......I was delighted to have this image be an honorable mention as a finalist (almost got second place, I am told) in a photo competition in Wisconsin recently. #10462923

Lynn M. Whitt December 13, 2012

Beautiful colors and composition. #10462974

John D. Roach level-addict December 13, 2012

Lynn, thank you for the nice comments. By the way, you have some awesome images in your gallery. #10462986

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe December 13, 2012

Beautiful comp. and capture. Love the snow. We were there in June 2012 and spent 4 nights. Had a great time. Very beautiful. #10463024

John D. Roach level-addict December 13, 2012

Tammy, thank you! I enjoyed your gallery, too. #10463030

John Connolly December 13, 2012

A magnificent scene and capture John! Your gallery is really outstanding! #10463235

Craig D. Minton December 13, 2012

Great lighting and depth to this image, John. #10463648

Ann Lyssenko level-addict December 15, 2012

Nothing quite like the magic of Bryce Canyon in the snow. Beautiful image! Ann #10465422

Linda S. Smith level-classic December 18, 2012

What an outstanding capture John! I can only imagine how beautiful it must have been to have seen this glorious sight in person!!! #10469907

John D. Roach level-addict December 19, 2012

John, Craig, Ann, and Linda...thank you for the nice comments. It was a magical morning when the heavy rain storm of the night before turned to snow and then it started to clear. #10470361

January 24, 2013

Beautiful #10532310

John D. Roach level-addict January 24, 2013


Thank was a wonderous morning, that I will never forget. This one of many where I captured the light in a special way due to the snow, sun and clouds over the luminous Bryce Canyon.

John #10532385

Merna L. Nobile January 25, 2013

Are you amazed at the vivid colors, sharpness and composition of your photographs? Well the judges are, CONGRATULATIONS you are a winner for the month of December, 2012!

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