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Snow Drift and Spire

Snow Drift and Spire

Hiking the Queens Garden trail with all of the fresh snow was virtually a backcountry experience. Normally I would share the company of 20-40 people on this trail at any given time – this afternoon I was completely alone. A couple hundred yards down the trail follows closely to a sharp ridge near some pinnacles. As I stopped to tie my shoe, I looked up and saw how the foreground drift obscured all of the background spires except for this one. I was immediately struck by the abstract nature of this photograph – this could be a sand dune, white sand beach (OK, that’s a stretch), some otherworldly landscape. Hiking in Bryce that afternoon made me feel like I was in another world – and this image brings that feeling home.

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Thierry Lucas15-Dec-2008 23:19
Excellent. V
Quy Tran10-Jan-2008 22:01
Beautiful shot!
Armindo Lopes09-Feb-2007 22:52
Very nice and very well composed.
PiJoly30-Jan-2007 02:21
Ricardo Alves04-Aug-2006 12:53
This one is absolutely breath-taking!!
Yves Rubin03-Jul-2006 01:49
I am obviously not the first one to find this image terrific! Perfect alignment of visual elements and point of interest. Superb image!
Michaval20-Jun-2006 07:35
Very nice photo. good shot. V
Guest 02-Apr-2006 23:00
great capture
Gus Rosenfeld23-Jan-2006 09:30
The only way this photograph could be any better, is if it spit money into the viewer's pocket and made them financially rich as well ;-) It's a dichotomy, but even Paris Hilton would say this is HOT. g
Ed Goodnight02-Jan-2006 18:52
beautiful image
bfournel20-Dec-2005 13:46
great composition so a great picture
kent yang15-Nov-2005 09:48
Another incredible shot, fantastic!!!
Beverly Wickersham18-Sep-2005 16:24
One of my favorites of Bryce. Voted.
Utsav 26-Aug-2005 16:39
Superb just out of this world..... Voted!!!.
A calm and tranquil... the cliff adds such a character to the sided snow..CHeers Brian....really splendid capture worth all the effort you made reaching there
Patrick DEBETENCOURT26-Aug-2005 13:04
One of the best pictures on Pbase ! Congratulations Brian ! You've my vote. Patrick
Donald Verger22-Aug-2005 08:12
GLOREOUS!!!! vote! how did you get there
Guest 02-Jul-2005 00:26
Brian, this shot is just amazing!!
Guest 19-May-2005 02:25
Impeccable composition. Incredible image!
BoobyBoo05-Apr-2005 13:06
Josy's Pics14-Mar-2005 03:23
Beautiful image... well done!
roberta11-Mar-2005 03:03
Superb image!
Drew05-Mar-2005 00:47
Love the quiet winter beauty. Great works Brian.
Philippe_7522-Feb-2005 13:42
Absolutely stunning picture. Great work.
Philippe (Paris/FRANCE).
Alan Smith 18-Feb-2005 12:52
What an incredible image! Great job!!
Piotr Siejka15-Feb-2005 15:10
Fantastic image!!!
Paul Keates30-Jan-2005 20:34
I love this one. A really superb image.
Michal Zaleski25-Jan-2005 00:33
Magnificent! This image is so simple, yet it has everything!
Simon12-Jan-2005 16:19
What a fantastic image.
Anna Pagnacco02-Jan-2005 23:13
Excellent in all aspects!!! Anna
bygaspo28-Nov-2004 23:25
Nifty. Regards Bygaspo.
snootydog27-Nov-2004 00:30
brilliant. Has a great other worldly feel to it.
Mattias Backström25-Nov-2004 16:28
Oh my... This one is really cool. Like a lot of people have already said, in other words :)
Alan Hartmann24-Nov-2004 02:48
Awesome photo Brian.
Ron Horloff23-Nov-2004 05:28
Had to return to look at this one again - an almost perfect photograph.

Guest 21-Nov-2004 19:51
this is my all time favourite
Steven Russell14-Nov-2004 13:41
A prize-winner in every sense. Extraordinary.
Josy's Pics10-Nov-2004 21:05
Gorgeous!!!... got another vote.
roberta07-Nov-2004 04:49
Wladimir Fernandes Junior23-Jun-2004 19:02
Linda composição e uma excelente controle de expoosição! Parabéns!
Beautiful composition and an extraordinary exposure control! Congratulations!
Guest 11-Apr-2004 19:55
amazing man great composition
Tim May22-Mar-2004 22:12
As you say in your caption the snow is sand dune like here. I like the idea of a "snow dune" because it places winter atop the desert landscape which the pinnacle reminds us of.
Vinay21-Mar-2004 00:43
vera20-Mar-2004 10:54
Brilliant composition!! :-) Vera.
vera20-Mar-2004 10:54
Brilliant composition!! :-) Vera.
Wendy O20-Mar-2004 04:17
Mark Elert19-Mar-2004 22:34
Great photo! Nature is fantastic./Mark
Ron Horloff19-Mar-2004 17:27
This is an extraordinary photograph. The composition and exposure are right on.

Guest 19-Mar-2004 15:55
All I can say is WOW....
Guest 19-Mar-2004 10:25
Amazing work, your description takes you into the photo, i love it! Getting to hike in an environment that is otherworldly with no one around (maybe a companion) is one of my favourite activities!

Awsome shot
Jerry Reynolds19-Mar-2004 06:59
Outstanding! Great composition! Great exposure. Other than that it's OK. Really OK. Ok better than OK. Good thing you didn't walk to the point first.
Jerry Reynolds19-Mar-2004 06:58
Outstanding! Great composition! Great exposure. Other than that it's OK. Really OK. Ok better than OK.
tglass18-Mar-2004 03:18
bob reynolds18-Mar-2004 01:22
Great eye and superb execution! I really like this one a lot.
jude17-Mar-2004 15:52
Perfect, perfect, perfect!
Guy Schmickle15-Mar-2004 19:22
Great composition. The fact that you were able to preserve the texture in the snow makes it all the better.
Zane Paxton15-Mar-2004 16:43
Lisa Haskins15-Mar-2004 11:53