Heart of the Canyon
This is Antelope Canyon, where you are quickly herded through, told what camera settings to use, and practically told what photos to take. Unless you have the freedom to walk through the slot canyon on your own, there are only a few very brief moments where you may get a chance to make a photograph yourself without being directed by the guides to do so.
I was sitting on the floor, waiting for the next group to walk through, and I looked up and this is what I saw…
Near the end of my first visit to the slot canyons near Antelope Canyon, I spotted this ledge where water has carved out a smooth channel.
Chaos and inexplicable beauty; that is how I would describe Antelope Canyon. The sheer number of people that are herded through is amazing to watch if you are not distracted by the sheer beauty inside the canyon. This is truely a unique place in the world and that is sometimes hard to remember because of how much this place has been photographed. Like other icons that have been photographed countless times and ways, just being there and capturing your own image is a worthwhile experience.
Rattlesnake Slot Canyon Arch
I believe this is the small arch in the back of Rattlesnake Slot Canyon. This slot canyon is near Antelope Canyon and is part of the photographic tour led by Carol BigThumb.
I was able to achieve these fantastic colors by using some creative white balance. Read my article on custom white balance settings to learn more!
The various slot canyons of Antelope Canyon near Page, Arizona are simply all amazing. You can never spend enough time in there, exploring, photographing, and admiring the sheer beauty of it all. Getting through either Upper or Lower Antelope Canyon is a production to say the least. Watching the light beams is actually very cool. However, like others have said as well, its the smaller and more intimate side canyons in the area that are really worth photographing. Not only are the crowds non-existent in these smaller canyons but you are able to truly see, feel, and experience nature at her best.
Slot Canyon Tumbleweed
When you visit Southern Utah and Northern Arizona with a camera, you have to stop in the Antelope Canyon area near Page, AZ and explore the wonderful and famous slot canyons. They are so photogenic and simply amazing to experience. Within the first few minutes of experiencing my first slot canyon, I came across this solo tumbleweed deposited on the canyon floor up against the beautiful canyon wall.