Thor’s Hammer

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The majestic hoodoos and massive Thor’s hammer of Bryce Canyon National Park can be seen above.  It is accessible via approximately 5 hours drive from Las Vegas and the specific view point can be seen by hiking the Navajo Loop trail of the park. A sunrise image of the “Thor’s hammer”can be seen in any American Southwest portfolios but my then fiance’ now husband and I braved to hike the trail on a subzero cold Christmas night. Who said national parks are off limits during winter season? We drove to the snow-paved roads, put the cramp-ons on our hiking shoes, had toe and hand warmers that skiers used, head lamp and each other hands to guide our way on the deep snow-covered hiking trail. My husband used a lightpainting technique by using 30 seconds exposure shots and a warming gel on a LED flashlight directed at a 90 degree angle to the hoodoos. The park is highly known for its clear skies and star-gazing trips. It was one of the best freezing Christmas night we shared together as I made our wish on the falling stars.





Photos in the series Beauty of the Night Sky:

Jordan Pond – Acadia National Park

Glacier National Park  

Glacier Star Walk

Star Trails over Monument Valley 

Race Track Playa, Death Valley

Photography Credits: AlexFilatovPhoto.com

travel-sarah-jane-adrianoWritten By: Sarah Jane Adriano-Filatov. Pediatric Occupational Therapist. Hobbyist. Enthusiast. Photographer. Expatriate. Eternal Optimist. The Godmother. Anything. Everything in Between. A simple working wife living the New York dreams. Passionately aiming to capture the scenes on the other side of the camera.

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