Bryce Canyon in mid-Autumn 1: Coping with Clouds

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In landscape photography, clouds are great, but sometimes you can have too much of a good thing. This is what happened last time I was at Bryce Canyon National Park last year in mid-autumn. The weather was mostly cloudy, with very little sun to add a bit of color to the surreal, orangish landscape. I hiked the Navajo Loop Trail, which meanders into the hoodoos among the Bryce Amphitheater:

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Without the sun the colors are bit duller, skies whiter. Here’s a selection of images from the hike:

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Toward the end of the hike, we reached the time of sunset; and despite the clouds, the quality of the light improved:

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Then the light began to wane, as evening set in:

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