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.

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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

Southwestern Desert

The last week in August I participated in a photo safari (workshop) in the southwestern desert. It felt like a safari because we had to use 4-wheel drive vehicles to get to our locations. The landscape was the subject, not animals. We went to a few different locations. We used dim lights to illuminate the landscape at night. The first stop was a place called White Pocket in northern Arizona, where we camped after taking photographs past midnight.

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Alone on a Stone: A lonely tree sits under the Milky Way, contemplating the celestial journey. To the right, peaceful Jupiter looks on.
Inchworm Arch in Utah

On the final day of the workshop we went to a short but scenic slot canyon near Kanab, Utah.

I loved wandering in the slot canyon and finding photo opportunities. My tripod was set up so I just jumped into this shot.

On the way home, I stopped in Zion National Park.

Three trees perched high on a slick rock ledge in Zion National Park.