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Sands of Time | by Sairam Sundaresan
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Sands of Time

Our footprints forever rest in the sands of time. As each grain sifts, we alter the course of the future forever.


I took this in the Upper Antelope Canyon in Arizona. It's probably one of the few places where I had to pick my jaw off the floor. It's an enormous cave of sorts with the most amazing sandstone designs ever known to man.


The first thing you have to realize here is that exposing correctly for these walls is very very difficult. Almost always you will need long exposures. I had to yank my ISO up to 800 for this one. Second, there are a gazillion people walking, trampling, and photobombing your composition always. So you have to be super patient. Third, there's a heck of a lot of dust and sand flying around, so DON'T try to change lenses inside. You will also need to keep your lens cleaner handy. Fourth, you will tempted to press the shutter button at every available opportunity. Careful thinking will get you some nice shots of this place. Fifth, I'm definitely going back here because last time I was here, my camera fell into the sand and nearly died!!!


Shot Details :


Camera : Canon 5D Mark iii

Aperture : f/11

ISO: 800

Shutter Speed : 13s


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Taken on November 24, 2012