This shot was made in Lower Antelope and depending on the time of year and time of day you may be lucky enough to get these beautiful rays of light that come through from the top of the canyon to the floor. Throw some sand in the air let things settle and shoot. This si what you get. If you are lucky. I have a lot of great beam shots in the slot canyons and here is one f them. Warning if you visit the crowds can be huge, especially Japanese tourists so let your guides hold back traffic and be ready to shoot quick. A tripod is a must. This was shot with a Phase One IQ180 camera and a 55mm lens.
This is a shot inside Antelope Canyon. I’ll be leading a workshop to shoot both Upper and Lower Antelope plus 6 other private canyons in November. This was shot with a Phase One IQ camera system. Not to mention it is 80 mega pixels but also it gives an image with incredible Dynamic range that allows all the details in highlights and shadows to be captured. This just can’t be done with a DSLR type camera. I have quite a collection of slot canyon images now.
This November I am holding a very special photo workshop in Arizona covering Monument Valley and The Slot Canyons near Page. At aPAge we will be shooting some amazing canyons and a few no tourists go to. This is a shot in Antelope with the beam of sunshine going through. I like this one because it is passing through and not landing on the floor of the canyon or wall. Shot with an IQ 180 this image has amazing detail.
This is another image from large library of clot cannon images. This was done at Lower Antelope canyon and shot with a Phase One P45+. This camera is capable of long exposures with great success. These canyons are so cool. As light comes down from below some of the colors are absorbed by the orange sandstone and lots of blue is left in the light to hight light some of the area. I just love the way all this color works.
I don’t know what else to call it. I came away from Antelope Canyon as I always do with some extremely nice images and all were done on an 80 megapixel camera so detail is astounding. I wanted something different so how about sand falling off the rock face walls making its own sand (water)fall. Hope you enjoy this. The detail is amazing.
Damn, I am having fun with yesterday’s images. Shot a ton with my Phase One IQ 180 camera. That’s 80 megapixel shots of the canyon. Incredible detail. Here is another shot done in the canyon with rays. The place was very busy so getting good images meant lots of patience. Long exposures, dusty environment. But such beautiful light.
Antelope Canyon, is a magical place. I have published other Antelope images on the forum here before. Today’s shot I like because it is more subtle, not as contrasty. You could spend days in the slot canyons and not catch every possible angle. Seeing the right shot can be difficult though. Put this place on your must see place.
Everyone has photos of Antelope Canyon, Page, AZ. I wanted to try to make mine different. These slot canyons are all over the place in the Southwest but Antelope is one of the more famous. Quite an experience to visit. Hard to photograph because of the tourists and it is very dark. I used a P45+ from Phase One and some of my exposures were over 10 minutes long. Patience is needed to shoot successfully and what you see in the picture is not necessarily what you see in the viewfinder. This is one of the most see places.
Antelope Canyon is like a rite of passage for a photographer. So many have been there and they go just to say they did it. I am no exception, yet I think I go so I can get some magical different images. Antelope Canyon is not to far from Page Arizona. There is a lot of other cool stuff to shoot in the area but the slot canyons are the place that are truly special. This image was shot on a Phase One P45+ with a 2 minute exposure. The Phase One backs work great because they do long exposures so well. It is dark in the slot canyons and the backs also have a great dynamic range allowing you to capture highlight areas and shadow details. I may post another Antelope picture tomorrow.
Today’s image was made in Upper Antelope Canyon. I have a ton of images from these slot canyons and they are all very beautiful. This was shot with a Phase One p45+. Why is this different? The Phase One cameras allow you to shoot in an environment like this which by the way is pretty dark, and do long exposures. Add to this the ability to have a large dynamic range , meaning you can shoot on one exposure and get good details in highlights and shadows. You cannot do this most DSLR cameras out there. the p45+ allows for exposures up to one hour or more. Some of these shots I did of Antelope are up to 15 minutes. I’ll post more from these canyons over the coming months. Also what’s cool when photographing in these canyons is the yellow-ornage walls absorb light as light filter down allowing some of the light to turn a wonderful color blue. That is where the blue in the image comes from.