Good morning, we didn’t get to do our usual weekend hiking trip this time because we babysit our granddaughter, which was fantastic. She is so sweet and beautiful and loves to ham it up in front of a camera. She’s only 15 months old and she’s already potty trained and knows more sign language then I do. Not bad for a 15 month old child. Anyway, I went through some of my archives and found our 2009 road trip to Nevada, Arizona, and Utah, where I was learning how to use my daughter’s new camera. She was so worried I was going to lose it or accidently break it. Kind of funny, cause that’s what we used to say to her when she was a kid using our stuff. Sort of a full circle thing I guess.
Hope your find this week’s photo’s enjoyable and informative. Have a great week everyone………………….Buddy
Information below can be found at the following website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antelope_Canyon
Antelope Canyon is the most-visited and most-photographed slot canyon in the American Southwest. It is located on Navajo land near Page, Arizona. Antelope Canyon includes two separate, photogenic slot canyon sections, referred to individually as Upper Antelope Canyon or The Crack; and Lower Antelope Canyon or The Corkscrew.
The Navajo name for Upper Antelope Canyon is Tsé bighánílíní, which means "the place where water runs through rocks." Lower Antelope Canyon is Hazdistazí (advertised as "Hasdestwazi" by the Navajo Parks and Recreation Department), or "spiral rock arches." Both are located within the LeChee Chapter of the Navajo Nation.
Antelope Canyon was formed by erosion of Navajo Sandstone, primarily due to flash flooding and secondarily due to other sub-aerial processes. Rainwater, especially during monsoon season, runs into the extensive basin above the slot canyon sections, picking up speed and sand as it rushes into the narrow passageways. Over time the passageways are eroded away, making the corridors deeper and smoothing hard edges in such a way as to form characteristic 'flowing' shapes in the rock.
Flooding in the canyon still occurs. A flood occurred on October 30, 2006 that lasted 36 hours, and caused the Tribal Park Authorities to close Lower Antelope Canyon for five months.
Antelope Canyon is a popular location for photographers and sightseers, and a source of tourism business for the Navajo Nation. It has been accessible by permit only since 1997, when the Navajo Tribe made it a Navajo Tribal Park. Photography within the canyons is difficult due to the wide exposure range (often 10 EV or more) made by light reflecting off the canyon walls.
Upper Antelope Canyon
Upper Antelope Canyon is called Tsé bighánílíní, "the place where water runs through rocks" by the Navajo. It is the most frequently visited by tourists, due to two considerations. First, its entrance and entire length are at ground level, requiring no climbing. Second, beams (shafts of direct sunlight radiating down from openings in the top of the canyon) are much more common in Upper than in Lower. Beams occur most often in the summer months, as they require the sun to be high in the sky. Winter colors are a little more muted like the photo displayed here. Summer months provide two types of lighting. Light beams start to peek into the canyon March 15 and disappear October 7 each year.
Lower Antelope Canyon
Lower Antelope Canyon, called Hazdistazí, or "spiral rock arches" by the Navajo, is located a few kilometers away. Prior to the installation of metal stairways, visiting the canyon required climbing along pre-installed ladders in certain areas. Even following the installation of stairways, it is a more difficult hike than Upper Antelope—it is longer, narrower in spots, and even footing is not available in all areas. At the end, the climb out requires several flights of stairs.
Despite these limitations, Lower Antelope Canyon draws a considerable number of photographers, though casual sightseers are much less common there than in Upper.
The lower canyon is in the shape of a "V" and shallower than the Upper Antelope. Lighting is better in the early hours and late afternoon.
Inside Lower Antelope Canyon
Antelope Canyon is visited exclusively through guided tours, in part because rains during monsoon season can quickly flood the canyon. Rain does not have to fall on or near the Antelope Canyon slots for flash floods to whip through, as rain falling dozens of miles away 'upstream' of the canyons can funnel into them with little prior notice. On August 12, 1997, eleven tourists, including seven from France, one from the United Kingdom, one from Sweden and two from the United States, were killed in Lower Antelope Canyon by a flash flood. Very little rain fell at the site that day, but an earlier thunderstorm had dumped a large amount of water into the canyon basin, seven miles upstream. The lone survivor of the flood was tour guide Francisco "Poncho" Quintana, who had prior swift-water training. At the time, the ladder system consisted of amateur-built wood ladders that were swept away by the flash flood. Today, ladder systems have been bolted in place, and deployable cargo nets are installed at the top of the canyon. At the fee booth, a NOAA Weather Radio from the National Weather Service and an alarm horn are stationed.
