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Light Beams in Upper Antelope Canyon Light Beams in Upper Antelope Canyon
 

Upper Antelope Canyon is a spectacular slot canyon on Navajo land near Page, Arizona. While the image appears serene, my back is against the canyon wall and I am elbow-to-elbow with fellow photographers. And just around the corner is another guide blocking access to the scene.
 
Upper Antelope Canyon is the most visited and most photographed slot canyon in the American Southwest. A guide is required for this slot canyon. And to get decent photos here, book a photo tour. The native guides will take you where you need to go when you need to be there.
 
You need to know what you are doing when shooting here - you do not have much time to capture your image.


 
23mm  f/11.0  1s  ISO 100
Sunset Over Devils Garden, Arches NP Sunset Over Devils Garden, Arches NP
 

One type of sunset photo I like is the silhouette. I found this unique landscape in Devils Garden, Arches National Park to be a great sunset foreground. Sometimes the sky performs so well that getting good shots almost feels like cheating.


 
73mm  f/7.1  1/40s  ISO 100
Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park 2 Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park 2
 

Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park is located in southern Utah, 12 miles southwest of U.S. Hwy 89 near Kanab. It features large coral-colored sand dunes amidst green evergreens and sage along with red sandstone.
 
A circular polarizer filter was used to increase saturation and a short telephoto focal length was used to compress the scene slightly. The sand dune and blue sky provide a clean canvas.


 
70mm  f/13.0  1/50s  ISO 100
Bryce Canyon National Park at Sunrise Bryce Canyon National Park at Sunrise
 

Bryce Canyon National Park is a photographer's dream location. Once finished shooting the hoodoos (rock spires), streams, and other details, move on to the wildlife including Pronghorn, Mule Deer and Prairie Dogs.
 
This image was shot at sunrise from Sunset Point. The reflected light creates a great color on the backlit spires.


 
105mm  f/11.0  1/10s  ISO 100
Sunrise at Grand Canyon National Park Sunrise at Grand Canyon National Park
 

This Sunrise at Grand Canyon National Park was taken from near/below Yavapai Point. This image is a composite of two shots - one exposed for the ground and one exposed for the sky.
 
This particular May morning was very cold (light snow can be seen in the distance) and windy. Having arrived very early in the morning I was disappointed to find cloud cover. But, as so often happens when the cloud cover is not solid, light rays began to stream through the openings in the clouds - and in this case, into the canyon, creating a constantly and rapidly changing landscape to capture.


 
55mm  f/11.0  1/15s  ISO 100
Horseshoe Bend, Grand Canyon Horseshoe Bend, Grand Canyon
 

Horseshoe Bend, Grand Canyon was one of the top photography locations on my Grand Tour list. This shot was taken in late morning - when the sun lights the Colorado River in the canyon below.
 
Horseshoe Bend begs for a 17mm or wider focal length (full frame equivalent) lens - unless shooting a panorama. In this example, the Canon TS-E 17mm lens allowed me to capture a much-wider-than-17mm view - in high resolution. Two vertically-oriented, oppositely-shifted shots were combined in Photoshop to create this ultra-wide view of Horseshoe Bend. One foot of my tripod was precariously positioned on the very edge of the cliff - and has been cloned out of the final picture.


 
17mm  f/11.0  1/125s  ISO 100
Driftwood in Sheep's Head Slot Canyon Driftwood in Sheep's Head Slot Canyon
 

Though not nearly as dramatic as Upper Antelope canyon, Sheep's Head Slot Canyon is far less visited. Along with the guide, we had the canyon to ourselves this morning. Reflected light from the red canyon walls create a very warm light on this piece of driftwood and the worn rock around it.
 
When shooting in dark slot canyons, it is important to avoid getting directly-sunlit areas in the frame as they will result in unattractive blown highlights.


 
24mm  f/11.0  .3s  ISO 100
Sand Dune and West Mitten, Monument Valley Sand Dune and West Mitten, Monument Valley
 

Finding a good foreground for photos in Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park is very challenging. I found this small sand dune near the entrance to the park and took this shot late in the day - with the low sun emphasizing the rippled sand and West Mitten Butte.


