Powell Point: Perspectives

Powell Point Panorama, as seen at sunset from nearby Kodachrome State Park

Click on the panorama to open a new page and view in detail!

Here is the first of my galleries from our recent Utah trip. This series features three images of Powell Point, part of the Grand Staircase-Escalante formation, near Bryce Canyon National Park. Powell Point, at more than 10,000 feet in elevation, reveals the topmost layer of the Grand Staircase formation. Here you can view it from three different vantage points.

We were very fortunate to get glimpses of Powell Point at sunset from two different points of view: one from near Kodachrome Basin State Park (as seen in the panorama) and one from Bryce Canyon. We were happy to see any sunset at all from Bryce; we had made a special trip back to the park shortly before sunset in the hopes of catching the orange hoodoos set afire in the glow of the golden hour. Unfortunately, clouds had rolled in as the day progressed, dimming our hopes of a spectacular view. However, immediately before the sun set, it emerged from below the cloud deck just long enough to light up Powell Point and a few of the higher points of Bryce Canyon. Needless to say, we were glad that we’d waited, as many others had already left in disappointment.

All images edited in Lightroom and Photoshop Elements.

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4 thoughts on “Powell Point: Perspectives

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