Entry to Antelope Canyon is restricted to guided tours led by authorized guides.
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lousat (64295) 2012-04-30 8:48
Hi Buddy,spectacular corner,perfect to create an abstract peinture like your! Magnificent result whit beautiful colors and details and very good light management,a very very nice catch-eye,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano.
Noel_Byrne (13436) 2012-04-30 8:56
Beautiful colors and sweeping curves, and the management of light is briliant. Excellent note too, thank you.
golus (2893) 2012-04-30 9:00
You've found a jewel in your archieve. A very interesting abstract composition with beautiful lighting that forms impressive patterns and textures. The colors are amazing. I like it very much and it goes to my favorites directly. Thanks for sharing. Best wishes,
Jeppo (17635) 2012-04-30 9:02
stunning colours and light for this incredible canyon!
the wind shaped rocky walls are so fascinating and offer a great inspiration for different kind of shots
ikeharel (44125) 2012-04-30 9:05
This canyon is the most photographed canyon on TE, Buddy, and the truth is it worth every angel taken by any camera.
Fabulous colors, outlines and light play upon.
cornejo (22590) 2012-04-30 9:40
Hey Buddy, excellent photo inside of this interesting place with a wonderful light, very good sharpness and framing. Excellent and lovely job very well done, congratulations my friend. Tfs.
Good afternoon and happy start to the week.
Best regards and best wishes.
HimalAnda (6950) 2012-04-30 10:20
I hope I can see that place in the future because it is very photogenic.
Congratulations for this nice picture because I guess it was not easy to manage the exposure.
Miguel82 (14530) 2012-04-30 11:11
This is a superb picture buddy
Zengi001 (2283) 2012-04-30 12:01
Very artistic shot! I like the usage of light, shadows, lines and curves..
Vey well done,
rbassin (13385) 2012-04-30 12:20
Les couleurs sont splendides, bel effet de la lumière sur la roche.
speedymanu (3485) 2012-04-30 13:13
Your composition has a nice abstract touch with those criss crossing lines in the textures. The lighting is delicate and enhances the beauty of this location.
Thanks for sharing,
ourania (18738) 2012-04-30 13:25
a fascinating vertical frame with beautiful shapes, superbly lit, offering an enticing impression. I love the way the light plays on the marvellous coloured shapes and textures, the shades are mesmerising too. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a good month,
Sonata11 (31253) 2012-04-30 20:16
Very interesting and amazingly beautiful, spectacular shot of this place. Great time recording of beautiful hues of fabulous colors in Antelope Canyon.
Awesome work and fantastic composition. My congrats for this fabulous captured of this marvellous moment. Super photo job. I love it a lot.
Best regards and have great day,
Ps. it is scare me the size of sago palm*20 feet wide ?-wow!!!* I have tree on my backyard. What I'm going to do later? I don't have idea, hehehe
danos (78144) 2012-05-01 0:31
nice the view of the place with the Antelope canyon to really be an eye catching for everyone and especially for a photographer.I like this rare colour tints on the rocks as your informative note about it as your granddaughter too,
Regards from Athens,Danos
SnapRJW (23724) 2012-05-01 1:03
Hello Buddy - I would love the opportunity to see this natural wonder and I don't think anybody gets tired of seeing photographs of it. This is a fine vertical composition where the shapes and details are well defined. Personally, I think the shot is a little overexposed as the detail in the very brightest areas of the shot have been lost. It might be an idea to drop down about 1/2-1stop in your editing (do you work with RAW files) and lessen the contrast slightly. Just my thoughts, I recognise the tricky light where the contrast is difficult to manage. A lovely abstract image nonetheless. Warm regards rosemary
Kitty_the_Wild (1169) 2012-05-01 2:08
A good work of depth and sharpness, the lines of the purple stones give a 3D image of this geological wonder. A very particular light.
jhm (128091) 2012-05-01 2:34
We see here a wonderful game between light and colors.
Truly, you use excellent light management between the rocks.
Excellent presentation, lovely composition.
Very well done, TFS.
kabel (1257) 2012-05-01 6:46
Hello Buddy, a fantastic image of the slot canyon in a difficult place to capture an image. Very strong contrasts indeed. The canon rebel has a white balance setting. The vertical format works well to highlight the lines and angles of the canyon walls.
Have a great day,
Tigerlily (2413) 2012-05-01 7:52
Fantasic shot,nice angle to let the wonderful colour and light shine throgh..the colour and lines are superb. Excellent introductnion.
