This weekend wrapped my huddle over various devices voting in the Shoot & Share photo contest. More about that here, but one thing that coming up is how much I wished I had shared my National Park Adventures- Antelope canyon photos! I know I recognized at least one photo there of one of my photography heroes, Joe Hendricks, in some of the canyon images. It is an amazing and spiritual place, and though we visited on a grey and rainy day the interior of the Lower Canyon was glowing as if amber with soft golden light. So still, peaceful, and amazing.
Technically this was the third- and surprise- stop on our 2015 summer adventures but I couldn't wait to share it. An early anniversary present from my husband after I decided I could not afford to splurge. He totally spoils me. No complaints!! That is NOT dust in my lens, we were actually in the lower canyon during a light rain storm traveling across Lake Powell so drops are visible. We walked in at the during heavy rain, exited the back to bright white hot sunshine. While we retraced our steps to the beginning and our tour Jeep it was drizzling again, and we exited to more sunshine. I cannot even explain that vivid fushia and purple light in the last frame, our guide did not allow flash so I guarantee you no gels or strobes were used! Amazing, simply breathtaking. I always feel closer to Jesus and Heaven in nature and no more so when I was enveloped in this marvel. Did I mention orange is my most favorites of colours? Two other images are in my previous post.
I was blessed enough to live in Arizona for a few years when my daughter was very young. The above image sums up how energized and alive I felt in Sedona, surrounded by the rich colours.
All images shot on my Canon 5D MarkII, 50mm lens. Yeah, I know. I really wish I had my wider 24mm or 17mm with me but like I said this was a last min surprise ;) Sure made for some interesting crops, eh!