A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
For me, Bryce Canyon National Park in Southwestern Utah is one of the most impressive locations in the word that I’ve visited. Despite the name, Bryce Canyon is not really a canyon, but a collection of enormous amphitheaters on the eastern slope of the Paunsaugunt Plateau, that contain so-called hoodoos, cliffs and castles. Hoodoos are tall but narrow stone colunms, which were formed by continuous erosion by water, ice and wind. The ongoing erosion make these hoodoos disappear gradually, although it will take roughly tens of thousands of years when the last intact hoodoos will have collapsed. Meanwhile, the Amphitheater is being photographed and filmed by millions of tourists, especially during sunrise and sunset, when the quality of light is rich. At the time of my visit in 1999, I didn’t have a digital camera, but I managed to create a composition of no less than seven printed photographs, in order to show the greatness and splendid beauty of this spectacular natural theater. The picture here is not a composition however, but a single photograph.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 1999, 2017