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2nd PlaceSlot Canyon
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Challenge: Complexity (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Sony DSC-F717
Location: Upper Antelope Canyon, Arizona USA
Date: Sep 24, 2004
Aperture: f/6.3
ISO: 100
Shutter: 15 seconds
Galleries: Abstract, Nature
Date Uploaded: Sep 26, 2004

This image was taken inside a slot canyon near Page, Arizona. This canyon is more like a giant crack in a large rock formation rather than a canyon in the traditional sense. It is about 100 (30 meters) feet high or so.

The colorful rock is called Navajo Limestone and is unique to that area. The canyon is formed by flash flood erosion and is very narrow and deep.

Natural light filters in from the sky above to illuminate the walls of the canyon. The colors comes from light reflected off multicolored rock walls. The golden color comes from light off canyon walls in direct sunlight at the top.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 148
Avg (all users): 7.1295
Avg (commenters): 8.8824
Avg (participants): 6.8617
Avg (non-participants): 7.3838
Views since voting: 9009
Views during voting: 377
Votes: 193
Comments: 53
Favorites: 57 (view)


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02/05/2006 03:52:45 AM
Gosh, I love this shot, it's amazing.
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09/08/2005 06:10:09 AM
breathtaking!
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06/16/2005 07:04:50 PM
The lighting is just super!! Great depth of color and detail.
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02/02/2005 12:32:57 PM
We are going to be driving by this area in April. Can't wait.
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10/07/2004 05:14:58 PM
congrats on a well deserved ribbon! Beautiful!
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10/07/2004 09:02:35 AM
Totally awesome!!! Congratulations on your picture and on your ribbon.
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10/06/2004 09:38:01 AM
CONGRATULATIONS Steve!!!! This is an awesome image and I knew it would ribbon! I sure hope you make a print out of this one!

Message edited by author 2004-10-06 09:38:44.
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10/06/2004 07:52:33 AM
Stunning shot! Congratulations on your ribbon and a beautiful image!
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10/05/2004 10:23:29 AM
Amazing place captured VERY well indeed. Makes me want to visit myself.
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10/05/2004 02:11:05 AM
That's my Dad!
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10/04/2004 06:31:01 PM
A lot of people shoot the slot canyons but not many capture them this elegantly. Great shot.
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10/04/2004 12:28:35 PM
Great! :) I was sure you should get something for this...
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10/04/2004 12:23:22 PM
Thanks to all for your very kind comments and generous scores. Now if I could just figure a way to get a blue one... :)

Slot canyons are fascinating and sometimes dangerous places to photograph.

A couple miles from this location is Lower Antelope Slot Canyon. 11 people on a tour got trapped and drowned during a flash flood there in 1997. Where I took this picture I was told that the week before a flash flood came through and raised the floor level by 5 to 6 feet! Both events are unusual, but do happen.

Message edited by author 2004-10-04 12:24:57.
10/04/2004 11:52:56 AM
Congratulations on the Red. Wonderful colours and fine detail. Excellent!
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10/04/2004 11:07:45 AM
My dream is to take pictures in these canyons. You did a good job with this shot. Congrats!
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10/04/2004 10:43:58 AM
This is awesome. Many congrats!
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10/04/2004 08:31:13 AM
Congrats dude, great job! This is one of my favorite places in the world, and you have taken one of the best shots I've ever seen of it.
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10/04/2004 07:18:17 AM
Oh wowowowowowow... I've seen plenty of good photos of this place, but this just blows them all away. Absolutely incredible.
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10/04/2004 05:07:00 AM
Truely incredible! Thankyou.

sue
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10/04/2004 03:23:53 AM
congrats, wished I could've voted on this amazing picture.
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10/04/2004 01:40:07 AM
A wonderful capture. Congratulations!
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10/04/2004 01:32:27 AM
Lovely shot, now in my faves. Congradulations, well done.
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10/04/2004 01:31:42 AM
congrats on the Red Ribbon Steve
I love the colours in this
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10/04/2004 01:00:43 AM
Beautiful colors on this great capture. Congratulations.
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10/04/2004 12:45:08 AM
Beautiful...the lighting and depth of field really sucks one into the picture. I think this one is going on the itinerary for next summer! Thanks for sharing this with us.
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10/04/2004 12:17:47 AM
Hey Steve; Congratulations on your red. This is simply awesome and mind biggling. The colors and texture add drama and speaks of ancient shapes which only time can accomplish. Great capture. You have my highest admiration.
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10/04/2004 12:13:36 AM
This is beautiful work Steve! I actually thought you would come out ahead of me in this challenge.
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10/04/2004 12:13:15 AM
Very beautiful. I can just imagine myself to be there right now. Congratulations!
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10/04/2004 12:07:32 AM
A classic! Many congratulations, it's lovely. I don't get tired of seeing photos from that part of the world.
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10/04/2004 12:03:39 AM
I'm jealous and deeply resentful that you didn't pay for me to come down and explore this canyon with you. Actually, I'm just admiring this photo a lot! Very nice work, Steve! This certainly belongs in the top! Woooooohooooo!
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10/04/2004 12:03:13 AM
Oh, I am so happy for you on this!!!! Sooo well deserved and wonderful. Congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/03/2004 01:49:38 PM
Antelope Canyon near Page I presume - an awesome location. The long exposure is pefect and stable. Composition works well too.
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10/03/2004 01:14:32 PM
Simply amazing! the lighting and colors are just perfect!
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10/02/2004 05:03:23 PM
Another shot that has great color, clarity and depth of field. The smoothness of the lines and shapes add interest. I rate this a 10.
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10/02/2004 01:53:49 PM
excellent shot
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10/02/2004 10:00:00 AM
Thats shot in apple! :) Complex color, shades and shapes. Good luck.
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10/02/2004 01:29:16 AM
oooo yea love it
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10/01/2004 07:36:59 PM
beautiful lighting and colour. Capture!
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09/29/2004 08:18:25 PM
Wow. That's all I can say. Such fabulous colors and textures. I'm thinking top 10 at least.
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09/29/2004 07:31:48 PM
WOW! This is stunning! Great in every aspect! 10
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09/29/2004 01:08:12 AM
Beautiful- the rocks are so smooth, they look like velvet= The lighting's perfect, I love it, great job! 10
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09/28/2004 07:27:57 PM
I think this will ribbon. Great work. I'm curious to know if that is the natural color of the light? All similar shots I have seen have been more golden. 10
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09/28/2004 06:12:38 PM
Just wonderful.
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09/28/2004 05:00:17 PM
beautiful! the lighting is magnifisent
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09/28/2004 03:21:12 PM
Mother nature at her best...One of my favorites of this challenge! Awesome!
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09/28/2004 01:26:45 AM
Wonderful color and light.
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09/27/2004 03:12:06 PM
Dramatic lighting and shadowing. Nicely done. Complexity caused by wind and water. Can't decide if the floor in the foreground adds or detracts.
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09/27/2004 09:39:38 AM
Magnificient...very sureal and awsome choice of exposure
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09/27/2004 08:23:08 AM
The world doesn't get much more complex than this, and you captured the essence of the canyon well. Nice use of light (in a setting that could present lighting challenges) and an angle that's pleasing to the eye. Good luck!
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09/27/2004 07:30:06 AM
nice shadows
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09/27/2004 03:46:52 AM
Dreamlike.
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09/27/2004 01:29:26 AM
Nice colors.
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09/27/2004 12:42:03 AM
Wow! One of my favorites so far. Incredible colors, shapes, and clarity. Good luck!
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