This was taken in the beautiful Lower Antelope Canyon in southern Arizona back in February. After a little time wandering the canyon and taking my time to try a few different things, I found I kept coming back to my 50mm lens to focus on smaller areas of detail that caught my eye (whereas the previous year in Upper Antelope Canyon I focused on wide-angle shots to take in the whole canyon). I have since struggled a bit with how much to share - I really had many shots that I loved, but because they're more 'abstract' that my usual subjects it's not as clear to me what's most important to share. So I have tried to find the shots that illustrate some unique features of the canyon, either for a range of color, or a range of textural detail. Looking up in the canyon there was this point where the smooth sweeping walls come to several points of inflection all at once, almost like cresting waves, and that's the detail featured here.
If you can make it to the area I strongly encourage visiting (either to photograph, or just to see) either Upper or Lower Antelope Canyon. Upper is more frequently visited, but I think I may have enjoyed Lower Antelope Canyon better - possibly because it was almost empty when we visited. You can't go wrong either way.
Nikon D90 | Nikon 50mm f/1.8 | f/11 | 1/4s | ISO100 | Tripod
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