 
24mm  f/16.0  1/15s  ISO 160
Double Arch, Arches National Park Double Arch, Arches National Park
 

Reflected sunlight illuminates the striated bottom side of Double Arch in Arches National Park. Being a very popular location in the park, this image required many people to be cloned out.


 
28mm  f/8.0  1/40s  ISO 100
Bryce Canyon National Park Panaroma Bryce Canyon National Park Panaroma
 

This Bryce Canyon National Park Panaroma was shot handheld from a location near Sunrise Point - at sunset. I was having trouble deciding which specific framing I liked best at this site, so, after shooting a lot of frames, blanketed the area with shots (using identical camera and lens settings). I later pieced the images together in Photoshop and cropped this shot from them.


 
89mm  f/8.0  1/100s  ISO 100
Toadstool Hoodoos Toadstool Hoodoos
 

Paria Rimrocks Toadstool Hoodoos in Grand Staircase-Escalante NM, Utah was not high on my Grand Tour to-do list, but it was one of my favorite locations on this trip. My only regret was not spending more time there. White and red sandstone - and rock hats on rock columns - characterize this location.


 
24mm  f/10.0  1/50s  ISO 100
Wahweap Marina, Lake Powell Wahweap Marina, Lake Powell
 

Wahweap Marina and Lake Powell as seen from the Lake Powell Resort. The deep colors are the results of a circular polarizer filter.
 
One of the photography concepts I like to utilize is reducing the number of lines intersecting the edges of the frame. Especially the bottom of the frame.


 
21mm  f/11.0  1/8s  ISO 100
Laser Light Beam, Upper Antelope Canyon Laser Light Beam, Upper Antelope Canyon
 

A laser-like beam of sunlight reaches 130' below the ground to the floor of Upper Antelope Canyon. I highly recommend a wide angle zoom lens when shooting at this popular location. There is a lot of sand blowing into this slot canyon (and the 4 other slot canyons I was in during this trip), so any lens changing should be done inside a protective bag. A towel or other protection for the camera and lens would also be a good idea.


 
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Capitol Reef National Park Capitol Reef National Park
 

Cottonwood trees and various colored rock characterize Capitol Reef National Park. A circular polarizer filter was used to create more saturated colors in this picture.


 
55mm  f/11.0  1/40s  ISO 100
Zion National Park Zion National Park
 

A settings sun and clouds combine to create and unusual light on the Zion National Park valley. A foreground rock characterizes the sandstone landscape. This shot was taken near the Zion National Park visitor's center.
 
What I didn't know when taking this shot was that the seeds from the grass I utilized in my foreground (and was sitting in) needled their way (one direction only) through clothing (socks, shoes ...) and into skin. I'm still getting them out of my hiking boots.


 
28mm  f/16.0  1/25s  ISO 100
Arch and Dead Tree, Arches National Park Arch and Dead Tree, Arches National Park
 

It is not hard to find rock and arches at Arches National Park, but finding interesting foreground subjects requires more exploring. I liked this dead tree and worked it against the blue sky over the arch in this picture.
 
I shot this picture with and without the circular polarizer filter - the difference is dramatic - I didn't keep the light-colored sky shot taken sans filter.


 
32mm  f/11.0  1/30s  ISO 100
Hoodoos in Bryce Canyon National Park Hoodoos in Bryce Canyon National Park
 

These reflected-light illuminated hoodoos are as-seen from near Sunset Point at sunrise. I used the gently rolling, hoodoo-less ridge as the foreground base in this shot.


 
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Sunset and Moonrise Over Monument Valley Sunset and Moonrise Over Monument Valley
 

The view of Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park from near the visitor's center (very easily accessible) begs for a panorama shot. This nearly-80-megapixel panorama is composed of 7 images stitched together in Photoshop. The western sky is still brightened from the setting sun while a full moon rises over the east.


 
67mm  f/4.0  4s  ISO 200
Lower Antelope Slot Canyon Lower Antelope Slot Canyon
 

While Lower Antelope Slot Canyon is not quite as spectacular as Upper Antelope Slot Canyon, it is definitely worth visiting (photographing) - and it offeres some advantages of its own. The first major advantage is the lack of people.
 
Perhaps the second advantage to this slot canyon is the 4 hours of unattended exploration provided by the photographer pass. Simply drive up to the entrance to the slot canyon and ask for this pass. You will be escorted to the slot entrance and then have up to 4 hours to shoot as desired. The slower pace of shooting in this canyon was especially appreciated. And the landscape down there is incredible.


