In 2005, I took an amazing trip with my grandparents and my cousin. This trip was a month spent touring all over the United States. We saw many photographic “hot spots”, including Yosemite, Yellowstone, Grand Teton, and Arches National Parks. Another well known location we visited was Antelope Canyon, a beautiful slot canyon near Page, Arizona. You have to take a tour to go inside Upper Antelope Canyon, where this photo was taken, so I was limited in my photography on a time basis and by the crowds of people also visiting.
One unspoken “rule” of shooting in a slot canyon is to not shoot straight up, due to the brightness of the sky comparable to the walls of the canyon. I believe most photographic rules should be learned as guidelines, but they are meant to be broken. I found this rock outcropping that blocked out any extremely bright sky and used multiple exposure blending to increase the dynamic range of the scene. I love the lines, texture, and colors of the walls shown here.