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Antelope Canyon 3

Antelope Canyon 3
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Copyright: Peter van Zoest (PeterZ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-10-19
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Nikon D90, AF-S Nikkor 18-70mm 1:3.5-4.5G ED DX, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/20 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-12-27 7:40
Viewed: 1617
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Antelope Canyon is a slot canyon in the American Southwest. It is located on Navajo land east of Page, Arizona. Antelope Canyon includes two separate, photogenic slot canyon sections, referred to individually as Upper Antelope Canyon or The Crack; and Antelope Canyon or The Corkscrew.

Flash flood danger
Antelope Canyon is visited exclusively through guided tours, in part because rains during monsoon season can quickly flood the canyon. Rain does not have to fall on or near the Antelope Canyon slots for flash floods to whip through, as rain falling dozens of miles away 'upstream' of the canyons can funnel into them with little prior notice. On August 12, 1997, eleven tourists, including seven from France, one from the United Kingdom, one from Sweden and two from the United States, were killed in Lower Antelope Canyon by a flash flood. Very little rain fell at the site that day, but an earlier thunderstorm had dumped a large amount of water into the canyon basin, 7 miles (11 km) upstream. The lone survivor of the flood was tour guide Francisco "Poncho" Quintana, who had prior swift-water training. At the time, the ladder system consisted of amateur-built wood ladders that were swept away by the flash flood. Today, ladder systems have been bolted in place, and deployable cargo nets are installed at the top of the canyon. At the fee booth, a NOAA Weather Radio from the National Weather Service and an alarm horn are stationed.
Despite improved warning and safety systems, the risks of injuries from flash floods still exist. On July 30, 2010, several tourists were stranded on a ledge when two flash floods occurred at the Upper Antelope Canyon. Some of them were rescued and some had to wait for the flood waters to recede. There were reports that a woman and her 9-year-old son were injured as they were washed away downstream, but no fatalities were reported.

Source: Wikipedia

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Hi Peter,
Again abstract forms photographed the best way. The "waterwork" is fabulous, just like the way how you composed the part of the canyon wall into the frame. Beautiful rock textures!
Kind regards, László

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-12-27 8:16]

Hi Peter,what say? Absolutely fantastic another time,what a waves in red taken in a very professional sharpness,another beautiful abstract peinture from there,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hello Peter,

Another very beautiful abstract formation. Excellent texture....Well DOF too. Good work.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Peter,
Excellent capture of a nice abstract work of nature...Wonderful!

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2015-12-27 11:26]

Hi Peter,
Another nice picture in interesting light, amazing colors and with lots of sharpness details.
Very good work.
Regards Jiri.

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2015-12-27 12:06]

Hi Peter,

Beautiful abstract colorful forms. Excellent capture, despite one area that is saturated bright.



Hallo Peter
Wat een prachtige foto je weet niet waar je moet kijken om het te plaatsen
Kleuren en scherpte zijn super goed
pracht foto

Gelukkig nieuw jaar en veel gezondheid voor jou en Familie
gr lou

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2015-12-29 9:15]

Hallo Peter,
Natural abstract image ..
Beautiful light. Amazing colors and with lots of sharpness details.
Happy New Year with good health to you and Family,

Ciao Peter, lovely composition with fantastic graphic, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, Happy New Year my friend, ciao Silvio

Almost looks like the desktop background of WIN.7 O.S.FANTASTIC image overall.

hello Peter,

Hope life is good. Happy new Year to you my friend. I missed commenting on this excellent shot earlier but now at the first opportunity, I am here and am all praise for this photo and the place you have been to.....a true natural wonder, with such fine colours, thanks a lot for sharing a class photo and a very fine note which so beautifully supplements it, take care,
Best regards/Abid

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-12-30 18:24]

Hello Peter,
Another lovely angle of Antelope Canyon showing the beautiful curved side walls as they meet together. It looks like a huge paint brush was used to create such magnificent sculptured images. Love the colors and impressive textured and artistic canyon walls.

Hello Peter

You have choose a fine POV and the way is framed giving a beautiful
perspective effect, with wonderful light and color tones, TFS


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