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Wave under the Arch



While you walk through this set of narrow canyons, you can only imagine what it must have been like when the water and wind cut through these sandstone slots....
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While you walk through this set of narrow canyons, you can only imagine what it must have been like when the water and wind cut through these sandstone slots.
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118 Comments | Report
bcenu
 
bcenu May 06, 2015
Great tones. Nicely captured
trainwoman PRO+
 
trainwoman May 07, 2015
Ocean waves in stone......it's so awesome
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 May 07, 2015
Super cool (:
DebbieKMiller81 PRO+
 
DebbieKMiller81 May 08, 2015
Excellent capture. I love the coloring. They look like ocean waves in a different color. Well captured.
nina050 PRO+
 
nina050 May 09, 2015
Fabu-lo-so!! Love this...another one for the book!
anneschlueter PRO
 
anneschlueter May 12, 2015
Stunning!
amiejames
 
amiejames May 14, 2015
this is just beautiful!
NanaSue54
 
NanaSue54 May 15, 2015
Seeing the pics that you and Nina took makes me want to go there!!! AWESOME!!! :)
Q-Vision
 
Q-Vision May 21, 2015
Wonderful capture. Love the tones and textures.
kathymuhle PRO+
 
kathymuhle May 22, 2015
Frozen waves - stunning and the detail in the sandstone - amazing
RDVPhotography PRO+
 
RDVPhotography June 04, 2015
Had to 'Award' Genius to this one as I have q very similar composition. Unreal!! Not here in Viewbug but on G+
dianadrummonddavis Premium
 
dianadrummonddavis June 05, 2015
I love the depth of field, the colors and the creative composition on this one!
carolcardillo PRO
 
carolcardillo July 05, 2015
Love this! Great lighting, lines, shapes, colors, etc!
Bruz PRO+
 
Bruz July 06, 2015
This is one of my favorite's of yours. Beautiful.
Daisy00 Premium
 
Daisy00 July 19, 2015
Stunning!!
estercastillo08 PRO+
 
estercastillo08 September 08, 2015
Excellent, voted Covers vol 23
estercastillo08 PRO+
 
estercastillo08 September 08, 2015
Voted Mark of Time
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon October 02, 2015
congratulations on your Finalist Win in Covers Volume 23 .. amazing form and texture.
Baumhaus
 
Baumhaus October 02, 2015
Congratulations,
Baumhaus
 
Baumhaus October 02, 2015
best regards.
carolcardillo PRO
 
carolcardillo October 02, 2015
Yay, Mark! Congrats on being a Finalist with this Beauty!
FieldsOfGreen
 
FieldsOfGreen October 02, 2015
My eyes can't quit rolling over and over it, mesmerizing, beautiful.
estercastillo08 PRO+
 
estercastillo08 October 03, 2015
Congratulations on being a finalist!
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 October 08, 2015
Congrats to you too Mark on being a finalist!
mcampi PRO+
mcampi October 20, 2015
thank you
estercastillo08 PRO+
 
estercastillo08 October 14, 2015
Voted Inspiring Places
shema
 
shema October 24, 2015
great curves and light!
ToneZone
 
ToneZone November 04, 2015
Seductively Lovely!
pat-rice440
 
pat-rice440 November 10, 2015
beautiful comp with the top framing and amazing lighting on the sandstone slots
pat-rice440
 
pat-rice440 November 10, 2015
congrats on ur finalist award!!
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer November 12, 2015
How did I miss you winning finalist in the Covers contest last month? Congratulations, Mark!
estercastillo08 PRO+
 
estercastillo08 November 17, 2015
Voted The Outdoors
JoyceDickens PRO
 
JoyceDickens November 30, 2015
This is absolutely amazing and mind blowing work Mark....the lighting is perfect to bring out the wonderful textures in the sandstone-I love the depth that you captured and also the way you have framed this ....a sheer joy to view my friend
marizzza
 
marizzza December 10, 2015
briliant!
fotosteve PRO
 
fotosteve December 17, 2015
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
fotosteve PRO
 
fotosteve December 17, 2015
Love this image
RDVPhotography PRO+
 
RDVPhotography December 17, 2015
Well I finally uploaded my similar image for the Red Rocks Contest, but do have to say I like yours better. LOL, yes I am still here just been busy.
DuffyDoherty PRO
 
