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The Goodbye Look [5-001753] | by Steven Christenson
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The Goodbye Look [5-001753]

This magnificent formation is visible near the entrance to the Upper Antelope Canyon. I went with Chief Tsosie tours based on a TripAdvisor recommendation and was thoroughly delighted. Gerald S, our driver and tour guide assisted me with this photograph even though we were running a little late. This place - as those who have been know - is a truly remarkable and beguiling location. Going at the end of December seems to have been a perfect time as it was relatively uncrowded. Only once or twice did I need to wait a while to get a shot without people.


Curiously this particular vista is one of the most photographed, but people fail to notice, apparently, that the "weeping eye" is actually a hole in the rock. Gerald S., our guide, assisted me by pointing the large flashlight I brought with me at the rock behind the "eye opening". Gerald is behind the cliff wall to the right in this image.


It is doubtful that the rock behind this opening is ever lit by natural light due to the convolutions in the canyon. You can also see this view with front lighting of the eye.


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For photo information click "Photo Stats" to the lower right.

Exposure: 8 sec

Aperture: f/9

Focal Length: 17 mm (25.6 mm in 35 mm terms)

ISO Speed: 100


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Taken on December 30, 2008