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FrankSomma June 18, 2014
Worth it indeed!!
 
Capture-Life June 20, 2014
WOOOW :):)
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chriscousins July 27, 2014
Love the colour and lighting - fantastic !
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AlanJakarta July 27, 2014
Beautiful shot with lovely color. Congratulations on being Featured.
 
debhall July 27, 2014
Spectacular! Congrats on your feature!
 
hotpixel July 27, 2014
Awesome image... we've been there many times... one of the few places you can get excellent images when the sun is high... congrats on your gorgeous feature !!
 
catini July 27, 2014
Beautiful, congrats on your feature!
 
naturesart July 27, 2014
Stunning
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brentmorris July 27, 2014
Nice capture of this iconic place Congratulations
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WileKyK July 27, 2014
Awesome use of light. Congratulations on your Feature!
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sweetpea72 July 27, 2014
Incredible shot... Congrats! ")
 
florenceK July 27, 2014
gust wow!
 
iceman2 July 27, 2014
Beautiful capture.Congrats!
 
Peter444wolf July 27, 2014
Absolutely stunning - well done
 
Capture-Life July 27, 2014
just looove these shots...!! incredible capture and sight..!! can't wait to capture them in person next spring ! :):)
 
Capture-Life July 27, 2014
and a big CONGRATS ! :):)
 
gondmagdi July 27, 2014
brilliant shot, congratulations !
 
DavidFreire July 27, 2014
Exquisite!
 
Pamiro July 27, 2014
Wonderful
 
Kcole11 July 27, 2014
Amazing capture
 
johnrodriguez July 27, 2014
Awesome. Is this just one shot?
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BensViewfinder July 27, 2014
Thanks everyone for the kind words. I was very nervous photographing this place because of how fast you get rushed along but I am very happy with the results. Feels good to be featured!
 
gailchism July 27, 2014
My favorite on many different levels. Any place you look, it brings a different demention & reaction/feeling to it.
 
goober20101 July 28, 2014
congratulations on your feature
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vojce July 28, 2014
bravo
 
mscelzi July 28, 2014
clap clap clap
 
Amacphoto7 July 29, 2014
yip....its a belter!! well done
 
SandroRossiImagery July 30, 2014
Majestic!
 
nelinr August 02, 2014
Thank you much, SandroRossImagery!!!
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HappyTree August 06, 2014
Gorgeous!
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mdriley00 August 06, 2014
Nice shot. Congratulations.
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debcoimages August 06, 2014
Congrats on being a finalist! Great capture. Looks like you got to do the photographers tour! :) I had to be happy with the cattle class tour. Still well worth it!
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arielnadler August 06, 2014
AMAZING BEAUTY AND COLORS.
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mikeconley August 07, 2014
beautiful composition.
 
abjurelee August 07, 2014
Amazing outcome!! congrats
 
VetteWomanPa August 07, 2014
Stunning, love the way the light makes patterns on the walls.
 
sebastianmuglia August 08, 2014
It's a sobject for a lot, but yours, with that ray of light, is awesome!
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onyanita August 11, 2014
amazing ! Congrats on the awards.
 
kjodway August 11, 2014
amazing ! congrats
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AlanJakarta August 11, 2014
My previous comment refers. Congratulations for the HM Award.
 
ShifraG August 15, 2014
Gorgeous!!!
 
mountainlou August 16, 2014
I have been there and tried my hand at photographing it, you did a great job.
 
davidsanders August 26, 2014
Beautiful
 
cavazbe September 01, 2014
Fantastic!
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mikeconley September 06, 2014
Beautiful capture of the light
 
babspictures October 12, 2014
Magical. I know this is weird but when I first saw this I saw the figure of a man to the lift behind boulder! A world of imagination.
 
JoseV October 25, 2014
A masterpiece
 
scottdonschikowski October 25, 2014
brilliant!
 
Karine December 21, 2014
Great shot! Merry Christmas!
 
clandestino January 11, 2015
J'adore, congratulations!
 
Renilara January 24, 2015
Excellant work !
 
Aldinette April 15, 2015
I love the analogous colors of this photo and the lines. Simply WOW!
 
tonipanjaitan April 23, 2015
stunning
 
Pamento May 15, 2015
This is the best picture I have seen at this location. My eyes want to stay long time in this picture. And that is a point isnt it?
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lstone5050 June 20, 2015
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
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lstone5050 June 20, 2015
gorgeous, excellent shot
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RDVPhotography June 22, 2015
I have been here three times and seen many images from here. This is one of the best developed I have ever seen. Definitely a winner. Congratulations on finalist in Orange.
 
