Antelope Slot Canyon is close to Lake Powell, Page in Arizona. The canyon fall within the Navajo Nation and trips are arranged by the Navajos. The accessibility of the upper canyon means that it is a popular one to visit.
The canyon is formed by erosion of the Navajo sandstone during flash floods. Beams of light flood in through openings in the roof of the canyon.
The canyon is very busy with groups of tourists and extremely narrow in places so it is almost impossible to use a tripod so I resorted to hand held. There are times when photographic tours can be booked and tripods are encouraged and even available to hire. Unfortunately they were fully booked when we were there. Nevertheless, the walk through the canyon and back was a very memorable experience so I wanted to share one of my pictures with you. I have not enhanced the colours although added a little contrast and sharpening.
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quillo (11850) 2011-06-04 1:09
Un detalle muy hermoso de color y luz del "Antelope Slot Canyon" sorprende que en la naturaleza hayan lugares tan especiales.
Saludos amiga Ann.
PaulVDV (28299) 2011-06-04 1:18
Here we see nature as an excellent artist!
Beautiful capture of the many eroded lines ranging from dark blue to vivid red.
Best regards, Paul
bayno (18344) 2011-06-04 1:27
Hi Ann, excellent composition, beautiful colors and interesting the note. Good weekend
krzychu30 (15512) 2011-06-04 1:53
what a stunning composition.Actually,it´s hard to find the right words describing beauty of this scene.Amazing how different colors are developing from dark and cool shades till warm colors.It´s really spectacular and unique composition.Well done!
Have a nice weekend
MJR (3360) 2011-06-04 2:22
A gorgeous colour combination, ( that is nature's hand, I know ) but well seen and recorded. The framing makes for interest, as the eye is led up and around the corner - to where ? The shadows around the lower edges are big enough to create drama, without being too big to intrude. Lovely photo !
rbassin (22659) 2011-06-04 2:31
Une très belle prise de vue, le dégradé de couleurs et la structure de la roche, sous l'effet de la lumière, sont somptueux.
SnapRJW (31629) 2011-06-04 2:31
Good Morning Ann - This is beautiful; I realise it is a picture of rock but to me it looks like a flowing fall of soft silk fabric. The light is very good throwing the detail of the rock surface into relief. The colours are also very attractive with a great range of tones throughout. For me, this is one of your best. Enjoy the weekend Rosemary
besnard (56130) 2011-06-04 2:46
Une superbe prise très élégante tant par les formes que par les couleurs.
Merci pour le partage et bon week-end.
livermore (1631) 2011-06-04 3:34
Voilà une photo très poétique où se dégage une ambiance de sérénité.
Magnifique dégradé de couleur.
Très beau cliché.
francio64 (39888) 2011-06-04 3:40
forme sinuose e colori magici su questo particolare del Canyon.
Bluejeans (64251) 2011-06-04 4:31
Ola Ann ,
Esta tua foto vertical está linda tem umas cores magnificas , bom enquadramento da foto , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Bartleby (13552) 2011-06-04 5:07
wow, Antelope canyon definitely is every photographer's dream! On my to-do to-see to-photograph list for sure! It's pretty cool for a hand held shot. The gradient in the colors are eye-catching and the vertical frame works well here I think.
tyro (24414) 2011-06-04 6:03
This is a stunning and almost abstract photograph. The colours are superb and all the more so because you say you have done no other manipulation to this shot other than a slight increase in conrast and some sharpening.
A very interesting and informative note too. I have just had a look on Google Images and there appears to be an enormous number of pictures of this place (though none so good as this!).
You have also managed the light extremely well, upping the camera's ISO to 800 and using a wide aperture.
sacimar (26205) 2011-06-04 6:18
I´ve seen different pictures of this place, but yours is excellent, color and textures of the rock are impressive, great composition, congratulations!
npecanhuk (74932) 2011-06-04 6:47
That place certainly offers infinite possibilities for superb pictures and you surely found a very good one!!!