DuffyDoherty December 23, 2015
Nice framing!
ellenellen PRO+
 
ellenellen January 15, 2016
Lovely shot.
kathymuhle PRO+
 
kathymuhle January 15, 2016
Beautiful
lizziemellis PRO+
 
lizziemellis January 17, 2016
Excellent work:-)
JanLiz PRO+
 
JanLiz January 17, 2016
There's something special about these caves isn't there? The best shot I've seen of them
mihrt
 
mihrt January 17, 2016
an excellent capture, exposure and quality of light!
CWphotos5
 
CWphotos5 January 19, 2016
WOW!
AHogue PRO+
 
AHogue January 21, 2016
WOW, how did I miss this fabulous capture! Congratulations on your finalist! Very well deserved!
DonnaChiofolo
 
DonnaChiofolo January 22, 2016
Such a wonderful movement caught. Love the light and shadow play. Bravo!
ovosphotography
 
ovosphotography January 27, 2016
like it!
Kazza60
 
Kazza60 January 27, 2016
congrats on the finalist award mark .. so well deserved !!
SuzMDixon PRO
 
SuzMDixon January 27, 2016
Congratulations on being an Orange finalist! Love this shot!
carolcardillo PRO
 
carolcardillo January 27, 2016
Yay, Mark! A 2nd Award!
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 January 27, 2016
Huge Congrats to you, Mark !! :))
NanaSue54
 
NanaSue54 January 27, 2016
Congrats Mark on being a finalist!!! I'm very happy for you!!! :):)
kathyk_abq
 
kathyk_abq January 27, 2016
Carved waves - perfect! The slot canyons are amazing! :)
ShannonRogers1
 
ShannonRogers1 January 27, 2016
Love this one Mark, the Tones the Lines, all in all it's so Devine :)
LeanneMWilliams
 
LeanneMWilliams January 28, 2016
I absolutely love this shot, so different to the "normal shots of Antelope Canyon". Was this taken in the Upper Canyon or Lower?
DorisSeybold
 
DorisSeybold January 28, 2016
Congrats Mark on beeing finalist !!!! This is a winner!!!
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer January 28, 2016
Hooray, Mark! Finalist in Orange! Way to go, guy!
shutterbug12
 
shutterbug12 January 31, 2016
Wow, you really captured a unique perspective of the slot canyons that I have never seen before, the colors are magnificent
estercastillo08 PRO+
 
estercastillo08 February 06, 2016
Congratulations !!!! Being a finalist, good luck!!
karensommerslohre PRO+
 
karensommerslohre February 13, 2016
Beautiful!
brucesharock
 
brucesharock February 14, 2016
I am going to have to go to these Arizona caves. They are so attractive. The wave gives it life and movement. Nice photo! Thanks for all the likes and Peer awards. Happy Valentines Day!
Tash1 PRO+
 
Tash1 February 15, 2016
Absolutely spectacular & beautiful :-)
jonwestaway Premium
 
jonwestaway March 12, 2016
Looks like something you might expect to see if you were journeying to the centre of the earth. Great image.
tmlakshmi PRO+
 
tmlakshmi March 19, 2016
cograts on all your awards. Beautiful. voted
cmsimon Premium
 
cmsimon March 30, 2016
congrats!! Awesome shot!!
lito
 
lito April 02, 2016
Beautiful capture!
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita April 07, 2016
yay...congrats on getting Contest Finalist!
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon April 07, 2016
Congratulations on your Finalist Win in Canyons and Red Rocks competition
nina050 PRO+
 
nina050 April 07, 2016
CONGRATS ON ANOTHER CONTEST FINALIST WIN FOR THIS OUTSTANDING PHOTO!!!
carolcardillo PRO
 
carolcardillo April 07, 2016
A 4th Award! Congrats, Mark, and being a Finalist!
cmsimon Premium
 
cmsimon April 08, 2016
Great shot. Congrats
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer April 08, 2016
Yea, Mark! Finalist in the Canyons and Red Rocks contest! You're piling them up, boy!
Bruz PRO+
 