 
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Lake Powell Lake Powell
 

The blue, the white and the various-colored sandstone are signatures to a Lake Powell photo. This photo was shot near sunset from a location near the Lake Powell Resort.


 
200mm  f/8.0  1/40s  ISO 100
The Hoover Dam The Hoover Dam
 

White defines the previous water level in Lake Meade. The huge concrete Hoover Dam structures rise up out of the lake. A circular polarizer filter was used for this photo.


 
24mm  f/11.0  1/40s  ISO 100
Desert Landscape Near Horseshoe Bend Desert Landscape Near Horseshoe Bend
 

I liked how this desert landscape, located near Horseshoe Bend, worked with the clouds and blue sky.


 
28mm  f/11.0  1/50s  ISO 100
Grand Canyon National Park Grand Canyon National Park
 

Shooting distant landscapes, especially in the Grand Canyon, often involves air clarity issues. Plan on adding a lot of contrast to your images to counter these conditions. Shooting early in the day often helps.
 
Another challenge visible in this photo is the flat plateau. Like water, this flat surface is unforgiving to a non-level camera - and illuminates lens distortion. Lens distortion also makes it hard to level the camera in the first place.
 
This picture was taken near Yavapai Point. Note the late May snow in the background.


 
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Sunset Over Devils Garden, Arches National Park Sunset Over Devils Garden, Arches National Park
 

These very unique, silhouetted rock formations in Devils Garden, Arches National Park, provide a solid base for this sunset picture. The image is framed so that the most unique rock structure, 1/3 of the distance into the frame, has the most contrast - which tends to captures the viewer's eye. Taller rock formations near the image borders help frame the shot.


 
24mm  f/7.1  1/30s  ISO 100
South Window Arch, Arches National Park South Window Arch, Arches National Park
 

A climber stands on the rock formation by South Window Arch in Arches National Park. A circular polarizer filter was used to give the sky a deep blue color - and to saturate the rock's color. A wide angle focal length makes the large rocks appear especially huge relative to the climber.


 
24mm  f/11.0  1/40s  ISO 100
Lower Antelope Canyon Lower Antelope Canyon
 

A rock structure resembling some kind of bird or other animal looms out over the slot in Lower Antelope Canyon. Shooting upward can be a good method of avoiding people in your frame.


 
17mm  f/11.0  1/4s  ISO 100
Waterfall in Zion National Park Waterfall in Zion National Park
 

Water falls from high above Emerald Pool in Zion National Park. A slow shutter speed creates blur in the water - showing motion. This shot was taken handheld - with the assistance of image stabilization of course.


 
105mm  f/11.0  1/10s  ISO 100
Running Above the Cloud Running Above the Cloud
 

Running down sand dunes is great fun for kids - and makes for great photos. This sand dune is located in Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park in southern Utah. I used AI Servo AF mode and burst drive mode to capture this shot.


 
105mm  f/8.0  1/500s  ISO 400
Horseshoe Bend Panorama Horseshoe Bend Panorama
 

This is a cropped two-shot panorama of Horseshoe Bend, Grand Canyon taken using the shift feature of the Canon TS-E 17mm f/4 L Lens in horizontal orientation.


 
17mm  f/11.0  1/125s  ISO 100
Monument Valley at Sunset Monument Valley at Sunset
 

The sun sets on Monument Valley, illuminating only the tops of the buttes.
 
Conditions in Monument Valley were very difficult for photography when I was there - a sand storm was making visibility very low. Contrast added in post processing helped this image significantly.
 
This is a multi-shot panorama.


 
47mm  f/8.0  1/8s  ISO 100
Arizona Landscape Arizona Landscape
 

Sandstone, sand, sage, blue sky and interesting clouds compose this Arizona landscape picture. This location is near Page, Arizona.


 
24mm  f/11.0  1/50s  ISO 100
Toadstool Hoodoo Toadstool Hoodoo
 

Dark clouds with a sunlit foreground often makes for a great landscape photo situation. I like the layers of dark and light in this shot - and the toadstool hoodoo certainly adds interest.


