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Waves of Orange



The result of time, water and wind that helped to form the sandstone artistry of Lower Antelope Canyon near Page, Arizona puts on displays of color in the most ...
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The result of time, water and wind that helped to form the sandstone artistry of Lower Antelope Canyon near Page, Arizona puts on displays of color in the most incredible hues.
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DorisSeybold
 
DorisSeybold May 02, 2015
WOW!!!! Gorgeous colors! An amazing shot!!!
mcampi PRO
 
mcampi May 02, 2015
doesn't' look real if I didn't see it with my own eye this is another one I wouldn't believe.
trainwoman PRO+
 
trainwoman May 03, 2015
Another masterpiece.......very beautiful Nina
DebbieKMiller81 PRO+
 
DebbieKMiller81 May 09, 2015
Gorgeous shot and color.
NanaSue54 PRO
 
NanaSue54 May 14, 2015
WOW WOW WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!
NanaSue54 PRO
 
NanaSue54 May 15, 2015
Voted Orange is Back Contest Good luck!! :)
sweetpea72 PRO
 
sweetpea72 May 17, 2015
Holy crap... This is amazing! (:
Robb PRO
 
Robb May 21, 2015
layer after layer, after layer...
Joker5454
 
Joker5454 May 24, 2015
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique.
Joker5454
 
Joker5454 May 24, 2015
Beautiful...
JulesB
 
JulesB May 25, 2015
Don't think I have words to do justice here Nina but many thanks for the privilege of seeing this heavenly shot....it's jaw dropping...another one I hope to see someday.:}}}}
Pauljeno
 
Pauljeno May 28, 2015
Looks like something from an adventure fantasy film. A fantastic image. Paul.
RDVPhotography PRO+
 
RDVPhotography June 04, 2015
OK Nina, had to give you a Genius Award also just like Mark Campi. Have a very very similar composition.
Wizzard PRO+
 
Wizzard June 06, 2015
I can see why this is a finalist in the Earth Day 2015 contest.Incredible hues,indeed! Congrats!
kathymuhle PRO+
 
kathymuhle June 06, 2015
Stunning and congrats on your win!
christophetravaux
 
christophetravaux June 07, 2015
Jolies lumières !!
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer June 07, 2015
Nina, many congratulations!! Finalist in the Earth Day contest!! Well done!
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RDVPhotography June 08, 2015
Congratulations on being a Finalist in Earth Day!
Flosno
 
Flosno June 16, 2015
Not enough adjectives....just love all these shots....thank YOU so much for sharing
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 June 17, 2015
Congrats !
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 June 22, 2015
Amazing, voted Inspiring Shots
sweetpea72 PRO
 
sweetpea72 June 25, 2015
Yeahhhhh ...Congrats,Hun!! ((:
VHiggins
 
VHiggins June 25, 2015
gorgeous! congratulations!
brianadamson PRO+
 
brianadamson June 25, 2015
Congratulations. Great color and lighting.
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer June 26, 2015
Nina!!! WINNER of Earth Day contest!!! Whooeeee!! You go, girl!
RDVPhotography PRO+
 
RDVPhotography June 26, 2015
There you go Nina, a WINNER!! "Grand Jury Winner" Congratulations.
jmain6
 
jmain6 June 26, 2015
WOW!!! Love the the way the Waves of Orange flow!
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 June 26, 2015
Congratulations !!! Grant Jury Winner
Wizzard PRO+
 
Wizzard June 28, 2015
Congrats on your well deserved win !!! Has a very relaxing mood and the tones are awesome!!
schunter1 PRO+
 
schunter1 July 02, 2015
Utterly FANTASTIC!!!! Congrats on the win...well deserved.
NanaSue54 PRO
 
NanaSue54 July 07, 2015
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! Way to go my friend!!!!! :)
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markcote July 09, 2015
Awesome!
maureenrueffer
 
maureenrueffer July 13, 2015
A fabulous image!
maureenrueffer
 
maureenrueffer July 13, 2015
Congratulations on your win! It's a fabulous photo!
carolcardillo PRO
 
carolcardillo July 20, 2015
Magnificent! Congrats on your Awards!
sarahvrdoljak
 
sarahvrdoljak July 27, 2015
A really awesome capture!! Congrats and thank you for participating in my challenge. :)
moremdm PRO+
 
moremdm July 27, 2015
Congrats, Nina! Well deserved win!
eelcovanroden PRO+
 
eelcovanroden July 27, 2015
Looks like a cathedral... Great shot!
mcampi PRO
 
mcampi July 27, 2015
Hay where is your grand jury win on this wonderful photo???
nina050 PRO+
 
nina050 July 28, 2015
THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH! I REALLY APPRECIATE EVERYONE WHO VOTED FOR ME! :-)
carolcardillo PRO
 
carolcardillo August 06, 2015
Congrats on being in the 200 Faves with this beauty, Nina!
mcampi PRO
 
mcampi August 08, 2015
Congrats on making one of the 200 shots liked by VB this is really a show stopper. It has everything texture,color, POV, and just hit every key...
Mark
I_of_Saf PRO
 
