All Time Agua Canyon

First light at Agua Canyon, Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

Situated near the southern tip of Bryce Canyon National Park, Agua Canyon is a jaw-dropping collection of colors, shapes and textures. It’s less iconic than the typical amphitheater shots, but no less gorgeous. Perhaps it’s this lesser known status that draws me back time and time again to this glorious location. More than anything else, Agua Canyon is a challenge in composition and “getting it all” in the frame. It’s tall, and can be challenging to fit into the frame of capture. Other than that, Mother Nature does 99% of the work. Scout your location. Be there a the right time. And click away.

First light at Agua Canyon, Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

Shooting and Waiting

It’s November 19 and temps in the Salt Lake valley are supposed to reach into the mid 60s today. Uhh…hello!? Mama Nature where hast thou gone? I was in full winter mode two weeks ago. Now I’m stuck in the in between. You know what else is stuck in the in between? Everywhere. Everywhere I point my camera it’s a mess of brown, leafless, colorless bleh.

Fog rolls over Salt Lake City's Captiol Building at sunset

Fog rolls over Salt Lake City

Regardless, I have been out a bit trying to shoot more fly fishing. If you haven’t had opportunity to check it out yet, visit www.catchmagazine.net to see inspiring imagery, video and short stories from many of fly fishing’s greats. Be prepared to spend a good 30 min. on this site–it sucks you in. I’m preparing for a winter photo essay I will have in the next issue. That would require…snow. Here’s to an end to high pressure. Let it snow.

Mike Ruzek fly fishing at sunrise on the Middle Provo River

Mike Ruzek fly fishing at sunrise on the Middle Provo River