"Fallen Tree at Bryce"
Bryce Canyon National Park, in Southwestern Utah, is a scenic wonderland of amazing shapes and colors. This stereograph of a fallen tree was taken on Labor Day (U.S.), 9/2/97. The view from Sunrise Point serves as a backdrop. The large plateau in the distance is a formation called Boat Mesa. The vertical formations scattered throughout the scene are hoodoos. At elevations ranging from 8,000 to 9,000 feet, Bryce receives an average of 100 inches snowfall annually, and is subject to over 200 freeze-thaw cycles per year, so erosion is a powerful force of constant change. Most of the surrounding area is desert country, but the 1997 El Nino supplied the massive white clouds of this view (and kept most of the weekend soggy).
This photo was composed with the Detroit Stereoscopic Society's November, 1997 assignment topic, Wood, in mind. Unfortunately, the slide version of the image was poorly exposed and could not be used. This APEC III ViewMagic format stereoview was created from Kodak 100 negatives exposed in a Realist 3.5. Reprints by Grand Photo, St. Paul, Minnesota.
NOTE: Converted to side by side format for this web page by Dan Shelley.