It's original and it's so beautiful!
Special regards to the vertical format, exposure, colors and composition!
TFS - congrats,
Silvio1953 (140991) 2011-06-04 7:09
Ciao Ann, fantastic light on amazing place, wonderful colors, superb composition, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
Nicou (140194) 2011-06-04 7:28
Merveilleus eiamge et compo superbe quel rendu sur la roche ces courbes ces lumières cette doucuere avec ce dégradé de couleur, grandisoe.
Bravo et amitié
sabermonajati (11189) 2011-06-04 8:12
astonishing light and form you captured.
Didi (60588) 2011-06-04 9:15
Interesting game with colours lights, very nice abstract sharp composition.
COSTANTINO (64268) 2011-06-04 9:18
I red your notes which were very useful
and interesting,here the imagination
and the inspiration go together
artistic shot for an excibition
amazing how the colors are developing
from the dark
have a nice week end
Ninello52 (7576) 2011-06-04 9:18
I had seen pictures of this beautiful canyon in all colors, especially red tones, but never with the purple! I find it simply amazing! Beautiful shades of shadows!
Best Regards, Nino.
abmdsudi (53105) 2011-06-04 10:06
Magnificently composed image. I am just awestruck by this picture, love the textures and the different sensational colors cast by the light source. Feel like psychotherapy looking at it! what an extravaganza of shapes, pattern and textures, fabulous is every aspect. A wonderul opportunity and so well taken! Amazing, Congrats
prasun984 (5590) 2011-06-04 11:40
nice light inside the canyon...excellent light management and natural colors, very nice POV...gd exposoure controlled with very gd sharpness...good snap...
mesutilgim (94624) 2011-06-04 12:42
Amazing capture with great graphism !
Very nice compo. A good sample for "artphotography".
TFS and have a nice weekend
macjake (67188) 2011-06-04 15:29
I've seen these posts before from this area. although i've never been here myself, i've spoken to people who have photographed here, and its commonly said that its very difficult to shoot due to the lighting.
great shot, elegant, strong, and even mysterious.
lousat (89930) 2011-06-04 15:38
No comment..this is the pic of a day,no doubt!! Just my great compliments,have a nice Sunday and thanks,LUCIANO
patdeph (35748) 2011-06-05 2:15
I have already read much notes on trekearth about these photographic tours,and if I go there one day, I will know that this is a solution.A pity that you didn't know it,but anyway,your picture is splendid,we can feel very well how beautiful,how magical is this place,and the colors are really wonderful.
Robert1969 (7160) 2011-06-05 2:19
Niet alleen een foto die prachtig is verdeeld en is belicht, ook is het een foto die zowel rustig, spannend en geheimzinning is. Zeker het laatste, want ik ben benieuwd wat er verder te zien is. Oftewel: je zorgt dat de kijker blijft kijken en kijken en kijken...en dat kom je niet vaak tegen...Mijn complimenten.
Nard (6972) 2011-06-05 4:12
Waouu..a really great shot. I like the soft light and the colors gradient from the dark to the red. I imagine it was not easy to take it without tripod and 1/30 s speed but the result is a specific texture as if the stone is covered by spiderweb. Congratulation.
timecapturer (49288) 2011-06-05 4:54
this is stunning! Love all the textures and colours, but most of all it is the accomplished control of the light that is so striking. A beauty!!
Enjoy your Sunday - Brian
bergese (6699) 2011-06-05 8:47
Une image aux couleurs magnifiques qui a un côté mystérieux.
J'aime le format vertical qui permet de mettre en évidence la structure de la roche.Bravo.
Bonne soirée Isabelle
siolaw (38292) 2011-06-05 10:31
You got stunning colours here and nice light management too.I like your choice of vertical framing!
magalik (6103) 2011-06-05 11:25
Unusual this purple color for canyon.
Good idea the inclusion of the black wall on the left, it gives depth. Perfect luminosity.
An artistic shot which frees softness. Very nice.