 
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Narrow Beam of Light in Upper Antelope Canyon Narrow Beam of Light in Upper Antelope Canyon
 

A narrow beam of light reaches the floor of Upper Antelope Canyon, 130' below the ground surface. With a long exposure and a short amount of time to shoot in (the guides are holding the other visitors back), you need to get your shot settings right quickly.


 
35mm  f/8.0  3.2s  ISO 100
Waterfall in Bryce Canyon Waterfall in Bryce Canyon
 

Bryce Canyon has simply amazing landscape. This waterfall is located in Water Canyon and is most accessible from the Mossy Cave Trail.


 
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Rock Tops near Sand Dune Arch, Arches NP Rock Tops near Sand Dune Arch, Arches NP
 

Arches NP rocks. And it is full of huge sandstone rocks. Interesting rock formations are not hard to find in Arches and these near Sand Dune Arch were some of my favorite. A circular polarizer filter was used to make the sky deep blue.


 
24mm  f/11.0  1/40s  ISO 100
Mesa Arch, Canyonlands National Park Mesa Arch, Canyonlands National Park
 

Mesa Arch is probably the most-photographed location in Canyonlands National Park. Mesa Arch is an especially good sunrise photography location as the sun rises over the background horizon and reflects warm-colored light onto the bottom of the arch. Timing and weather did not allow that shot for me, but I like this crop from a panorama.


 
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Grand Canyon NP Grand Canyon NP
 

Rays of sunlight stream through openings in the clouds to light the foreground and small areas of the distant Grand Canyon National Park background.


 
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Desert Wildflowers, Canyonlands National Park Desert Wildflowers, Canyonlands National Park
 

Purple and yellow wildflowers bloom in the Canyonlands National Park's desert landscape.


 
32mm  f/11.0  1/50s  ISO 160
Eagle Shape in Lower Antelope Canyon Eagle Shape in Lower Antelope Canyon
 

This eagle-shaped rock formation hangs out over the Lower Antelope Canyon slot. Careful composition is required when shooting in slot canyons - primarily to avoid any directly-lit rock - which results in hot spots.


 
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Desert View, Grand Canyon National Park Desert View, Grand Canyon National Park
 

Desert View is at the east end of the the Grand Canyon National Park's south rim road. It is a very unique structure that, unfortunately was under heavy rehabilitation construction during my visit. To avoid the yellow and orange heavy equipment, I strategically-positioned trees and then shot upward. The lens flare frames the stone building nicely.


 
21mm  f/8.0  1/60s  ISO 125
Wildflowers in Capitol Reef National Park Wildflowers in Capitol Reef National Park
 

Like in many of the canyons in the area, Capitol Reef National Park is rather void of interesting foregrounds. So when I came across this clump of yellow desert wildflowers surrounded by cracked mud, I knew I had to get the shot.


 
24mm  f/16.0  1/25s  ISO 1/100
Bryce Canyon NP at Sunrise Bryce Canyon NP at Sunrise
 

Bryce Canyon hoodoos glow in the early morning sunlight - with much of the warm color coming from light being reflected from the canyon. With wide angle through telephoto focal lengths available, the available Bryce Canyon compositions are nearly endless. A 200mm telephoto focal length was used to isolate this set of hoodoos from the thousands of others.


 
200mm  f/11.0  1/15s  ISO 100
Rt 12, Dixie National Forest Rt 12, Dixie National Forest
 

Rt 12, between Capitol Reef National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park, is one of the most scenic drives in America - and certainly on of the most scenic in the American Southwest. On May 30th, we started at the bottom of the mountain in very sumer-like weather. Midway up the mountain, the leaves were just coming out on the trees. At the top of the mountain, it was still winter with snow on the ground. Coming back down revered the seasons back to summer.
 
In this Dixie National Forest picture, white aspen tree trunks (sans leaves) stand out in strong contrast to the evergreen trees and the circular polarizer-darkened blue sky.


 
24mm  f/8.0  1/60s  ISO 100
Navajo Sandstone, Lower Antelope Canyon Navajo Sandstone, Lower Antelope Canyon
 

Navajo sandstone - red rock - swirls upward through Lower Antelope Canyon, becoming brighter as it approaches the ground surface.


 
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Window Arches, Arches National Park Window Arches, Arches National Park
 

South Window Arch frames North Window Arch in Arches National Park. A circular polarizer filter was used to darken the sky.


