Twisted Stone #4 – Dark Chambers

This is my final post of the series Twisted Stone. On this day we visited two slot canyons near Page, Arizona. The first one didn’t inspire us, but the second was wonderful. We loved Antelope Canyon-X. A Navajo guide is required to see these slot canyons and we signed up for the “photo tour” that allowed us to bring our tripods and spend 3 hours in each canyon. Antelope Canyon-X was relatively short, but the reflected light and patterns in the stone were captivating.

To see more from Antelope Canyon-X, click here.

Inner Chamber
If you use your imagination, you can see the profile of a person’s head with light emitting from the forehead.
Dark Chamber No. 1
Dark Chamber No. 2
Crack in the Earth

Twisted Stone #3 – White Pocket

The 3rd stop for our desert adventure was the amazing twisted stones of White Pocket. White Pocket is far away from everything on the Paria Plateau of Vermilion Cliffs National Monument. It is about a 2 1/2 hour drive from either Kanab, UT or Page, AZ largely on dirt and sandy roads requiring true 4-wheel drive.

To view the complete collection from White Pocket 2023, click here.
To see photos from a previous photo workshop trip in 2019, click here

Dragon’s Eye – I love the solitary tree growing in the stark stone. This was taken in the morning after camping nearby.
Water Pocket – Similar to the shot above but no tree and taken the previous evening.

I loved the amazing formations at White Pocket. They are stunning, but I struggled with finding my creativity. I had been here with a photo workshop a few years previously and those compositions were burned in my memory. The following two compositions were shown to the group during that workshop.

Wrinkles in Stone
Ice Cream Machine