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TrueBlue July 07, 2015
This is stunning ! I so want to go there to shoot. I love your photos. They transport me !
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ellenellen July 08, 2015
Lovely photo. Great job .
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nina050 July 08, 2015
We just had this experience in March .... loved it and can't wait to go back! Great shot!
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nlhammondphotography July 10, 2015
Amazzzzzzzzzzzzzing shot!! Color, composition, clarity...Everything!
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SuzMDixon September 29, 2015
Stunning! I love the moving sand.
 
nandicmb October 13, 2015
Congratulations on your Contest Finalist win in Full Focus Photo Contest!
 
nandicmb October 13, 2015
......and Full Focus Contest Runner Up win!!
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carolcardillo October 13, 2015
Excellent. Congrats on your Awards!
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Wnuk January 19, 2016
Amazing
 
carmen2016 April 08, 2016
great picture, congrats
 
neekatj April 23, 2016
Awesome capture
 
ovosphotography June 01, 2016
well done!
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mcampi July 27, 2016
Awesome capture that place is magic
 
relentless_101 August 18, 2016
Nice shot. I have a shot like that from the same area.
 
MsJPhotography September 07, 2016
The sands of time! really awesome Photo!
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monicatavaresdossantos August 24, 2017
Fantastic shot!!
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pwop September 12, 2018
Stunning

Sand Falls in Antelope Canyon



Antelope Canyon, Page , Arizona
Antelope Canyon, Page , Arizona
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Contest Finalist in Worldscapes Photo Contest
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Contest Finalist in Canyons And Red Rocks Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Image of the Year Photo Contest by Snapfish
Contest Finalist in Full Focus Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Monthly Pro Vol 13 Photo Contest
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Behind The Lens

Location
Antelope Canyon, Page Arizona. This was one day of a whirlwind tour of the Southwest. including Zion National Park, Big Water, Utah, and Page, Arizona. It included a stop at Shash Dine, an eco-retreat on a Navajo Reservation. http://www.shashdine.com/ hosted by Paul and Baya Meehan. Hogans that Baya’s ancestors built are still standing. I spent 8 hours in the four different canyons shooting all day long. An exhausting, but exhilarating affair that paid off in some incredible images like this one.
Time
About 10 am.
Lighting
The guides are very aware of the light cast through the slot canyon above and did everything they could to time my arrival for the fleeting shafts of light. The day was a bit cloudy, but the sun came out just in time.
Equipment
A Nikon D800 with a Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 with a heavy Gitzo tripod. I shot at ISO 200 1.0 seconds f/7.1. It was taken in very tight qurters with lots of other photographers elbow-to-elbow that I had to keep out of the frame.
Inspiration
I've always loved the slot canyon photos. The wavy sinewy lines and the soft coral light. I was after a shot of the elusive Phantom, made popular by world-renowned photographer Peter Lik, who claims to have sold a photo from Antelope Canyon to a provate investor for $6.5 million dollars. I have a very similar photo here on Viewbug that I titled "$6.5 Million Photo", that is at least as good as Lik's. I'm still searching for that investor.
Editing
Yes, but very minimal. Using LightRoom, I adjusted the exposure, brought out the shadows, and adjusted the white balance. It is more nuance than brute force.
In my camera bag
My favorite lens is the Rokinon 14mm f/2.8. I didn't have that lens at the time, but I probably would have used it if I had it, it is great glass. I use it mostly for my landscapes and Milky Way photos.
Feedback
Actually, I wound up paying for repair of the Nikon 14-24 mm f/2.8 , which was a rental lens. The dust is a bear, but worse, I nicked the front coating against the walls of the canyon. It is a tight squeeze in some places. I took off the polarizer which I was using for protection, at the advice of the guide. I could have left it on and adjusted the exposure. Presumably, the f-stop, as any change to the one-second exposure would have altered the look of the flowing sand. I might not have recognized that at the time.

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