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Antelope Canyon, Detail | by Tyler Westcott
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Antelope Canyon, Detail

I've got so many shots from Antelope Canyon that I love, it's really tough to chose what to post. I decided to post this one this evening because it highlights some of the detail that hasn't come through in my other shots yet.


In addition to the sweeping lines of the canyon carved by erosion during flash floods, there are striations visible running up orthogonal to that up towards the sunlight. I have no idea what causes these changes in the rock's color, but that's the way it is. Looking up here towards the sunlight I found these lines to be most visible.


Having said all that I hope it's not so subtle that it seems like I'm making things up, but that's what caught my at this point in the canyon.


I also found that any point where you could capture a lot of the transition from direct sunlight at the top down to light reflected many times at the bottom you can really pick up the amazing color gradient - from oranges at the top down to deep purples at the bottom. I cropped out the very bottom of this shot, but still think a fair bit of that color gradation comes through here.


I've been a little slow on the updates this week, but more shall follow.


You can see more photos from my Southwest photo tour with JohnRav and LionTX in our group pool here.


Nikon D40 | Sigma 10-20@20mm | f/8 | 1.1s | ISO200 | Tripod

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Taken on April 18, 2008