Leftovers

Ear in the Wind Monument Valley
Ear in the Wind Monument Valley
Monument Valley Butte
Monument Valley Butte
Painted Desert Cenntenal
Painted Desert Centennial
Flowers of Painted Desert
Flowers of Painted Desert
Canyon de Chelly Sycamores
Canyon de Chelly Sycamores
Antelope Canyon
Antelope Canyon

All of the shots I posted from my recent trip to Northern Arizona were the popular ones that most have seen or heard about.  The ones I wanted in my collection.  Today I thought I would post a few photos of the same areas but scenes that are not as common.

Antelope Canyon Sun Beam

Antelope Canyon Arizona
Antelope Canyon Arizona
Antelope Canyon Arizona
Antelope Canyon Arizona

Here are two more from Antelope Canyon.  The first is a sun beam that appeared just at noon when the sun is directly over the canyon opening.  This is one shot many try to get and I positioned myself at this spot well in advance.  The second gives you an idea of how narrow the canyon is.  The entry if relatively large but the rest of it looks much like the second photo.  Next stop Monument Valley.

Tsé Bighánílíní

Antelope Canyon
Antelope Canyon

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.