Budapestman (82620) 2011-06-05 14:39
a fantastic photo of this place, the composition is effective, beautiful details and lights, a magic atmosphere, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
josepmarin (58357) 2011-06-06 0:37
this one is a grand image, with a great beauty.
The simplicity of the elements is a very important factor to obtain an impressive graphism, in addition you have played with the light and with the colors skilfully and have chosen very well the framing.
It is a magnificent photo, in a composition that looks like a painting.
A beautiful work, congrats!
CLODO (33998) 2011-06-06 0:43
A new vision of Antelope canyon, with purple hues leading the look on the orange pink area.
Cricri (117961) 2011-06-06 6:09
Un lieu magique, étrange aux couleurs superbe et une texture bien rendue, vraiment une belle image
wolf38 (31296) 2011-06-06 7:03
Hi Ann. Rocks as a work of nature. Very beautiful shapes and colors. Your photo is a small and fine art. Compliment. Rgds, wolfgang.
jemaflor (96143) 2011-06-06 8:41
A photogenic place, herre wonderfull result, congratulations, these contrast of colors and lights is very lovely, tfs.
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2011-06-06 11:37
Outstanding result here without tripod. You got a nice colourful frame Ann. The light is superb and the curved face of this canyon added nice graphism here. Great capture indeed. Tfs.
Graal (102642) 2011-06-06 23:12
very nice colourful image. Fine theme good captured and presented. Friends all told You. I like it, too.
Have a nice day.
sevy (58) 2011-06-07 1:38
The famous Antelope Canyon. I read thread where people complained it was difficult to take photos during the visit but it seems it was not an issue for you.
Very nice rendering of the colors, it makes the photo with all those graduated tones.
carlosmarin (11954) 2011-06-07 4:04
Beautiful image of Antelope Slot Canyon.
Perfect shot with a large vertical format and some beautiful colors.
A very artistic image of wonderful effects of light and color.
A good job.
JFS (32459) 2011-06-07 11:38
I have seen quite a lot of shots of this place on TE but you have got some colors I had not seen before. I love the play of shadows. A magical image.
BluSimo (9392) 2011-06-07 11:51
I am completely agree with Juan, I have thought the same things when I have look your photo, Ann.
a wonderful shot.
have a nice evening
yquem46 (38750) 2011-06-07 12:46
Glad that I did not miss this splendid one from Antelope canyon during my (too) short stay in Russia
Gorgeous colors and texture of the rocks
faletiz (10377) 2011-06-07 13:13
magnificent colors and stunning shot. Fantastic composition, congratulations! Have a nice evening
Wanda1 (15142) 2011-06-08 7:09
This is beautiful. Those tones and textures are splendid and the flowing lines of the rock is wonderful. You made a lovely abstract composition from this famous rock formation.
eldancer1 (36343) 2011-06-08 9:17
Excellent capture of the colors of Antelope Canyon. I enjoyed my visit to Antelope Canyon last year, beautiful work of nature. Good pov and dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
HFASSOURAKIS (4) 2011-06-08 13:14
Greece has been into in such tunnel...but ours is not so beautiful. it is more rough with more ugly colors.
Our fault, just our fault only ! anyway
your photo is extremely beautiful even without tripod.
question : is this place where the film "127 hours" was took place (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1542344/) ?
tatadalou (7459) 2011-06-08 15:17
Nice colours, from cold to warm tones. Even if you didn't use tripod, I find your shot sharp. That's nicely done.
ManuMay (36097) 2011-06-09 10:50
This should be one of most fantastic places on Earth!!
Superb colours play and excellent textures even if handheld, wonderful light and mood!!
Did you reserved more captures to share with us??!!
Thanks for this very nice view!!
Charo (51212) 2011-06-09 16:09
These places fascinate me and I love that they can be visited. They are almost magical in its textures and colors from light receiving indirect.
