This is looking back at the entrance to the spectacular Upper Antelope Canyon outside of Page Arizona. This was the one scheduled and commercial photo Tour we had over the 4 day trip. Due to the awesomeness of the canyon, reservations are required but also very accommodating and well done. It’s also the only way to get down the sandy dry riverbed to where this canyon is located.
Most of my shots around the front part of this canyon are marred by the extensive water marks on the canyon wall that are more defined at this point. They just don’t capture it as well as this shot did. This one does a nice job of featuring the brighter light, from the opening being just around that corner which is just out of site here. The rest of the canyon (another 200 yards long) is much darker and has a higher contrast of light. This spot is nicely open, offering a better range of light which made this photo stand out from the rest.
(If you are keeping track, this was probably our busiest day, starting with a quick drive out to the South Coyote Butte ranger station to put our names in for ‘The Wave’ lottery. Then to the Horseshoe bend, then here are AC, then lunch and a hundred plus miles out to Monument valley and ending with a full moon shoot out there and back to the hotel in Page. Woot!
20mm | f8 | 3/5sec |ISO200