michaelmarcoux PRO+
michaelmarcoux

Blue Sky Slot



Views

15687

Likes

Awards

Top Shot Award
Contest Finalist in Our Natural Planet Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Magnificent Canyons Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Symmetry In Nature Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in 80 Stays Around the World Photo Contest
Runner Up in Composing with Textures Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Composing with Textures Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Composing with Patterns Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Monthly Pro Vol 28 Photo Contest
Featured
People's Choice in Your best point of view shot Photo Challenge
Member Selection Award
Winner in Textures in Nature Photo Challenge
Contest Finalist in Landscapes With Textures Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Covers Photo Contest Vol 33
  View more
Peer Award
Superb Composition
Absolute Masterpiece
Top Choice
Outstanding Creativity
Magnificent Capture
JessyKaiser Byronfairphotography SportsNut50 richarddoney jevgenijscolokov robsy1965 Elbereth +57
All Star
WolfEyesPhotography efimbirenbaum erenkufi Terry_Gunderson sallyG11 ritaisabel bb676 +31
Superior Skill
cindycooperhouser WendyAWilliamsphotography randyblack SLAP FeatherstonePhotography michellemace Katnott +25
Genius
andreameyer JayneBug Mac177 Alinna Kavak Olgz princess1 +10
Virtuoso
theamazingexposure kaitlyn_briggs AyresImages SVPhotos MileHighMulli Itchyfeet84

Emotions

Impressed
pallenTh1 sdyamashiro BenZin allen jeffsgarris staceestracnerseverino allengaydos +3