Bruz April 08, 2016
Congrats my friend on being a finalist. so well deserved. :-)
kathymuhle PRO+
 
kathymuhle April 08, 2016
Congratulations on another win for this photo! It is fabulous!
AHogue PRO+
 
AHogue April 09, 2016
Congratulations on this gorgeous finalist! So awesome!
trainwoman PRO+
 
trainwoman April 10, 2016
Congratulations on the finalist finish in canyons and red rocks......VERY happy for you my friend
marcpelletier
 
marcpelletier April 10, 2016
Congrats Mark for your ranking as a finalist in the Red Rocks contest. Great picture!
estercastillo08 PRO+
 
estercastillo08 April 22, 2016
Congrats on being a finalist !
JoyceDickens PRO
 
JoyceDickens April 28, 2016
Hi Mark, so good to see both you and Nina getting the recognition that you deserve - this is a winner in my book! Congratulations on the award....I absolutely love this!!! :-))
patrick9x9 PRO
 
patrick9x9 May 11, 2016
Gorgeous shot. I was just there last month.
Mopani
 
Mopani May 13, 2016
AMAZING! What a spectacular composition -- and colour . . . great job!
Arzhtatiana PRO
 
Arzhtatiana July 10, 2016
Fantastic!
sheillajohnson
 
sheillajohnson November 02, 2016
love the color contrast in this picuture
estercastillo08 PRO+
 
estercastillo08 November 17, 2016
Congratulations ! Mark
mgenkova
 
mgenkova November 19, 2016
Beautiful!
lizziemellis PRO+
 
lizziemellis December 09, 2016
Awesome lighting..voted Dramatic light in Nature..a real winner:-)))
sarahdarvill
 
sarahdarvill January 11, 2017
You should enter this in my Arches photo challenge :-)
The link is:
https:// viewbug.com/challenge/arches-photo-challenge-by-sarahdarvill
carolyns PRO
 
carolyns February 23, 2017
Love the patterns/textures in this...Almost like waves..
eelcovanroden PRO+
 
eelcovanroden February 26, 2017
Congratulations on your great People's Choice Challenge Win!
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon February 26, 2017
Congratulations on your Finalist Win in Arches competition ...
AnnuO
 
AnnuO March 01, 2017
Congratulations for winning People's Choice! Wonderful photo :))
itschaddyar
 
itschaddyar March 15, 2017
Antelope?
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer May 01, 2017
You're on a roll! Contest Finalist in Desert Views! Well-deserved, Mark.
eelcovanroden PRO+
 
eelcovanroden May 05, 2017
Another Win, congrats!
ShiblyMujahid
 
ShiblyMujahid May 06, 2017
Awesome
estercastillo08 PRO+
 
estercastillo08 May 15, 2017
Congratulations ! Winner in Fascinating Geology Photo Challenge
Pamelabole PRO+
 
Pamelabole May 24, 2017
So, so beautiful!!! Love the light, the shadows, the color and all the details!!! So lovely!!! : )
Pamelabole PRO+
 
Pamelabole May 24, 2017
Gorgeous!!!....and congrats on your well deserved challenge win!!! : )
DorisSeybold
 
DorisSeybold May 24, 2017
Congrats Mark for the Contest Finalist in Desert Views!!! This is an amazing shot !!
Kazza60
 
Kazza60 May 24, 2017
congrats on the finalist award Mark .. so beautiful !!
Bruz PRO+
 
Bruz May 24, 2017
Congrats Mark on being a finalist. Love this shot.
robsy1965 PRO
 
robsy1965 June 01, 2017
I love just about every photo I see from Antelope Canyon but this is so different and so fascinating. So many waves under the arch...it's a lot like a logo for a surf company but in orange. Graphically appealing on a lot of levels.
TimothyPrincehorn PRO+
 
