Today, I Celebrate…

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Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.

-Albert Einstein-


Story behind the image…

There are two ways to explore Lower Antelope Canyon; one is to have your own DSLR camera and a tripod and you can purchase a photo pass and be on your own for up to two hours.  The other option for all other visitors is to take a 2 hour guided tour of the canyon.  Since I was the only one with a tripod we took the guided tour.  I hung to the back of the group and was able to create several images that I am really happy with.  In this image I  worked the lines in the sandstone and the way they lead you into the image, wondering what amazing formation is around the next bend…  Even though this image could have been made with fewer frames, I wanted the look of an HDR image, I shot the scene as a five frame bracket to process in Photomatix and end up with some of the surreal feel that many HDR images have.  Base exposure of ISO 400 f10 @ 1/10 sec.  In order to stay up with the group to some degree, I dialed my ISO up a bit so that the braketed sequences wouldn’t take as long and hold up the group.   Nikon D4, AF-S 24-120mm f4 VR


  1. Want you to know that your daily celebrations are so meaningful. Helps to get my day started. I know how much work this is,so wanted to let you know that it is inspiring, appreciated and the first thing I look for each morning with my morning coffee. Thank you so much.

    • Thanks Jeanette, I’m glad to hear that my posts are part of your day. I know I am finding inspiration searching for appropriate quotes and having fun going through my archives. Just think of me with my morning coffee making these posts. :)