Submitted to Photo Contests

Top ClassTM

Travel Photo Contest 2019Top 20 class week 5
Travel Photo Contest 2019Top 20 class month 1
Travel Photo Contest 2019Top 20 class week 3
Look Up Photo ContestTop 20 class
Look Up Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Travel Photo Contest 2019Top 20 class week 2
Travel Photo Contest 2019Top 20 class week 1
Exposures Marketplace ProjectTop 10 class
Exposures Marketplace ProjectTop 10 class week 1
Creative Visions Photo ContestTop 10 class
Creative Visions Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
artFix Exhibition ProjectTop 10 class
artFix Exhibition ProjectTop 10 class week 1
Favorite Travel Memory Photo ContestTop 10 class
Favorite Travel Memory Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Favorite Travel Memory Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Change Of Seasons Photo ContestTop 10 class
Textures Photo Contest Speed SeriesTop 10 class
Change Of Seasons Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Wild Cliffs Photo ContestTop 10 class
Wild Cliffs Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
An Unforgettable Adventure Photo ContestTop 10 class
The Swag ProjectTop 10 class
The Swag ProjectTop 10 class week 1
Creative Landscapes Photo Contest vol3Top 10 class
Creative Landscapes Photo Contest vol3Top 10 class week 1
Textures Around Us Photo ContestTop 10 class
The Wonders of the World Photo ContestTop 10 class
The Wonders of the World Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
ViewBug Photography Awards 2018Top 10 class
ViewBug Photography Awards 2018Top 10 class week 2
ViewBug Photography Awards 2018Top 10 class week 1
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 6Top 10 class
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 6Top 10 class week 1
The Colors Photo ContestTop 10 class
The Colors Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Travel Photography ProjectTop 10 class
Travel Photography ProjectTop 10 class week 1
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 5Top 10 class
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 5Top 10 class week 1
Unique Sceneries Photo ContestTop 10 class
Unique Sceneries Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Unique Sceneries Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Creative Landscapes Photo Contest vol2Top 10 class
Creative Landscapes Photo Contest vol2Top 10 class week 2
Creative Landscapes Photo Contest vol2Top 10 class week 1
The Nature Lover Photo ContestTop 10 class
The Nature Lover Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
The Nature Lover Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Stunning POV Photo ContestTop 10 class
Stunning POV Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
World Photography Day Photo Contest 2018Top 10 class
World Photography Day Photo Contest 2018Top 10 class week 2
Stunning POV Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Boulders And Rocks Photo ContestTop 10 class
World Photography Day Photo Contest 2018Top 10 class week 1
Boulders And Rocks Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 4Top 10 class
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 4Top 10 class week 3
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 4Top 10 class week 2
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 4Top 10 class week 1
Unique Locations Photo ContestTop 10 class
It Is Red Photo ContestTop 10 class
The Magic Of Editing Photo ContestTop 30 class
A Place of Worship Photo ContestTop 20 class
The Magic Of Editing Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
A Place of Worship Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
A Place of Worship Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Fill The Frame Photo ContestTop 10 class
Everything Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class
Everything Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
The Talent AwardsTop 10 class
The Emerging Talent AwardsTop 10 class
Long Exposure Experiments Photo ContestTop 20 class
Long Exposure Experiments Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Compositions 101 Photo Contest vol4Top 10 class
Compositions 101 Photo Contest vol4Top 10 class week 3
Our Natural Planet Photo ContestTop 10 class
Our Natural Planet Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Compositions 101 Photo Contest vol4Top 10 class week 2
ViewBug Photography AwardsTop 10 class
ViewBug Photography AwardsTop 10 class week 1
Compositions 101 Photo Contest vol4Top 10 class week 1
Once Upon A Time Photo ContestTop 10 class
Once Upon A Time Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Magnificent Canyons Photo ContestTop 10 class
Magnificent Canyons Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 3Top 10 class
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 3Top 10 class week 2
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 3Top 10 class week 1
Fish Eye And Wide Angle Photo ContestTop 10 class
Fish Eye And Wide Angle Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Fall 2017 Photo ContestTop 10 class
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 3Top 10 class
Fall 2017 Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 3Top 10 class week 2
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 3Top 10 class week 1
Creative Compositions Photo Contest Vol4Top 10 class
Creative Compositions Photo Contest Vol4Top 10 class week 1
Amazing Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class
Amazing Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Natural Landscapes Photo ContestTop 10 class
Rocks And Boulders Photo ContestTop 10 class
World Photography Day Photo ContestTop 10 class
Rocks And Boulders Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
World Photography Day Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Natural Landscapes Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
World Photography Day Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Natural Landscapes Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Long Exposure In Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class
Rugged Landscapes Photo ContestTop 10 class
Rugged Landscapes Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Curves And Compositions Photo ContestTop 10 class
Compositions 101 Photo Contest vol3Top 10 class
Curves And Compositions Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Compositions 101 Photo Contest vol3Top 10 class week 2
Rugged Landscapes Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Compositions 101 Photo Contest vol3Top 10 class week 1
Covers Photo Contest Vol 39Top 10 class
Centered Compositions Photo ContestTop 10 class
Covers Photo Contest Vol 39Top 10 class week 2
Centered Compositions Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Symmetry In Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class
Covers Photo Contest Vol 39Top 10 class week 1
Symmetry In Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class week 3
Centered Compositions Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Symmetry In Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Symmetry In Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
80 Stays Around the World Photo ContestTop 10 class
80 Stays Around the World Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Covers Photo Contest Vol 38Top 10 class
Covers Photo Contest Vol 38Top 10 class week 1
Earth Day 2017 Photo ContestTop 10 class
Earth Day 2017 Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Earth Day 2017 Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Nature And Patterns Photo ContestTop 10 class
Nature And Patterns Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Showcase Abstraction Photo ContestTop 10 class
Nature And Patterns Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Showcase Abstraction Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Showcase Abstraction Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Social Exposure Photo Contest Vol 7Top 10 class
Covers Photo Contest Vol 37Top 10 class
Low Vantage Point Photo ContestTop 10 class
Social Exposure Photo Contest Vol 7Top 10 class week 1
Covers Photo Contest Vol 37Top 10 class week 2
Low Vantage Point Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
Covers Photo Contest Vol 37Top 10 class week 1
Low Vantage Point Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Desert Views Photo ContestTop 10 class
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 2Top 10 class
Desert Views Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 2Top 10 class week 2
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 2Top 10 class week 1
Wide Angle In Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class
HDR Beautiful Shots Photo ContestTop 10 class
HDR Beautiful Shots Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Wide Angle In Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Composing with Textures Photo ContestTop 10 class
Unforgettable Landscapes Photo Contest by ZenfolioTop 10 class
Covers Photo Contest Vol 36Top 10 class
Composing with Patterns Photo ContestTop 10 class
I Love Photography Photo ContestTop 10 class
Monthly Pro Vol 29 Photo ContestTop 20 class
I Love Photography Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Unforgettable Landscapes Photo Contest by ZenfolioTop 10 class week 3
Covers Photo Contest Vol 36Top 10 class week 1
Monthly Pro Vol 29 Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Composing with Textures Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Composing with Patterns Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Long Exposure Games Photo ContestTop 10 class
Creative Compositions Photo Contest Vol3Top 10 class
Unforgettable Landscapes Photo Contest by ZenfolioTop 10 class week 2
Monthly Pro Vol 29 Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Long Exposure Games Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Creative Compositions Photo Contest Vol3Top 10 class week 1
Around the World Photo Contest By DiscoveryTop 10 class
Call Of The Wild Photo ContestTop 10 class
Unforgettable Landscapes Photo Contest by ZenfolioTop 10 class week 1
Around the World Photo Contest By DiscoveryTop 10 class week 1
Call Of The Wild Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 2Top 10 class
Composing With Symmetry Photo ContestTop 10 class
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 2Top 10 class week 1
Colorful Landscapes Photo ContestTop 10 class
Above Or Below Photo ContestTop 10 class
Colorful Landscapes Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Above Or Below Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Colorful Landscapes Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Above Or Below Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Covers Photo Contest Vol 35Top 10 class
The Creative Landscape Photo ContestTop 10 class
Covers Photo Contest Vol 35Top 10 class week 1
The Creative Landscape Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Monthly Pro Vol 28 Photo ContestTop 10 class
Monthly Pro Vol 28 Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
The Creative Landscape Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Covers Photo Contest Vol 34Top 10 class
Covers Photo Contest Vol 34Top 10 class week 2
Monthly Pro Vol 27 Photo ContestTop 20 class
Image of the Year Photo Contest 2016Top 10 class
Covers Photo Contest Vol 34Top 10 class week 1
Monthly Pro Vol 27 Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Image of the Year Photo Contest 2016Top 10 class week 1
Monthly Pro Vol 27 Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Your Point Of View Photo ContestTop 10 class
Your Point Of View Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Stunning Landscapes Photo Contest by NPLTop 10 class
Enter The Void Photo ContestTop 10 class
Social Exposure Photo Contest Vol 6Top 10 class
Stunning Landscapes Photo Contest by NPLTop 10 class week 1
Dramatic Light In Nature Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
Social Exposure Photo Contest Vol 6Top 10 class week 2
Enter The Void Photo ContestTop 20 class month 1
Your Point Of View Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
ViewBug HQ Photo Contest 2016Top 30 class
Coast Or Inland Photo ContestTop 10 class
Dramatic Light In Nature Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Social Exposure Photo Contest Vol 6Top 10 class week 1
Enter The Void Photo ContestTop 10 class week 3
Coast Or Inland Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 1Top 10 class
Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 15Top 10 class
Enter The Void Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Coast Or Inland Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 1Top 10 class week 2
Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 15Top 10 class week 2
Enter The Void Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 1Top 30 class week 1
Covers Photo Contest Vol 33Top 10 class
Clash Of The Premiums Photo ContestTop 10 class
Clash Of The Premiums Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Covers Photo Contest Vol 33Top 10 class week 2
Clash Of The Premiums Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Covers Photo Contest Vol 33Top 10 class week 1

