There are two places I’ve really wanted to see and photograph and I have finally been able to do it. One of these is Antelope Canyon; the other is Monument Valley which I will post about in a couple of days.
The title of this blog is a Navajo term which means “the place where water runs through rocks” and is the subject of this photo. It’s in the upper canyon which is also referred to as the “crack”. These sandstone slot canyons are heavily visited and photographed. If you’ve read reviews you’ll hear that it’s crowded with lots of people walking through making it hard for photographers. That’s true but I didn’t care. Walking into the canyon for the first time left me speechless and in awe.
It’s dark so a tripod is a must. I changed up the settings a little depending on the amount of light filtering in through the top of the canyon but this was taken at .8 sec, f/11, and ISO at 500.