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Saturday, March 1, 2014

Bryce Canyon Compostition


Landscape photography by Nick Oman Photography.

Bryce Canyon National Park is an exceptionally beautiful place. The tall pines surround you and lead you to Sunrise Point, Sunset Point and Bryce Point, where the awe-inspiring views are seemingly everywhere. Standing on any of the points along the rim trail taking it all in, it's obvious to see why the most popular images of Bryce are at sunrise above the famous amphitheater(similar to the one above or usually with a sunstar added in). Don't get me wrong it is a stunning view, but waiting just 10-20 minutes provides a great soft light on the fins and spires that in my opinion is even better! 


Landscape photography by Nick Oman Photography.

While I love this image and the one above, what I really like to seek out is something a little bit different. Which is why my favorite part of photographing Bryce is in the details that are often overlooked because of these spectacular views. When your focus shifts to the details like the spires, fins, and pines of the park it can get tricky. They intertwine so tightly at times that they can cause a compositional nightmare, overlapping each other seemingly at every angle. Frustrating as it may be with just a little patience and work. Some of the coolest images of the park can be made this way.

Landscape photography by Nick Oman Photography.

Why are these images better in my opinion? You can put a little of yourself into each image. What makes a photo for me is more than just making a snapshot of time in a pretty place. I want to capture a feeling, an emotion, transported in the middle of the tall pinnacles breathing the fresh air. You are now surrounded by nature and at peace. There are almost an unlimited number of images to choose from..

Landscape photography by Nick Oman Photography.