Lower Antelope Chaos

Lower Antelope Chaos

Light and form combine into a chaotic scene in Lower Antelope Canyon

I have just returned from a little over a week in Northern Arizona, revisiting some locations I haven’t seen in eight years.

The image above is from Lower Antelope Canyon and I have titled it “Lower Antelope Chaos.” The water-and-wind-blasted sandstone slot canyons known as Upper and Lower Antelope Canyon are home to amazing displays of warm and cool colors, textures and light.

They can be an extremely challenging environment for photography, from constantly changing light levels to crowds of people all jockeying for position to capture a choice few iconic images.

The image above was taken with a Nikon D810 using a Nikkor 16-35mm f/4 lens. The exposure was 1/60th of a second at f/5.6, ISO 400. The image was taken by looking almost straight up in one of the deepest sections of the canyon, but positioned in such as way as to hide the top of the canyon (and the extremely bright open sky above it) out of view of the lens.

Having just returned from my trip, I have not yet had a chance to begin printing my images. Once I have done so, I will offer them for sale. I will update this blog post when the time comes. To me, this image simply screams to be printed very large on canvas!

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