Soul Of The Canyon

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Tech Info:

  • Camera: NIKON D3X
  • Lens: 14.0-24.0 mm f/2.8
  • Focal Length: 20mm
  • Shutter: 1/3 sec
  • ISO: 100
  • Aperture: F/8

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This Photo's ID: 3859

Field Notes Print Info

So, there we were, hiking through Lower Antelope Canyon with our guide. My 10 year old son Grant and I were exploring this incredible slot canyon and we’d already done a LOT of photography.

We were making our way back when we noticed a light beam coming down – through the “eye” of this rock formation!

The guide, who’d been doing this awhile, was even surprised to see it.

Upper Antelope Canyon is famous for light beams like this, but this particular slot isn’t as lucky. However, apparently at just the right time of year and right time of day you can witness this phenomenon – and we happend to be walking by!

Our guide tossed a little sand in the air to accentuate the beam and I snapped away. It only lasted for a couple minutes, but it was just enough to get the camera in position and capture this fleeting moment.

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8 Responses to Soul Of The Canyon

  1. Sigrun says:

    I love this photo. I actually wanted to give it a 5 not a 4, but the fingers on my right hand don’t always do what I want them to. It reminds me of a photo on one of my coffee-table books. I wonder if it’s the same place, or at least close by. And it’s in colors that I love. But I still have to think about whether I can afford it right now. With Christmas coming up…?

  2. Lucille Crystal says:

    Is it my Eye’s playing tricks on me?? I can see a Religious Maiden with her Hair covered and her Hands Clasped together in Prayer looking up at the Beam of Light coming down on her.
    Has anyone else seen this Image??
    It is Beautiful. I gave it a 5.

  3. Jean says:

    Yes, it’s awesome!

  4. Silvio Di Loreto says:

    I see the woman praying also . She is at the bottom of the beam as it hits the floor. She is looking to the right with the light coming down her back. Lucille it is not your eyes playing tricks . She is actually there.

  5. Silvio Di Loreto says:

    She is actually looking towards the left border of the photo. The image is actually a pile of rocks but it does look like a woman deep in prayer. Astonishing.

  6. Philip Snouffer says:

    Sorry to disagree, but it is just too busy (too many elements competing for attention). You have already offered several better pictures from this same canyon.

  7. Dave says:

    Great shot Steve! I’ve yet to explore much of the US with my D800, but this is definitely one of the locals I’d like to visit. I was wondering if you be willing to share with me the date and time this photo was taken.
    Keep up the great work

    • Steve says:

      Hi –

      Thanks :)
      It was shot Aug 21st about 10:20 in the morning local time (assuming I had the time set right in my camera, which I think I did).

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