Categories


57 Comments | Report
rbanker
 
rbanker November 21, 2016
Great shot!
michaelmarcoux PRO+
michaelmarcoux November 23, 2016
thanks, much appreciated
MohammadAzarshin
 
MohammadAzarshin November 21, 2016
cool
jneo_
 
jneo_ November 21, 2016
Sick shot!
Jbarre
 
Jbarre November 24, 2016
beautiful shot!
eelcovanroden PRO+
 
eelcovanroden November 25, 2016
Congratulations on a great Challenge Win!
LuciaH PRO
 
LuciaH November 26, 2016
Beautiful photo !!! Congratulations on your award !
loveMustangs
 
loveMustangs December 02, 2016
awesome shot!!! oops I thought it was Antelope canyon...learn something new every day. Congrats!
FredBlundell PRO+
 
FredBlundell December 03, 2016
Superb artistry!
Treecy Premium
 
Treecy December 13, 2016
Beautiful- congrats
eelcovanroden PRO+
 
eelcovanroden December 13, 2016
Congratulations on another Challenge Win!
Caustin17
 
Caustin17 December 13, 2016
Beautiful and Awsome!
juleznz
 
juleznz January 24, 2017
Fantastic
MaxCooper67
 
MaxCooper67 February 02, 2017
It's incredible how much it looks like soft striated ribbon even though it's solid rock...
garymintz PRO
 
garymintz February 04, 2017
Cool colors, thanks for sharing
MarioPeneck
 
MarioPeneck February 07, 2017
Amazing composition!
Steve_PFB PRO+
 
Steve_PFB March 04, 2017
Fantastic shot
vidhinangia
 
vidhinangia March 05, 2017
love the shot!
nornots PRO
 
nornots March 16, 2017
Super
tashka
 
tashka March 19, 2017
amazing composition
Eramanst PRO+
 
Eramanst March 20, 2017
fantastic viewing seems unreal
maureenrueffer
 
maureenrueffer March 26, 2017
Fabulous image
RMacVicar
 
RMacVicar April 01, 2017
Absolutely Beautiful!! Can't wait to go there
loripeterson
 
loripeterson April 12, 2017
Great shot! Wonderful composition!
mere5oh
 
mere5oh April 12, 2017
This is so amazing!
FredericMONIN PRO
 
FredericMONIN April 13, 2017
Magnifique composition et processing !!!
touchofnature
 