 
32mm  f/11.0  1/40s  ISO 100
Swirled Rock, Zion National Park Swirled Rock, Zion National Park
 

Sandstone swirls lead the viewers eye to characteristic-for-the-area mountains against a circular polarizer-darkended sky. This location is along the Zion - Mount Carmel Highway, not far from Checkerboard Mesa.


 
24mm  f/16.0  1/25s  ISO 100
Layers and Rays During Grand Canyon Sunrise Layers and Rays During Grand Canyon Sunrise
 

A telephoto focal length isolates a set of Grand Canyon National Park layers. Due to haze, the layers increasingly lose contrast as they become more distant. Light rays streaming through small openings in the clouds add another element of layers to this shot.


 
145mm  f/11.0  1/30s  ISO 100
Grand Canyon Rim Grand Canyon Rim
 

A dead tree and white rock foreground frame the Grand Canyon. What you do not see in the shot is the wind I was enduring this day. At times, an aerodynamic posture had to be assumed to prevent being blown off the rim - an unsurvivable event. Fortunately, the dead tree and rocks were not influenced by the wind and remain sharp in the photo.
 
Haze is frequently a problem with Grand Canyon photos. Adding contrast during post processing helps significantly.


 
24mm  f/11.0  1/40s  ISO 100
Rays of Light, Upper Antelope Slot Canyon Rays of Light, Upper Antelope Slot Canyon
 

Rays of light stream into Upper Antelope Slot Canyon, reflecting warm-toned light onto the already-red sandstone canyon walls. Note the 15 second exposure - a tripod is required for photographing the Upper Antelope Slot Canyon.


 
30mm  f/11.0  15s  ISO 100
Reflected Light Hoodoos in Bryce Canyon Reflected Light Hoodoos in Bryce Canyon
 

Reflected morning light casts a warm glow on these Bryce Canyon Hoodoos.


 
142mm  f/16.0  1/13s  ISO 100
Light Beams, Upper Antelope Slot Canyon Light Beams, Upper Antelope Slot Canyon
 

While there is a lot of interesting landscape in the Upper Antelope Slot Canyon, the light beams that occur certain times of the day and year are the biggest attraction for photographers.


 
23mm  f/11.0  3.2s  ISO 100
Tumbleweed in Sheep's Head Slot Canyon Tumbleweed in Sheep's Head Slot Canyon
 

There is not much in the slot canyons other than rocks and sand, but the occasional tumbleweed makes its presence there.


 
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Rattlesnake Slot Canyon, Arizona Rattlesnake Slot Canyon, Arizona
 

This is the characteristically-swirled red sandstone wall of Rattlesnake Slot Canyon, Arizona.


 
32mm  f/11.0  2.5s  ISO 100
Lake Powell from Viewpoint Near Dam Lake Powell from Viewpoint Near Dam
 

A circular polarizer filter and added contrast were used to cut the haze in this Lake Powell photo. A viewing area near the Lake Powell Dam is a great vantage point.


 
58mm  f/11.0  1/50s  ISO 100
Landscape Near Old Pahreah Town Site, Utah Landscape Near Old Pahreah Town Site, Utah
 

Drive back the rough road to the old Pahreah Town Site, Utah and this is the mountain you will be viewing. Interesting foreground was very scarce here, so I opted to remove it from the frame of many shots. Remaining is a very colorful mountain. A circular polarizer was used to darken the sky and increase saturation.


 
84mm  f/11.0  1/40s  ISO 100
The Path Brightens, Lower Antelope Canyon Slot The Path Brightens, Lower Antelope Canyon Slot
 

Carved rock walls lead to brighter light in Lower Antelope Slot Canyon.


 
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Rainbow Point, Bryce Canyon National Park Rainbow Point, Bryce Canyon National Park
 

The view from Rainbow Point, Bryce Canyon National Park.


 
24mm  f/14.0  1/20s  ISO 100
North Window Arch, Arches National Park North Window Arch, Arches National Park
 

The North Window Arch, Arches National Park provides a unique frame of some similarly unique rock structures behind it. A circular polarizer filter was used to darken the sky and saturate the rock color.