I_of_Saf August 30, 2015
Breathtaking! The color variations, texture and saturation are beautiful.
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 September 22, 2015
Voted The Beauty of Nature
candicemacmillan
 
candicemacmillan October 02, 2015
My favorite thing about this photo is that it is an original POV. I haven't seen a similar perspective.
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 October 09, 2015
Voted Inspiring Places
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita November 09, 2015
brilliant!
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 November 17, 2015
Congratulations on your award!
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 November 17, 2015
Congratulations on your award!
susanneradke
 
susanneradke November 19, 2015
Just perfect - really masterpiece!
ClaudiaKuhn PRO+
 
ClaudiaKuhn November 19, 2015
Beautiful tones, light and textures
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eelcovanroden November 25, 2015
Congratulations on your P C Challenge win!!
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Shanmet November 25, 2015
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
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Shanmet November 25, 2015
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Bob5253 PRO
 
Bob5253 November 25, 2015
Great photo. Looks like another world. May cause me to take another trip back to Page to see lower antelope.
joycealicesmith
 
joycealicesmith November 25, 2015
Fantastic image! Congratulations on winning People's Choice in Patterns!
DorisSeybold
 
DorisSeybold November 25, 2015
Congratulation Nina!!!!!!!!! An absolutely amazing shot and work - it`s so well deserved!!!
susanneradke
 
susanneradke November 26, 2015
unreal and fantastic...
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 December 01, 2015
breathtaking voted lines in nature
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 December 15, 2015
Voted Lines in Nature
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 January 10, 2016
Voted Into The Void
vonHoeckerPhotoArt
 
vonHoeckerPhotoArt January 15, 2016
WOW...Fantastic work of art!!!
dreamwithyoureyesopen PRO+
 
dreamwithyoureyesopen January 16, 2016
Beautiful lighting & positioning!!! Amazing shot!!!
mihrt
 
mihrt January 16, 2016
Wow, fabulous capture!! one day I will get there. I know a fellow on another site who is a Guide there.
CWphotos5
 
CWphotos5 January 20, 2016
My choice vanished before I could click on "Masterpiece!" Which it is...!!!
imagineit PRO+
 
imagineit January 21, 2016
Fantastic capture!
graceray
 
graceray January 22, 2016
Amazing capture!!!!
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 January 24, 2016
Awesome capture! Voted monthly Pro vol, 18!
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 January 24, 2016
voted arches in nature
kathyk_abq
 
kathyk_abq January 28, 2016
This deserves every award you won for it! Spectacular! I love this place!
erickgarza Premium
 
erickgarza January 31, 2016
wowwwwwww!!!!! just a phenomenal shot!!!1
Hedde
 
Hedde February 03, 2016
Gorgeous lines!
trainwoman PRO+
 
trainwoman February 03, 2016
Congratulations on finalist finish in the Monthy Pro Contest. I'm VERY happy for you
carolcardillo PRO
 
carolcardillo February 03, 2016
Yay, Nina! Congrats on another Award! :-)
nina050 PRO+
nina050 February 03, 2016
Thank you, my friend!! :-)
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer February 04, 2016
Congratulations, Nina!! Finalist Inspiring Shots!
MaryAnne306 PRO+
 
MaryAnne306 February 05, 2016
Wow, stunning shot. And so nice to see an unusual composition for a photo done in Antelope Canyon. Congratulations on being a finalist!
sweetpea72 PRO
 
sweetpea72 February 06, 2016
Huge Huge Congrats to you,Sunshine!! Xoxo
JoyceDickens
 
JoyceDickens February 09, 2016
Absolute perfection dear Nina! The lighting and detail is exquisite.... surreal and "other worldly"....I am AWE my dear friend!!! :-))
SnowbunnyPhotography Premium
 
SnowbunnyPhotography February 09, 2016
I love this perspective. I've seen a lot of shots of this Canyon, but this one is unique. Very nice capture! :-)
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 February 22, 2016
voted monthly Pro Vol 19!
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 March 21, 2016
Voted monthly Pro vol 20!
MickAlicic PRO
 
MickAlicic March 21, 2016
Breathtaking! Voted in Vol 20.
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 March 21, 2016
very beautiful, voted Canyons and Red Rocks!
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 March 30, 2016
Congratulations Nina on your win !!!!
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 March 30, 2016
Voted Covers Vol 28
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lizziemellis April 01, 2016
Voted covers:-)
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 April 07, 2016
Voted Natural Surfaces
orlandosadie PRO+
 
orlandosadie April 14, 2016
Vibrant color gorgeous rock formation
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita May 09, 2016
voted!
mihrt
 
mihrt May 24, 2016
Wow I have to pay better attention Nina, you have won so many awards for this shot!! Voted Battle of The Amateurs!
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 May 26, 2016
Congratulations on your award!
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 July 27, 2016
Voted Composing wih Curves
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 July 27, 2016
Voted Composing wih Curves
Frederico_Verreet
 
