Blue Ranger

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Blue Ranger— One of the highlights of our visit to Bryce Canyon National Park in 2016 was a burro ride down into the canyon. Experiencing the beauty of Bryce Canyon from down below was a humbling experience. Seeing those hoodoos and other formations from the bottom up was impressive. We started the day very early and were on our way at 8 AM! There had been snow flurries the day before, but on the day of this ride on Peekaboo Loop trail, it was clear with crisp temperatures in the upper 30s. The ride was a thrill at every turn. We had previously ridden a burro down at the Grand Canyon North Rim, so we were experienced riders.   Of course, as expected, the burro tends to hug every curve on the outside. Luckily the drop-offs in Bryce Canyon were not as terribly steep as in the Grand Canyon, but they were still unnerving. All the shots I was able to take during the ride were handheld and while the burro was moving for the most part. Yet, some of them were very steady. Here we were going through a natural opening leading us down into the canyon. My burro stopped while Keith’s was moving slowly. The naturally framed landscape and the color contrast of his jacket and the hoodoos were just what I needed for this unplanned shot.

Aperture: ƒ/6.7
Camera: SONY a6300
Taken: 12 May, 2016
Focal length: 18mm
ISO: 100
Location: 37° 36.6′ 0″ N 112° 9.7167′ 0″ W
Shutter speed: 1/90s