TimothyPrincehorn August 01, 2017
Outstanding shot. I was there for the first time last year. Was this in the Lower part? What a capture!
EdithNero PRO
 
EdithNero August 02, 2017
Stunning image,perfectly composed,Arturo????????????
Akire
 
Akire September 19, 2017
Wow, this is amazing!
Eddieuuu071 Premium
 
Eddieuuu071 February 21, 2018
Wonderful masterpiece!
lindaarcher
 
lindaarcher March 25, 2018
Looks like time is standing still.
sigridbh PRO+
 
sigridbh February 18, 2019
You nailed it: in my opinion, best capture of Antelope Slot !
Lovesphoto PRO
 
Lovesphoto March 15, 2019
This is one of my favorites in my Backlit Photo Challenge. Beautiful image.
dgerrans PRO+
 
dgerrans June 20, 2019
Fantastic
DENNIS93277
 
DENNIS93277 Jan 18
Congratulations on top 20 finish
sue-zon PRO
 
sue-zon Feb 03
Absolutely magnificent! (Why have I not seen this one before???)
Pjerry PRO+
 
Pjerry Mar 10
Masterpiece, everything is perfect.
SmallTownKatt PRO+
 
SmallTownKatt May 04
Thank you for joining my challenge, and good luck. Katt
ivatrocke PRO+
 
ivatrocke May 18
Congratulations on winning People's Choice award! Amazing image!
Bruz PRO+
 
Bruz May 19
Congrats AGAIN for this amazing shot on winning people's choice in Only one color.
eelcovanroden PRO+
 
eelcovanroden May 19
Again my congratulations!
Free-Spirit PRO
 
Free-Spirit May 19
Congratulations!!
Pamelabole PRO+
 
Pamelabole May 19
Still loving it!!! Congrats on your well deserved award!!! : )

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken in Lower Antelope Canyon on the Navajo Nation near Page, Arizona
Time
I arrived for the photographer's tour at about 2:30 pm after having researched that afternoon would be the best time of day for lighting conditions in mid March.
Lighting
A tripod is required for the photographers tours. While there several areas that might result in a good handheld shot, most of this canyon is just too dark and you really do need a tripod in order not to compromise on picture quality. In addition, I found it necessary to shoot at a white balance of 5600 kelvin to help the color as no flash photography is allowed.
Equipment
I used a Nikon D-800 with two 64 GB cards and 2 spare batteries. The lens I used was a AF-S Nikkor 17 to 35mm F 2.8 SD zoom. That day I used a Manfrotto MT294a4 tripod with a Ball Head. It's a bit heavy but I like this tripod for its snap leg locks and its sturdiness.
Inspiration
I had seen photoes in both magazines and on Viewbug and wanted to see this wonderful iconic landmark. I went there knowing that these canyons have been photographed countless time, so it inspired me to find something a little different and make it my own. The canyons are quite magical and should be on every photographer's bucket list!
Editing
Since lighting conditions vary greatly and the ambient light is constantly changing, some adjustments for exposure and clarity in Lightroom were necessary. Shooting in kelvin was a big help in bringing out the natural colors of the sandstone.
In my camera bag
I normally carry 3 cameras. Nikon D2X, D200 and a D800. My go-to camera is the D800. For lenses I carry a 17-35mm f2.8 , 24 mm f.2.8, a 35-105mm f 3.5-4.5 zoom, 28-300mm F3.5 to 5.6G, a 105 mm f2.8, 50mm f1.2. For filters I carry carry UV filters, polarizers, and a set of neutral density filters. I also carry an electronic shutter release and two Nikon strobes. I use an SB 400 for fill lighting and a SB 800 as my main strobe which also has a slave attached to it. I carry 4 or 5 extra 64 GB memory cards as the camera use both SD and CF cards. On occasion I carry a Nikkor 500mm mirror lens or a Sigma 150 - 500 f5-6.3 zoom. I also carry odds and ends (compressed air, lens cleanser, Allen wrenches, cellphone, etc). For my underwater shots I used a Nikonos and small underwater digital camera.
Feedback
Travel, patience and partners who also like photography are all essentials in my opinion!

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