Antelope Canyon III

'Canyon' Series

Portrait

Antelope Canyon in Arizona is a stunning place where flash floods have gouged out the sandstone in deep vertical gullies. Sunlight penetrates deep into the canyon and highlights the glorious shadows and textures. Prior to my visit the Canyon had been closed for two days due to floods (difficult to believe in the desert-like terrain). Each turn revealed new ethereal swirls of water-carved sandstone and ever-changing colours as the sun moved. These images are from the Lower Canyon that is truly spectacular and I was lucky to be the only person on the guided tour.

Antelope Canyon III

Antelope Canyon III

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The time of day is critical to the rendition of the colours and this image was taken in the late afternoon just before the canyon was closed for the day.

Antelope Canyon II

Antelope Canyon II

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The different strata of sediments appear convoluted to the extreme and go in all manner of directions with the light transiently revealing thousands of layers making up the rock walls.

Antelope Canyon I

Antelope Canyon I

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In places the canyon walls are very close and a narrow deep crevice has to be negotiated. It is easy to imaging the torrent of water forcing its way through and carving out the sides.