View of Bryce Canyon hoodoos surrounded by snow from the Fairyland Loop Trail in January. Bryce Canyon is a unique, giant basin filled with hoodoos of all sizes. In all seasons by winter the deep orange is unrelenting, but in winter it’s framed by snow, making for more interesting photography. The fisheye lens emphasizes the insularity of this group of hoodoos, set off by a moat of snow, and the roundness of the outdoor scene with the dark sky and winter sun evokes a snow globe.
About Joel Simpson:
A NJ native, with a PhD from Brown in comparative literature, Simpson went pro as a photographer in 2002, after teaching college English, French, and Italian, and playing jazz piano professionally in New Orleans. Since then, his work has shown extensively in solo and group shows in the US and Europe, been published many times, and has won awards, and is part of the permanent collections at the Paris Musée de l’érotisme and the Williamsburg (Brooklyn) Art and Historical Center. His book of geological photography, EARTHFORMS: Intimate Portraits of Our Planet, won a GOLD Nautilus Book Award for 2019. earthforms.net