South West - Carmen Alex

Fire to the Sky

Antelope Canyon is one of my favorite places to make images. It's also one of the most difficult places to work at due to the limited amount of light, high contrast scenes, and confined space. Add a slew of tourists most of the time to the mix and it becomes quite a challenge to shoot here. Once you're inside, however, none of that matters. It's a pleasure to just stand and turn and look up at the cliffs that range in color from orange to maroon and burgundy to sometimes a deep purple. Antelope creek has cut a string of narrow canyons into the Navajo Sandstone formation and continues to deepen the slots every time it rains either locally or upstream. These popular canyons are all on Navajo Nation land and are somewhat restricted in access. A Navajo guide is required at all times.

Limited Edition Print of 250

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