Ok, last photo of Antelope Valley I'll be posting. I'm hoping to do some hiking this weekend, but kind of concerned whether I can because of back problems. My doctor stated that a past injury has now left me with degenerative arthritis in my neck and back. I told the doctor that it will not keep me from hiking, just not carrying as much equipment. He said that if I keep hiking that I will sooner or later not be able to hike at all. My question to him was, would you rather never hike again, or hike till you can never hike again? He laughed and said, I guess you're going to do whatever you think you can handle and that someday they will have to come carry you off the trail. I said, NEVER RETREAT, NEVER SURRENDER!! I will always be hiking till the day they carry my dead body off the trail. Sorry for the dark subject, but I have to keep a positive mind set in order to battle all the pain I'm in. With that being said, HAPPY TRAILS TO YOU AND YOURS!!
Below is a little more information on Antelope Valley and Canyon that I got from the following website: http://www.usatourist.com/english/destinations/arizona/antelopecanyon/antelope-canyon-main.html
Antelope Canyon, Arizona
Antelope Canyon is a small but exquisitely beautiful geological formation in northern Arizona. It is not a national or state park and is often overlooked by many tourists visiting the area. It takes only an hour or two to see it all, but it is worth the time. Its unsurpassed beauty is breathtaking. It is a photographer's dream.
Antelope Canyon is located a few miles of east of Page, Arizona. Actually there are two antelope Canyon's located on either side of route 98. Upper Antelope Canyon and Lower Antelope Canyon are both owned by the Navajo Nation. Unfortunately, they charge separate entry fees of about $18 per person for each part of this attraction. Since the upper and lower canyons are very similar, you need visit only one.
Page Arizona is located on the Utah border of North Central Arizona. This small desert community is primarily known as the location of the Glen Canyon Dam and the gateway to the Lake Powell recreational area. It is about two hours from Monument Valley, two hours from the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, three hours from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, two hours from Zion National Park and four hours from Las Vegas.
The entrances to upper and lower Antelope Canyon are easy to miss. Only small signs along route 98 mark these attractions. They are located about five miles east of Page just before the great Navajo power generating plant. A small admissions booth and a parking lot are the only noticeable features in the desert landscape.
As you approach the Canyon on foot, it is almost unnoticeable from even a few meters distance. You see only a small crack in the rock at the bottom of a dry streambed. Closer inspection reveals a small metal ladder descending into the crack. It is barely wide enough for a person to squeeze through. A series of ladders and stairs takes you down into an unbelievably narrow canyon.
The sandstone bedrock has been intricately carved by the infrequent but often violent flow of water. It is sculpted into beautiful undulating curves and hollows that vary from one to three meters wide by up to 50 meters deep. The sunlight filtering down from above produces a myriad of soft colors and shadows. The effect is exquisitely beautiful. This is a photographer's wonderland.
You can follow the single passageway in this canyon for about a half a mile. Take your camera and plenty of film!
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Miguel82 (26541) 2012-05-03 9:32
Amazing colors in that cave
nice photo note
JFS (32459) 2012-05-03 10:01
Amazing view of Antelope Canyon, quite different to others i've seen on TE, I like it!
Bluejeans (64249) 2012-05-03 10:33
Ola Buddy ,
Maravilhoso este lugar e esculpido pela agua , as texturas e cores das paredes são fantásticas , bom uso da foto na vertical as pessoas dão uma boa noção de escala , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Janusz1974 (2824) 2012-05-03 10:34
Very special place. Vertical framing fits well. And you have really captured colours of stone well. People looking up gives idea of scale.
golus (2893) 2012-05-03 10:41
This is another great contribution regarding Antelope Valley. This time from a different POV and with the inclusion of human element. Shaded and lit areas are very well balanced and the effect of light formed marvellous colors and patterns. Ghostly humans under holy light seems so interesting and stirs mystic feelings. Another great work myfriend. Hope you will recover soon. Best wishes,
cornejo (35719) 2012-05-03 10:42
Hey Buddy, wonderful postcard with tourists taking pictures. Excellent and lovely composition very well done. With a good frame, sharpness, depth and color. Excellent and lovely work, well done, congratulations my friend. Tfs.
Good afternoon and happy weekend.
Seoonmie (97) 2012-05-03 11:07
Hi Buddy, what an amazing view! Your picture does it every justice. Looking at this really makes me want to go there. Adding the "ghosts" works very nicely, too.
Bergenphotos (2678) 2012-05-03 11:54
Be aware of this: You live in one of the most beautiful places on earth! I simply loved the diversity of California, and especially those inner areas with Yosemite and Mammoth Lakes. But I must say I also adore Antilope Canyon. Photographing there can be somewhat of a challenge, but if you first get a good one, it's probably a masterpiece. I find this a good picture. It seems to me that the quality could be better, but you capture a very difficult and creative shot. So all in all - well done!
marina7 (8055) 2012-05-03 12:04
Well, Buddy, they do look like ghosts. A bit scary thing especially in that red wall environment:))
A very famous place, nature is the most talented sculptor and here it shows to perfection. Great job, my compliments.
Jeppo (17645) 2012-05-03 12:37
the long exposure time created this phantom-like effect.
colours are burning and breathtaking as antelope canyon used us to!
Sonata11 (33697) 2012-05-03 13:46
Subsequent beautiful picture from Antelope Canyon. An amazingly beautiful hues of colors, of shadows, of light. This place is amazing. Wonderfully executed photo. I like you captured those people, Buddy. Perfectly well done.
Awesome!!! Thanks for sharing.
All the best and have a great afternoon,
Cricri (111309) 2012-05-04 0:18
Un autre POV de cette incroyable Antelope vallée, des formation et des couleurs fantastique, belle idée d'avoir inclus "les fantômes", ce qui donne une bonne évaluation échelle
Je vous souhaite un très bon rétablissement
marcan44 (6301) 2012-05-04 10:44
fantastica foto che testimonia i luoghi selvaggi di questo Canyon.
Bravo ad inserire le figure umane per il senso delle proporzioni.
Perfetto equilibrio delle luci.
Have a nice day
Didi (59018) 2012-05-04 14:09
Strange ghost character :)
Very interesting colours.
Greetings from Orleans France
milad_abazari (1648) 2012-05-12 11:14
Very beautiful image and great composition with good lighting.
abmdsudi (46784) 2012-05-19 3:14
Sensational view with light beams penetrate through the opening offerring great abstract quality, shapes, forms and outstanding colour. Compositionally it is superb, but what is even more impressive is your absolutely brilliant handling of the exposure and dynamic range. Fantastic abstract view as the light makes this subtle and intricate. Well done Buddy!.
ikeharel (62829) 2012-07-17 8:36
I see you had met nice ladies in the beautiful canyon, Buddy...
The known place has a majestic red/brown/purpke tones.
Your POV show good light collected, and depth with superb sharpness.
kim_gwan (418) 2013-01-04 4:26
Excellent Color Buddy.
It gives me a overwhelming experience. Great composition and POV.