"Antelope Slot Canyons as an Indian Chief Walks Through "
Antelope Slot Canyon is located near Page, Arizona on a Navajo Indian Reservation. To photograph the canyon it requires the escort of an Indian guide. The canyon was made by the erosion of this sandstone, primarily by flash flooding (in fact a flash flood in this canyon killed 11 people in 1987). I made arrangements to photograph the canyon during the noon hour (the best time for lighting). To capture the bright sunlight beams dancing off the sandstone walls I used a slow shutter speed of 1/6 second and used a cordless shutter release with my camera mounted on a sturdy Gitzo tripod. What makes this photograph my favorite of the slot canyon collection was the lucky timing of the chief walking through at the exact moment I was taking the picture. My initial thought was to wait until he passed, but then I suddenly realized the character and perspective he added to the photograph.