Great composition with excellent depth and beautiful colors.
tchefi (1841) 2011-06-10 4:48
Une image superbe. La lumière est parfaitement gérée et la netteté est impressionnante.Bravo!!
FlyPrm (391) 2011-06-10 5:07
This is excellent Ann!
alabate (1197) 2011-06-10 9:32
Quelles incroyables et saisissantes couleurs et lumière. C'est une image d'une grande douceur tout en courbes, d'une grand graphisme et d'une réelle beauté visuelle. Un grand bravo pour cette réussite.
Très belle journée.
vasilpro (41271) 2011-06-10 13:42
Superb composition with lovely color tones and very nice graphic mood, excellent light management, wonderful creation of nature, TFS!
Have a nice weekend, Vasilis.
zoomer (6) 2011-06-10 14:49
This is one of the most beautiful and artistic photos I have seen of this place.The colors are splendid and the elegant flow of lines creates an impressive from 'darkness to light' effect.Amazing that f3.5 produced such excellent DOF.Friendly regards Wolf.
batalay (38593) 2011-06-13 20:26
I've seen so many photos of the magical Antelope Canyon, an extraordinary natural formation. In your photo the walls resemble study of drapery by a Renaissance Master. I know of charcoal or crayon drawings by both Leonardo and Michelangelo — and now of Ann Jackman. Sadly, I've never seen the place in person.
Elaine_Blath (8509) 2011-06-15 1:42
very smooth and beautifully written lines of these canyon rocks, well captured - especially colours and light...well done!
Have a nice day, Ivana
InasiaJones (31566) 2011-06-15 7:17
An impressive set of colours that scream for attention. The texture and volume are all in subtlety and delicacy, brought into dimension by a soft light.
The choice of frame proportions suits the subject nicely, avoiding large areas of completely dark space. The result is pleasing and very well balanced.
mkamionka (35964) 2011-06-16 2:11
I had the pleasure to visit this unique place as well. And although I spent about two hours in there almost alone with my camera, I have to say it is so hard to take a good picture there. I think I have just one in my TE gallery.
I like very much very natural colors which you achieved to produce. Very nice subtle gradient of light intensity across the frame.
Very impressive work,
paololg (31448) 2011-06-17 13:23
Ciao dear Ann,
sincere congratulations for this masterpiece of photography, a true work of art composed in a perfect way. You played so beautiful with the light and colors, emphasizing the curious shapes of the rock. Excellent work, as always!
Ciao, have a nice weekend!
jafadabret (56501) 2011-06-21 23:26
C'est un lieu des plus présents sur TE et cette photo est superbe. J'aime les couleurs, leurs nuances et le graphisme
delpeoples (57278) 2011-06-23 23:16
You've caught a wonderful dose of "abstractosis" here on TE with this beautiful photo. The Canyon is fascinating and of course a perfect subject. But your treatment of it is unique and has resulted in an impressive, original and very beautiful photo. The vertical frame perfectly suits the vertical striations and texture in the rock. I love the play of light and shadow and the blue contrasting with the warmer tones is very special.
TFS and I wish you a lovely weekend
ikeharel (69941) 2011-06-26 3:55
I have seen many pictures on same location, here on TE - and I am surprise all over once again.
A perfect scenery with variable light and colors, wonderful combined. Clear curves inside the cave, well collected.
mafegan (8624) 2011-06-26 4:29
Simple and so effective - good light management. You have certainly been well complimented for this excellent photo.
Rafer (0) 2011-06-26 10:12
OHHHHHH!!!! que gran foto!!! very very nice shot!!! congratulations!!!
claudeD (38168) 2011-06-26 14:19
Wonderful picture showing clearly that nature can be a perfect artist. This is an excellent fotojob.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
jimkil (1706) 2011-06-26 18:45
Been here, can not get tired off this place. The cold and warm tones are splendid as is having the gap in the top left. Makes us want to explore furher or dream beyond this.
barrufeto_77 (28886) 2011-07-10 7:29
This summer I'll be in this Cannion I hope and I want take pics like this.
