I am really beginning to feel the effects of cabin fever. I usually travel a few weeks each month when we were normal. It’s been over 15 months since I last put a foot in an airplane. I start to travel in June with a 2 week workshop and I can’t even tell you how excited I am to get back out there. Meanwhile, I can look back at my files and think about the days when I went where ever I wanted whenever I wanted. These images are from the Slot Canyons in Page, AZ. They will be from the Upper and Lower Antelope canyons. The light poking its way into these canyons is so beautiful and has its own way to make these places magical.
Antelope Canyon is an amazing natural wonder. I have been there a number of times and have taken some really fine images. However, I like to try and be different. So, on my last visit I spent time looking for angles and photos unlike what I had done before. I was successful and this is one of many I came away with. It’s one thing to see the shot it is another to be there when the light is right, so it took a few visits at different times of the day.
The Antelope slot canyons and the dozen more around them have provided me a wealth of beautiful images. Every now and then I decided to look at old files and re-work and image as I did with this one. This is of one of more well know views in Lower Antelope. Made with a Phase One IQ180 and some work in post.
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.