As I was standing at the edge of the Bryce Canyon watching the storm from the distance I had no idea how different the landscape would look in 15-20 minutes. It was hard to imagine that transformation from warm and sunny spring afternoon to freezing winter would be so abrupt. At the same time I had no reason to complain; it was an amazing day for landscape and travel photography.
Couple of hours later when I realized that heavy snow storm ruined my hopes for the beautiful sunset, I rushed to Zion National Park where I had more luck with the evening light.
This is my second HDR photo that I processed without using dedicated HDR program. Instead, I used luminosity masking techniques from The Art of Digital Blending video course (see my review here). I really enjoy alternative HDR workflow. What I like most about luminosity masking is that it is non-destructive by its nature.