Frederico_Verreet September 19, 2016
Absolutely stunning: composition, framing,the rolling curves leading eyes to the orange background. Wow!
robhansen
 
robhansen November 06, 2016
Awesome layers and texture .Just love it ... !!! : )
StuartWright PRO
 
StuartWright December 07, 2016
Simply stunning ! Quality gallery
tlh55 PRO+
 
tlh55 December 08, 2016
Outstanding photograph! The composition and lighting is superb along with great framing.
marcdewitt PRO
 
marcdewitt February 12, 2017
I've seen a lot of photos of this area, but yours is unique. A true work of art.
parallel-universe
 
parallel-universe February 24, 2017
Love it ! So beautiful
Dingeema
 
Dingeema April 09, 2017
I was just there 2 weeks ago! Amazing shot
podesta
 
podesta May 26, 2017
Masterpiece
Alwolfe Premium
 
Alwolfe September 15, 2017
Stunning photo!
jamesjohnston_3471 PRO
 
jamesjohnston_3471 December 06, 2017
Congratulations on winning my photo challenge. This is truly a spectacular image, bringing something new and exciting to the table in showing the random way nature creates patterns on our planet. Thanks for entering.
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 December 11, 2017
Fabulous. Congrtatulations on your award!
mcampi PRO
 
mcampi January 03, 2018
Another notch on your camera. Where was I when you shot this beauty...
Santa_Martha
 
Santa_Martha February 16, 2018
Sublime
Eddieuuu071 Premium
 
Eddieuuu071 February 21, 2018
Wonderful
mcampi PRO
 
mcampi April 23, 2018
Congrats on Peoples Choice award. You are going to need a second page just for your awards, Wonderful picture
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Eddieuuu071 October 25, 2018
So well done!
JayneBug PRO+
 
JayneBug Feb 01
An absolute masterpiece on every level. Congratulations on your well deserved People's Choice award.
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Pamelabole Feb 01
Still loving it!! : ) Congrats again on your challenge award!! : )
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Njjoc3 Jun 18
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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken in one of the most beautiful and most photographed natural "venues" in the world - Lower Antelope Slot Canyon, near Page, Arizona in the Navajo Nation. Both the upper and lower slot canyons are made of sandstone, naturally carved by wind and water over thousands of years. The Navajo people call it, "where water makes a picture of itself in the stone." It is important to note here that the only way to see either canyon is with a Navajo guide.
Time
Prior to my trip in mid-March I did some research and came to the conclusion that late afternoon was the best time for photography here as the sun was at a lower angle creating the warmer, softer tones. I am glad I followed the suggestions as the end result was this photograph which to me is both enchanting and mysterious!
Lighting
These canyons have their own unique challenges for photographers - lighting can be extreme. As no flash photography is allowed, tripods are a must. Different times of day cause shifts in the lighting conditions, including deep shadows, which ultimately contribute to the unique changes in color, hues and tones of the sandstone throughout this canyon.
Equipment
I used my Nikon D7100 with a Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 lens. This lens is very versatile and I found it to work quite well for me under these conditions.
Inspiration
Knowing that these canyons have been photographed countless times and from every possible angle, I was looking for something a little different. I took many many photos here, but upon seeing these "waves" of sand, it was like a magnet drawing my eyes deeper into the canyon. Getting this shot required getting "down and dirty" in the sand and shooting upward. Time in the canyon is limited so I was pleasantly surprised that this turned out so well. It is one of my favorites taken that day.
Editing
Even though the overall colors were rich and warm, the extreme variations in lighting here made it necessary to pull out some shadows using Lightroom. But other than that, and adding just a bit to the overall saturation, no other post-processing was necessary.
In my camera bag
At the time I shot this photo, the contents of my camera bag consisted of my Nikon D7100 and my Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 lens. I have since upgraded to a Nikon D750 with a Nikkor 24-120mm f/4 lens. My additional lens is a Nikkor 70-300mm f4.5/5.6 zoom lens. I always have 2 64gb memory cards in my camera with a 32gb spare in the bag. Additionally, I always carry a spare battery, UV and polarizing filters for both lenses, a Tiffen variable ND filter, a lightweight carbon fiber tripod, and battery charger.
Feedback
Usually landscape photographers have the advantage of time and also the ability to return at different times of the day (or night) to capture a specific scene. But in these canyons, photographers are restricted by the rules of the Navajo tour groups. In order to make the most of these incredible canyons, the so-called photographer's tours are a must, but times are limited. Tripods are not allowed on the regular tours, and the canyons are either too dark or the lighting conditions too variable to expect any decent shots if done handheld. The advantage of the photographer's tours, even though a bit more expensive, is that group size is more limited and you are allowed more time in the canyon. The Navajo guides are all very experienced and knowledgeable about camera settings and locations for the best photos. Also, visiting during months of fewer tourists I feel is essential to get the most out this incredible experience, i.e. March or April. Do your homework, make reservations ahead of time, but most importantly, take time to look around (and up!) and enjoy the beauty of this natural wonder.

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