AliAlzuhair July 12, 2015
Stunning!
 
Bishoop August 07, 2015
Amazing !! I'd love to make some photo in Canyon
 
vincentlimkimkeong August 19, 2015
When i saw it in first eye, it instant catch my eye, absolute master piece, bravo.
 
nandicmb October 07, 2015
Congratulations on ALL your Awards!
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carolcardillo October 07, 2015
Superb. Congrats on being a Finalist!
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LucBaekelandt October 09, 2015
fantastic shot
 
MDossat October 14, 2015
Beautiful shot. I visited Lower Antelope Canyon a few years ago and it was one of my favorite trips hands down. What a place.
 
Jillybean56 December 18, 2015
Stunning shot. Congrats on being a finalist!
 
michaelwilliams_6024 February 02, 2016
The best Antelope Canyon shot I have ever seen!
 
photodancer821 June 10, 2017
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
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_atombomb July 13, 2017
Wow, breath taking
 
clarababobabo August 06, 2017
MARAVILHOSA FOTO ! ..... Nem parece o Grand Canyon ! ..... Visto de dentro de uma gruta é completamente diferente ! .....PARABÉNS ao fotógrafo !
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Vash01Photo August 28, 2018
I visited this very recently and was awestruck.
 
leitins Mar 18
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Antelope Canyon



A shot I took of Upper Antelope Canyon last week while I was in Arizona and Utah photographing. One of the most amazing things I have ever seen and being crampe...
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A shot I took of Upper Antelope Canyon last week while I was in Arizona and Utah photographing. One of the most amazing things I have ever seen and being cramped into this small canyon with so many people was worth the photo ops.
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Location
I took the shot at Upper Antelope Canyon in Page, Arizona on June 11th, 2014.
Time
It was just before mid day, best time of day for the light shafts.
Lighting
Lighting is at a minimum in these slot caves so you have to be able to either crank your ISO up to high levels or shoot using a tripod. If it is the light shafts you are wanting you need to shoot in the canyons between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
Equipment
This was shot with a Nikon D3x and a 14-24 f2.8 Nikkor lens. I shot it on a Vanguard Alta Pro 284CT carbon fiber tripod and a Vanngaurd SBH-250 ball head. I also used a Nikon MC-36A remote camera release to trigger my shots due to setting up in sand and not wanting to move the camera. Using the widest angle lens you have is highly recommended.
Inspiration
Years and years of build up of seeing other photographers work come out of this part of the world inspired me to seriously put it on my list of destinations and I am so very glad I did. You always hope the final product will live up to the hype and in this case I feel the shots from this trip came out great.
Editing
I shot this image bracketed so that I could really convey the multiple levels of light that I saw with my actual eyes. Due to it being so dark I only shot 5 brackets and I used a program called Photomatix to merge them using their Exposure Fusion system. I then finished the photo using Photoshop CC just to do clean up work and a levels adjustment.
In my camera bag
I normally carry two bodies, a Nikon D3x and a Nikon D810. I carry six lenses with me, the 14-24, the 24-70 and the 70-200 f2.8 Nikkor lenses. I also carry an 85mm f1.4 Nikkor lens to shoot portraits with and a Sigma 180mm f2.8 macro lens to shoot my up close work. I do very rarely use my Nikon 16mm f2.8 fish eye, but I carry it because you never know when you will need it. I also carry with me two flashes, a Nikon SB910 and a SB700. A Tiffen 10 stop variable neutral density filter, a Nikon MC-36A remote shutter release and I normally carry my Cam Ranger wireless remote shutter system that I can use with my phone to trigger from a distance. My last things I carry are tripods, my main one being a Gitzo carbon fiber GT5542LS tripod and I pair it with a Really Right Stuff BH-55LR ball head.
Feedback
The trick here is to make sure to sign up for the photography specific tours through one of the companies in Page. I used Overland Canyon Tours and they were great. You simply can't just go take photos on your own and if you take a normal tour you can't take a tripod. The other thing is to think fast and know your gear, they push you along at a pretty fast rate and knowing how to set up your gear in changing conditions quickly makes a huge difference. Shoot wide angle and try and shoot above f8 or higher to get the walls in focus. Try and be creative with what you are given because the canyon is small and most of these photos have been taken before. Make sure to scout as you are setting up maybe a different composition that you think may not have been done before. Be confident and make sure to check your focus in between set ups. Also NEVER change lenses while down there. Way too much dust and sand in the air it will swamp your camera sensor.

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