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Essence of Light IV by AcousticAlchemy Essence of Light IV by AcousticAlchemy
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Upper Antelope Canyon, outside of Page, AZ

This is one of the few slot canyons that survived being flooded by Lake Powell and the Glen Canyon Dam, and is probably the most famous slot canyon in the world.
Upper Antelope can only be reached on a guided Navajo tour, due to a flash flood that took the lives of 12 tourists in 1997. It is narrow at the top and widens as it descends. This allows the little bit of sun that gets in to bounce around all the curves and lines in the walls. It is this reflected light that makes the canyon come alive with glowing reds and oranges, and also allows sunbeams to come in, Antelope Canyon's most famous feature.

The "Essence of Light" series, featuring the marvelous sunbeams of Page, AZ's Antelope Canyon

This is about as close to symmetrical as you can get in Antelope Canyon. To give you some idea of how crowded it is in there, there were about 5 other photographers around me shooting the same beam, and a 20-person tour group behind us, waiting for our 30 second exposures to finish before they went on their way.


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Wow..... my first DD. It's all too much you guys, really. I just want to thank everyone, especially those that I've gotten to know in my relatively short time here.
Also, I've been getting alot of requests to change the frame, so I think I just might, though I don't really have the time at the moment. Maybe in the next few days.
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Cloudopolis Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
One of the best shots of a slot canyon I've seen, and I've seen a lot. All the elements are handled very well, and they are difficult elements. I've done Lower Antelope, and understand the challenges.
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AcousticAlchemy Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
Thanks for the praise. It means a lot. I do think that not a lot of people appreciate just how difficult of a lighting situation slot canyons present. They certainly reward those who put in the effort (and invest in a tripod...) however, as I'm sure you know!

Please take a look at my website at [link] There's a lot more similar work in there if you liked this shot.
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crazycrash Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
wow looks like a pic from peter lik
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Buble Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AMAZING!!!!!
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ceciliafae Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008
It almost looks like, if you were to touch it, you could grab the light in your hands... amazing. Thanks for sharing. :-)
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Hermione75 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hope you don't mind my presumption, I use this pic,
[link]
if you mind:
a. I apologize
b. will remove the pic as soon as I can point and click (i.e. this is a temp posting pending your approval(.
(I am also sorry if I asked you before and forgot about it….)
c. I will not turn this into a print unless you ask me to.
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Villanelle Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2008   Photographer
Wow, that's amazing :clap:
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Neitheea Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008
beautifull...:heart:

:sun:
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Rockstead Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2007
Gorgeous.

Oh How I Love The Light! The Canyon! The Rock! The Beauty!
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naamah-sith Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2007   Photographer
:faint: Goergeous! :clap: :+fav:
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