Bryce Canyon is a fascinating place. Here the land abruptly descends from the high Paunsaugunt Plateau down and down, where towering spires, hoodoos, and fins, defiantly resist the forces of erosional change. The deep reds and oranges contrast with the deep evergreens of coniferous colonizers, and at this point in January of last year a sprinkle of melting snow accents the colorful palette. I found this view to be really fascinating at this point in the middle of the day. I don’t usually expect to do a whole lot of photography in the middle of the day, but the combination of thin clouds slightly diffusing the otherwise harsh sunlight and the really interesting ways the light bounces off all of the spires was irresistible.