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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 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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FrankSomma PRO+
 
FrankSomma June 18, 2014
Worth it indeed!!
chriscousins PRO
 
chriscousins July 27, 2014
Love the colour and lighting - fantastic !
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta July 27, 2014
Beautiful shot with lovely color. Congratulations on being Featured.
debhall PRO+
 
debhall July 27, 2014
Spectacular! Congrats on your feature!
hotpixel
 
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
 
catini July 27, 2014
Beautiful, congrats on your feature!
naturesart
 
naturesart July 27, 2014
Stunning
brentmorris PRO+
 
brentmorris July 27, 2014
Nice capture of this iconic place Congratulations
WileKyK PRO+
 
WileKyK July 27, 2014
Awesome use of light. Congratulations on your Feature!
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 July 27, 2014
Incredible shot... Congrats! ")
florenceK
 
florenceK July 27, 2014
gust wow!
iceman2
 
iceman2 July 27, 2014
Beautiful capture.Congrats!
Peter444wolf
 
Peter444wolf July 27, 2014
Absolutely stunning - well done
gondmagdi Premium
 
gondmagdi July 27, 2014
brilliant shot, congratulations !
EyesofDavid
 
EyesofDavid July 27, 2014
Exquisite!
Pamiro PRO+
 
Pamiro July 27, 2014
Wonderful
Kcole11
 
Kcole11 July 27, 2014
Amazing capture
johnrodriguez
 
johnrodriguez July 27, 2014
Awesome. Is this just one shot?
BensViewfinder PRO+
 
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
 
gailchism July 27, 2014
My favorite on many different levels. Any place you look, it brings a different demention & reaction/feeling to it.
goober20101
 
goober20101 July 28, 2014
congratulations on your feature
vojce PRO+
 
vojce July 28, 2014
bravo
mscelzi
 
mscelzi July 28, 2014
clap clap clap
Amacphoto7
 
Amacphoto7 July 29, 2014
yip....its a belter!! well done
SandroRossiImagery
 
SandroRossiImagery July 30, 2014
Majestic!
nelinr
 
nelinr August 02, 2014
Thank you much, SandroRossImagery!!!
HappyTree PRO+
 
HappyTree August 06, 2014
Gorgeous!
mdriley00 PRO+
 
mdriley00 August 06, 2014
Nice shot. Congratulations.
debcoimages PRO+
 
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!
arielnadler PRO
 
arielnadler August 06, 2014
AMAZING BEAUTY AND COLORS.
mikeconley PRO+
 
mikeconley August 07, 2014
beautiful composition.
abjurelee
 
abjurelee August 07, 2014
Amazing outcome!! congrats
VetteWomanPa PRO
 
VetteWomanPa August 07, 2014
Stunning, love the way the light makes patterns on the walls.
sebastianmuglia PRO
 
sebastianmuglia August 08, 2014
It's a sobject for a lot, but yours, with that ray of light, is awesome!
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita August 11, 2014
amazing ! Congrats on the awards.
kjodway
 
kjodway August 11, 2014
amazing ! congrats
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta August 11, 2014
My previous comment refers. Congratulations for the HM Award.
CherylG
 
CherylG August 15, 2014
Gorgeous!!!
mountainlou
 
mountainlou August 16, 2014
I have been there and tried my hand at photographing it, you did a great job.
davidsanders
 
davidsanders August 26, 2014
Beautiful
cavazbe
 
cavazbe September 01, 2014
Fantastic!
mikeconley PRO+
 
mikeconley September 06, 2014
Beautiful capture of the light
babspictures
 
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
 
JoseV October 25, 2014
A masterpiece
scottdonschikowski
 
scottdonschikowski October 25, 2014
brilliant!
Karine
 
Karine December 21, 2014
Great shot! Merry Christmas!
clandestino
 
clandestino January 11, 2015
J'adore, congratulations!
Renilara
 
Renilara January 24, 2015
Excellant work !
Aldinette
 
Aldinette April 15, 2015
I love the analogous colors of this photo and the lines. Simply WOW!
tonipanjaitan
 
tonipanjaitan April 23, 2015
stunning
Pamento
 
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?
lstone5050
 
lstone5050 June 20, 2015
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
lstone5050
 
lstone5050 June 20, 2015
gorgeous, excellent shot
RDVPhotography PRO+
 
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
 
AliAlzuhair July 12, 2015
Stunning!
Bishoop
 
Bishoop August 07, 2015
Amazing !! I'd love to make some photo in Canyon
vincentlimkimkeong
 
vincentlimkimkeong August 19, 2015
When i saw it in first eye, it instant catch my eye, absolute master piece, bravo.
nandicmb
 
nandicmb October 07, 2015
Congratulations on ALL your Awards!
carolcardillo PRO
 
carolcardillo October 07, 2015
Superb. Congrats on being a Finalist!
LucBaekelandt PRO+
 
LucBaekelandt October 09, 2015
fantastic shot
MDossat
 
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
 
Jillybean56 December 18, 2015
Stunning shot. Congrats on being a finalist!
michaelwilliams_6024
 
michaelwilliams_6024 February 02, 2016
The best Antelope Canyon shot I have ever seen!
photodancer821
 
photodancer821 June 10, 2017
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
richardalliers PRO
 
richardalliers July 13, 2017
Wow, breath taking
clarababobabo
 
clarababobabo August 06, 2017
MARAVILHOSA FOTO ! ..... Nem parece o Grand Canyon ! ..... Visto de dentro de uma gruta é completamente diferente ! .....PARABÉNS ao fotógrafo !
Vash01Photo PRO
 
Vash01Photo August 28, 2018
I visited this very recently and was awestruck.
leitins
 
leitins March 18, 2019
Love it
MRueffer
 
MRueffer Mar 12
Nice!!
keepclicking
 
keepclicking May 05
Awesome
keepclicking
 
keepclicking May 05
Awesome photograph

Behind The Lens

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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