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Antelope Canyon

Back to normal as promised. Thank you very much for the feedback yesterday. It is very helpful to see the range of responses. I will definitely keep playing with this approach to see what it evolves to.

Here is the obligatory Antelope Canyon shot. It is right next to the power plant from last week and you can't really see the canyon until you are a few feet away from the entrance. If you go, allow for a lot of time. The place is crawling with photographers and getting a clean shot is not easy. 

Antelope Canyon

Back to normal as promised. Thank you very much for the feedback yesterday. It is very helpful to see the range of responses. I will definitely keep playing with this approach to see what it evolves to.

Here is the obligatory Antelope Canyon shot. It is right next to the power plant from last week and you can't really see the canyon until you are a few feet away from the entrance. If you go, allow for a lot of time. The place is crawling with photographers and getting a clean shot is not easy. 

comments (22)

  • Ellie
  • cool Britannia
  • 29 Apr 2008, 01:06
Gosh, is this for real? How big is it?
Martin: Yes, this is for real smile The canyon is about 1/4 mile long and maybe 6 inches deep where it starts and about 25 feet deep at the end. The section shown here is a bit of a close-up. A person standing in it would reach to the top of the frame.
How beautiful! The textures are incredible. What a place I'd love to visit too...
This is that magical place, magically captured by an image magician

LIKEY
Looks like a place to take a thousand pictures! Love the texture and the lines that draws they eye
  • Catalpa
  • Newcastle
  • 29 Apr 2008, 06:36
It's beautiful, but the problem is scale. It's hard to say whether this is 6 feet deep or 600. I can see why you might not want to put a human figure in there, but it would help.
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 29 Apr 2008, 06:39
For me, Martin, this works even better as an abstract image than as a landscape [in portrait format]. Colours are rich and beautiful, and the lines are sensuous.
  • Astrid
  • The Nehterlands
  • 29 Apr 2008, 06:49
This is unique, pure magic, love the light/shadow/colors, you must have been very patient to wait the others to go, I think now it comes in handy to be tall...which I am not sad, a likey to me.
Wonderful! Magical! I love the texture and the lines.
  • Nig
  • Gym
  • 29 Apr 2008, 08:08
It might be obligatory but it's still an excellent shot to look at!
  • Bill Phillips
  • Droitwich...looks like rain later
  • 29 Apr 2008, 08:36
I can well see why everybody wants to photograph this. Beautiful Martin
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 29 Apr 2008, 09:35
Fantastic shot. It looks like a macro of some delicately veined flower petals.
Ingrid
  • martie
  • Okinawa, soon to be US
  • 29 Apr 2008, 10:42
With this type of landscape it doesn't take much to imagine the place crawling with photographers. But you got an amazing shot and you should be very proud of it!
That's a stunning shot Martin smile
  • Tracy
  • Staffordshire
  • 29 Apr 2008, 11:33
You got that clean shot Martin and thanks for sharing itsmile
Lovely stunnersmile
  • tim
  • leeds uk
  • 29 Apr 2008, 17:54
fascinating image Martin, surly worth the wait.
This is like the tubing inside the human body. Fantastic pinks and I love the water worn passages ... Totally yummy Martin.
richard
  • blackdog
  • on dial up
  • 29 Apr 2008, 18:46
Very impressive Martin, but also agree with Catalpa, hard to judge the scale. Knowing where it is intuition says it is cavernous, but could but tiny.
Yes, this is a view that has been seen on several photoblogs, magazines etc. I can imaging there are a lot of photographers there.
However!
This is a good capture of the canyon. Perfect exposure bringing out all those beautiful shadows. I like the reddish tone... It is amazing how beautiful nature can be!
/Jonas
Oh stop it! This is so good.

I have visited this slot canyon too (see mine of 19 Apr 2006) but my post was nothing like this.

I remember most the bumpy ride in the back of a Navajo's rickety pickup truck to get here from the entrance. As we were the first run of the day, there were only half a dozen of us. By the time we had to leave, several dozen more tourists (read screaming kids) arrived to spoil the peace and serenity of the place. Best advice - go early!

For more of this subject, see the work of local photographer Peter Lik at (http://www.peterlik.com/)
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 29 Apr 2008, 22:24
Excellent patterns - graphical appearance
I can see why photographers gather here.You've made a lovely shot - as good any one of them, I'm sure.
  • zohre
  • United Arab Emirates
  • 11 Jun 2008, 18:59
Wow!what a beautiful place!good job smile

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