West 2018 Day 2 – Antelope Canyon

Monday 05/13/18

Back Country Office

In our deliberations the day before, we found out that Upper Antelope Canyon had openings for a 4:00 tour on Monday.  So, we knew what our plan was for the afternoon, but first we needed to get to the back country office before 9:00 to get a campsite for Tuesday night.  We did this with no problem and then once again stopped at the campground office to check on cancellation sites.

We lucked out a second time and got a site, so we hastily wadded up the tent, sleeping bags and all, crammed it into the car and relocated.  We didn’t burn too much time in that process and then headed North toward Antelope Canyon.

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Willis Canyon

Willis Canyon

This is a shot from Willis Canyon, same as yesterday’s, different look though.

Photographic note: there was another guy there taking pictures at the same time and he was standing much further back than I had been and mentioned how standing back and using a longer lens helped compress the scene.  I remember vaguely having known this effect in the back of my mind, but hadn’t really though in those terms.  I believe this shot was the result of giving that a try as opposed to yesterday’s which was taken with a much wider angle.

Picture taken with Canon 60D, EF-S 17-85mm lens @ 47mm, 0.3 sec shutter, f/16, ISO 100