Have a great day, my frined from California:-D
Gigidusud (10314) 2012-05-01 14:14
Fantastic shot of this beautiful canyon with nice colors and splendid light.Great framing.I like it!
Bravo cher ami!
PaulVDV (17333) 2012-05-01 14:23
A real beauty of nature!
Both colour and shape.
Fantastic capture with all those reddish, pink and purple tones.
Best regards, Paul
worldcitizen (5629) 2012-05-01 15:19
This spot has been photographed many times, but every view is unique and different. I like your vertical presentation. The lighting and textures of the canyon walls are beautiful. I can tell that the rays of sun were really bright, but you handled them well.
brianmcc (5828) 2012-05-01 15:33
this is a fascinating composition. the portrait format works perfectly. the colours are superb and the light coming through the gaps in the rock is wonderful. it helps display the layers in the rock superbly well.
aliabazari (10282) 2012-05-01 21:27
This very beautiful picture with excellent lighting box and packing. The red tunnel and much loved.
Silvio1953 (105653) 2012-05-02 0:38
Ciao Buddy, splendid light in a fantastic canyon, beautiful composition with wonderful colors, like an abstract painting, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Cricri (92267) 2012-05-02 4:58
Très belle trouvaille dans vos archives!! spectaculaire la forme et les couleurs de ces roches comme une oeuvre d'art, une note longue mais intéressante, compliment
delpeoples (48690) 2012-05-03 3:24
Hi dear Buddy
Oooh you've pulled a real treasure out of your archives. Despite the fact that it was taken in 2009, the quality is still really good. Love the textures and plays of light and shade. This cave is absolutely awesome (there are some other particularly good shots of it here by Waylim and others too) and is definitely on my Bucket List.
Thanks for sharing this beautiful photo with us, have a great day
Yiannis84 (2824) 2012-05-03 7:44
A fascinating compostion full of colors, light & atmosphere..i really like how you framed the scene and the extremely fine clarity & shaprness..very impressive job, well composed and well seen
eldancer1 (20850) 2012-05-04 13:45
We must have the guide while touring the Antelop Canyon, this is almost the exact spot I took one of my pics of the canyon. Love the colors and great lighting. Good dof with sharp details. Very well done, tfs.
(I had almost 100 empty frames to get a photo of that one swallow! Just got lucky!)
adores (30855) 2012-05-07 17:08
This place is always impressive! The rocks seem to be formed by layers. Colours and textures are really nice here and the light seems magical! Good pov!
SWEETFREEDOM (19936) 2012-05-07 22:38
Amazing nature, great colors and p.o.v.
Great place to take picture.
kennyblack (4207) 2012-05-09 11:45
Quiet stand is a place I would love, visit. I 've already seen in several photos and is always beautiful to behold. The colors are a red color that seems so strange and artificial. You captured with beautiful curves which allow to filter the outside light and perpendicular lines that make it fabulous. You did a great job. Thanks for having shared.
The best regards, have a nice evening ... Marino
kiks (11601) 2012-05-10 4:17
Wow... this is a great one of this famous Canyon. LOve the sotness of the rock contrasting with the strong colors.
siudzi (27779) 2012-05-18 13:03
Wow! What an amazing visual effect created by rock formation and wonderful lighting here. Unique and eye-catching work. Thanks for sharing.
serp2000 (33225) 2012-05-24 19:52
Great shot! It reminds me the red stone rocks in Jordan Petra. The same colours, the same structure. Excellent cropped photo, attractive composition and very informative note.
Greetings from Ural, Russia!
I hope to visit California sometime.
francio64 (38254) 2012-06-21 12:23
ottimo taglio verticale che ben mostra le armoniose forme delle pareti di questo meraviglioso canyon.
Ottima la resa cromatica.
Well done and TFS!
marabu61 (5879) 2012-07-06 14:41
Just wow, this is a wonderful picture. The colors of the rocks complete each other beautifully.
VarthDader (336) 2012-07-09 9:24
Love the multitude of colours and lines on the rocks. The exposure is perfect too. Wonderful sharpness and level of detail.
Bluejeans (64243) 2012-07-10 5:24
Ola Buddy ,
Fantásticas estas rochas escavadas pela agua ,tem umas formas e cores lindas , sem duvida um local a visitar , boa luz , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
- Copyright: Buddy Denmark (PecoBud) (3824)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-05-29
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
- Exposure: f/22
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-04-30 8:46
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