touchofnature May 18, 2017
Stunning!
Badskwrl PRO
 
Badskwrl May 29, 2017
Perfect contrast. Well done.
RubenSeca
 
RubenSeca June 29, 2017
Lovely composition!!!
Rymanhouse
 
Rymanhouse August 03, 2017
Amazing
Alfredo_Jose PRO+
 
Alfredo_Jose August 07, 2017
Stunning photo, pure art!
kyleschweitzer PRO+
 
kyleschweitzer August 16, 2017
Spectacular!
lindsaytaylor
 
lindsaytaylor September 18, 2017
This is absolutely beautiful! It reminds me of a painting I saw once
Imif256
 
Imif256 November 25, 2017
Wow
hometheatrehead
 
hometheatrehead November 25, 2017
I can't stop staring at it. It's mesmerizing!
frankhayes
 
frankhayes November 29, 2017
This is hypnotic, I could be lost in this photograph for hours.
tamaraluan
 
tamaraluan December 05, 2017
Desert in motion!
irisheyes PRO
 
irisheyes December 08, 2017
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
irisheyes PRO
 
irisheyes December 08, 2017
We are going to Utah in April. Is this in Utah?
FruzsinaGBerkes
 
FruzsinaGBerkes December 09, 2017
I Love the contrast between the blue and the orange, itโ€™s mesmerizing, took me a few minutes to scroll over your photo. Congrats for this beautiful capture!
craffkind
 
craffkind January 22, 2018
Wow!
CodyLHallPhoto PRO
 
CodyLHallPhoto February 04, 2018
Love the colors here!
Djacqu
 
Djacqu March 03, 2018
Love the softness of something so hard!
_sarahs__photography
 
_sarahs__photography June 04, 2018
Beautiful shot of Antelope Canyon. Stunning
duanemaki PRO+
 
duanemaki June 08, 2018
Very cool!! I love the way you composed it capturing the natural lines!
Ibraheem_ALSinjlawi
 
Ibraheem_ALSinjlawi June 09, 2018
Nice one !
GayleLucci PRO+
 
GayleLucci June 11, 2018
Great skill in getting this image.
Harrowwoman
 
Harrowwoman June 15, 2018
Surreal
IreneNo PRO+
 
IreneNo June 17, 2018
Absolutely incredibly stunning.
Nostroboy PRO+
 
Nostroboy July 13, 2018
Just outstanding frame !
yahyabahmei
 
yahyabahmei August 08, 2018
Love it
lisapearlman PRO+
 
lisapearlman August 09, 2018
Gorgeous composition! Love how the sky is framed by the curves of the canyon! Great texture & pattern! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ’™
maxparisot PRO+
 
maxparisot October 04, 2018
magnifiqe
robergarci PRO
 
robergarci December 08, 2018
Excelente composicion de lineas y equilibrio de masas
russlopez PRO+
 
russlopez December 17, 2018
like the lines, and of course the colors!
erinmcnulty
 
erinmcnulty Mar 05
This is insane!!
Byronfairphotography PRO+
 
Absolutely beautiful
Martin_Simpson PRO+
 
Wow this is stunning

Same photographer See all

Discover more photos See all

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken at Lower Antelope Canyon
Time
When I arrived at the slots I was quite disappointed to learn that I would have to wait for a photo tour leaving at 2:20 pm as I had been hoping for something around noon to get more light. But as it turned out, when you are taking shots that include the sky, the light is better in the later afternoon as there are fewer spots with harsh, direct sunlight. This shot was taken about 3 pm.
Lighting
Patches of direct sunlight tend to blow out that area of the shot and are best avoided. Shooting shots that include the top of the slots is best done later in the day.
Equipment
I used a Nikon D7200, a Nikon 10-24 wide angle lens and of course a tripod since I was doing HDR
Inspiration
I had been to the slots before and taken some shots that I like but this time I wanted to try getting the sky into the photos and so I tried HDR. I was lucky enough to get some cloud in the sky which added some welcome detail.
Editing
I did 9 bracket HDR which seems to be necessary to get everything into the photos, as well as some sharpening and adjusting saturation.
In my camera bag
I've been slowly collecting lenses and usually try to bring my Nikon 10-24 wide angle, 105 mm macro, and 55-300 mm My 600 mm is too heavy to lug around so it's saved for specific shots.
Feedback
For inside shots that don't include the sky it might be better to go near noon for maximum light but even then harsh direct sun on the rock can spoil some shots. I prefer later in the day even in late fall.

See more amazing photos, Follow michaelmarcoux