I was hunting big snow in Bryce Canyon for couple of month and managed to get there just before monster storm arrived. For next 48 hours roads were closed and heavy snow was falling non-stop. It was perfect time to finalize couple of long time ago promised articles, drink hot tea and read fiction book from local store.
Finally meteorologists have promised short gap in the snowy and windy weather. In predawn hour I have descended to this spot with the good view of the Thor's Hammer - one of my favorite landmarks in the Canyon. Fresh snow was waist-deep with no foot-prints! I waited endless cold minutes for Sun to break through the thick fog and low clouds on the horizon. Finally fog gave-up, Sun beams reflected from the covered with snow wall behind me and lightened shadows on the bright orange sand-stone spires and towers!
In 15 minutes fog has kicked back, and show was gone. For the next 48 hours it was snowing again.
This photo appears on one of the 360 panoramas here:
Exhibition in Moscow, Tverskoy Blvd., May-June 2011.