LOWER ANTELOPE CANYON, ARIZONA
Most the images you see from Antelope Canyon are dramatic, sweeping images, the subjects being beams of light penetrating deep into the canyon floor. Mine are no different, except for a few. The first time I went into Lower Antelope Canyon was with a few friends, a couple being photographers. It was late February, and we were fairly unaware that the beams of light were non-existent at that time of the year (try March through Sept for those). We were, however, treated to a delightful mix of colors, which ranged from warm to cool as the light passed overhead and reflected into the narrow slot canyons. This particular image was changed to black and white and used on a calendar called “Zen.” I thought the color image also deserved a touch of recognition, as I thought it was very different from the other representations that I have of the Lower Antelope Canyon since then. This image is not enhanced. It represents the late February colors that are very interesting in these canyons. The indirect light also gave the contours and patterns a very smooth transition that was apparent in the black and white rendering.
Camera: Canon 5D
Lens: Canon 24-70 mm lens at 40 mm
Settings: ISO100, f/11, 0.6 of a second
Filters: UV filter
Other: Manfrotto Tripod. No postprocessing