I have always wondered what it would be like to experience the vast American expanses first-hand, to stand by the rim of Grand Canyon or Bryce Canyon and to admire the monumental view. What would it be like to photograph it? Would I be able to do it justice? Would I prefer such a view to the usually much smaller Scottish glen, for example?
For many years I have admired other photographers’ images of the stunning Utah National Parks and vowed that someday I would capture this beautiful area for myself. Eventually, I and three friends stepped off a plane onto US soil and spent an incredible two weeks exploring and photographing various National Parks, as well as having a brief but very enjoyable time in Arizona.
The sheer beauty of these places is overwhelming and the scale of the landscape has to be seen to be believed. Looking at Bryce Canyon from the rim is something that everyone – not just photographers – should experience.
Having spent a couple of nights at Zion National Park, we made our way towards Bryce and its world famous canyon. Still recovering from jet lag, we had enough courage and energy to stop at various locations en route to photograph the ...