 
24mm  f/10.0  1/30s  ISO 100
Lower Antelope Canyon Curves Lower Antelope Canyon Curves
 

The walls of the Lower Antelope Canyon characteristically curve through this photo.


 
17mm  f/11.0  .3s  ISO 100
Layers of the Grand Canyon Rim Layers of the Grand Canyon Rim
 

It is amazing how flat the plateau around the Grand Canyon is relative to the drop off into the canyon. In this photo, layers of the canyon rim can be seen behind the dried tree - included for foreground interest.


 
24mm  f/11.0  1/50s  ISO 100
Devil's Garden, Arches NP, Sunset Devil's Garden, Arches NP, Sunset
 

Warm-toned light from a setting sun ("Sweet Light") illuminates the red sandstone rock formations near Devil's Garden, Arches NP. I cropped some of the gray sky out of the original shot as I did not feel it added to the image.


 
200mm  f/5.6  1/60s  ISO 100
Shadow on Big Rock, Arches NP Shadow on Big Rock, Arches NP
 

One large rock shadows another large Arches National Park rock. A circular polarizer filter was used to make this image.


 
40mm  f/11.0  1/80s  ISO 100
Beaver-Felled Tree in Zion National Park Beaver-Felled Tree in Zion National Park
 

The North Fork Virgin River flows between a beaver-cut tree and a big Zion National Park rock.


 
24mm  f/16.0  1/15s  ISO 100
Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park
 

The Coral Pink Sand Dune flows through Coral Pink Sand Dune State Park. A circular polarizer was used to enhance the sky color and to increase saturation.


 
24mm  f/16.0  1/20s  ISO 100
Devil's Garden, Arches NP Devil's Garden, Arches NP
 

I like the various layers and frames found in this image. A black foreground includes the silhouette of a dead tree. The next layer is a sun-lit sandstone window into sage brush and then unique rock formations.


 
28mm  f/11.0  1/50s  ISO 100
Beam of Light, Upper Antelope Canyon Beam of Light, Upper Antelope Canyon
 

A sure way to beat the crowds in Upper Antelope Canyon is to shoot upwards. And a sunlight beam certainly adds to most shots.


 
23mm  f/11.0  2s  ISO 100
Dragon-like Rocks in Bryce Canyon National Park Dragon-like Rocks in Bryce Canyon National Park
 

Bryce Canyon National Park is simply full of unique rock formations. One of my favorites is this dragon-like rock formation near Mossy Cave.


 
138mm  f/11.0  1/60s  ISO 100
The Sun Sets on Arches National Park's Salt Valley The Sun Sets on Arches National Park's Salt Valley
 

The last light of the day skims across Arches National Park's Salt Valley, catching a few red foreground rocks.


 
24mm  f/11.0  1/25s  ISO 125
Grand Canyon Rim Picture Grand Canyon Rim Picture
 

This is the typical view one can expect to see from the Grand Canyon Rim. Of course, haze appears worse without the help of a circular polarizer filter and post-processing-added contrast.


 
24mm  f/11.0  1/30s  ISO 100
Bryce Point, Bryce Canyon National Park Bryce Point, Bryce Canyon National Park
 

Bryce Canyon National Park is awesome and Bryce Point is a great location to photograph this canyon from. This vantage point has a complete view of the Bryce Canyon amphitheater with good lighting both early and late in the day. This image was captured just before sunset with the warm late day light reflecting into the scene from the back-lit pinnacles.

Sometimes we don't get it right when we first process an image. Usually, the older the image is, the less likely we got the processing right. As our skills increase, our older work does not seem as good as it once did, and that was the case with this image.

Significant underexposure was the issue I grew to dislike the most. Truth is, I'm not really sure what I was thinking when first processing this image, but I later prefered a much brighter brighter exposure (while still managing the highlights).

Check out our full list of Stuck at Home Ideas for Photographers.


 
105mm  f/10.0  1/40s  ISO 100
The Girls in the Slot Canyon The Girls in the Slot Canyon
 

I thought I would be dragging them along in my canyon photographic pursuits, but ... the girls' favorite Grand Tour location was the slot canyons around Page, Arizona. It is definitely better that they are climbing the walls here instead of my house. This photo was taken in Sheep's Head Slot Canyon - and required the girls to be very still because of the low light levels.


 
35mm  f/6.3  1/8s  ISO 100
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