Merou (4726) 2011-08-04 15:56
This is a very nice shoot
Firstly the colors
Secondly the graphism
HOBO (5282) 2011-09-01 8:38
all is aready said - the colors are simply amazing!
ravinmb (1303) 2011-09-23 2:53
This is beautiful.. very well managed light and texture.. well seen and well captured.. Very well done..
Have a nice weekend.
kennyblack (4207) 2011-10-05 7:44
Hello Ann.Unusually, this beautiful picture that excites the imagination and vision. Created by the wonderful depth of colour and light. Great job, congratulations.
Greetings and regards ... Marino :)))
dale54 (7527) 2011-10-06 10:20
ann hi,this one gets me,all the tones,the light,the texture!great work! have a good day! dr
serp2000 (43835) 2011-10-06 10:39
great shot! it reminds me a picture from a medical or a sientist magazine about... deep inside.)))
Impressive show of a structure of the sandstone (I saw this one in the Jordan Petra).
Splendid colours and perfect sharpness.
arijit_ghosh86 (795) 2011-10-08 10:13
Its my one of the dream destination..i'll go there someday...great shot..nice colors..
Mamont (144) 2011-10-21 8:55
This is a very nice shot well cropped. I like how you placed the brighter orange part in the left top corner making a nice composition. Considering the low light conditions, the photo is sharp.
fabianoleite (10887) 2011-10-22 6:44
Impressive natural formation. The walls look very soft, you captured its texture very well, and managed the lights wonderfully. Good work, congratulations!
willperrett (10421) 2011-10-23 5:12
Superb: what colours! I'm so pleased that you haven't done any colour "enhancement" in Photoshop. This is practically an abstract, and I particularly like the simplicity and graphic nature of your image. Given what you say about the accessibility and popularity of this site, I'm impressed that you've managed to entirely eliminate any sign of humanity! I want to know what's round the corner...
desy65 (576) 2011-11-13 6:42
This photo is simply magical, as it should be also the place.nice composition and beautiful colors.Congratulation!
siudzi (34141) 2011-11-15 3:52
Wow! What an awesome shot you have in your gallery! Sorry, I hadn't noticed previously but is simply spectacular! Excellent work. Like it very much. TFS.
eversmile (11636) 2011-11-27 11:00
Mamma mia! I had missed this one! I love it! The colors are outstanding and the way you framed it vertically is really clever. The tiny portion of orange light on the rock irradiates literally. It looks so full of harmony... the kind of natural beauty that gives the vertigo and might even convince some miscreant that, after all, maybe God exists ! :)
This one goes straight to my theme on antelope canyon.
jackart (6702) 2012-02-19 11:44
Absolutely amazing shot! I saw this place many times, and it looks always great, but Yur point of view light, framing is absolutely amazing. Extraordinary picture!
VarthDader (405) 2012-04-03 23:59
This is just surreal! Love the gradual change of colours from light to dark. Good sharpness of the lines on the rock.
speedymanu (3587) 2012-04-14 11:22
An impressive womblike shape, surreal light and great textures. Quite a different approach from the usual shot in this location. Congratulations,
mayjayne (5804) 2012-10-04 8:13
What an amazing shot in natural light: the colours, textures and POV - very well executed indded !!
Curious_Eye (1320) 2015-03-22 4:05
What an incredible place! The light is just amazing and so are the rich tones. I can almost feel the texture of the wall, it looks as if the curves were softened with a paint brush. A tour specifically tailored for photographers would be fantastic, but your image is very impressive - congratulations!
With best wishes,
Tigerlily (3379) 2015-07-23 9:32
Hi again Ann,
Very beautiful shot. I love the colour contrast and detail of this image. Wonderful.
- Copyright: Ann Jackman (annjackman) (21813)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-10-11
- Categories: Nature
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/30 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Antelope Canyon, My favorite photos II, Antelope World, Otras fotos favoritas 2 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-06-04 1:05
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