15 Aug 12. Our 3 day visit to Bryce National Park had us staying about 30 minutes away in a lovely little motel with good food and an interesting staff just off Highway 12 abut a half mile. The rooms were very small, just large enough to stash our suitcases and sleep, and as camping out in the room wasn't our reason for being there, it was perfect. On the way to and from Bryce we had to pass through Red Canyon, a truly beautiful section of very red rock prominences that caught your eye no matter the time of day, but particularly so at dawn and dusk. Our last evening there provided us with a lovely cloudy blue sky and clean mountain air allowing the evening sun to light up the hills spectacularly! This shot was taken about an hour before the sun sank completely behind the mountains and was as chilly as it was beautiful. The morning started out at something like 24ºF and then warmed up to the mid 70s before starting its evening plunge back to the 20s. I've reworked this image as I have the past few from that 2009 trip to extract everything I could from the RAW file. Now having the tools available that I do I'm even more committed to shooting in this very large file size format. D300; Aperture Priority; ISO 400; 1/125 sec @ f / 5.6 on a tripod.