Writing with Light

Inner Sanctum

My trip to Arizona was meant as a quick, rejuvenating get away for my husband and I. The plan was to spend a few days in Scottsdale poolside with a little shopping and dining and then on to a few days in Sedona for some hiking and bit more R&R.

As we were planning the trip I realized that this was my opportunity to cross off one of the items on my bucket list, which was to photograph Antelope Canyon. Page, Arizona is a good 3 1/2 to 4 hour drive from Sedona we needed to rethink our itinerary to make this work. We ended up only doing an overnighter in Sedona and heading to Page the day before our morning Photo Tour.

The slot canyons are on Navajo land and the only way to access the canyons are with a Navajo guide. After researching a number of potential tour guides and tour operators I booked with Adventurous Antelope Canyon Photo Tours.

The tour I chose was for photographers meaning you had to have a DSLR/SLR or Mirrorless camera and a full size tripod. It was a smaller group and the tour guide was experience in crowd control and provided help and advice to any photographer that needed it. Photographing in the slot canyons is challenging due to the light conditions. Our guide, Melanie, was incredible and I would highly recommend her and this company.

I booked 2 canyons, Rattlesnake and Antelope and we started with Rattlesnake which was a great way to get used to shooting in these conditions. We were only 6 photographers with plenty of room and time which was not something we would get in Antelope.

This image was taken in Rattlesnake Canyon.

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Arizona, Rattlesnake Canyon, slot canyon, navajo, sandstone, gorge


25 responses

  1. Antelope canyon is really a beautiful place. Your photo is magnificent, great colors and composition

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    October 23, 2017 at 6:58 am

    • Thank you very much Marie. This image was actually taken in Rattlesnake Canyon.


      October 23, 2017 at 7:06 am

  2. Sue

    Inner Sanctum is a stunning image, Edith! Those colours!

    Liked by 1 person

    October 23, 2017 at 9:13 am

  3. Edith, there are not enough superlatives to describe just how beautiful I think this photograph is. Simply breathtaking.

    Liked by 3 people

    October 23, 2017 at 3:09 pm

  4. Breath taking image, Edith

    Liked by 2 people

    October 23, 2017 at 9:53 pm

  5. I really like the texture in this photo

    Liked by 2 people

    October 23, 2017 at 10:40 pm

  6. Really great photo!!! The canyon always has an interesting texture and pattern that make it a good place to make abstract photography.

    Liked by 2 people

    October 24, 2017 at 2:15 am

  7. Fabulous Edith!

    Liked by 2 people

    October 24, 2017 at 9:01 am

  8. Sounds like your detour was an excellent decision Edith, and the photo proves it! Very beautiful. Didn’t realize the canyons were so close to Sedona which I’ve visited more than once. A definite next time!

    Liked by 1 person

    October 27, 2017 at 8:28 am

    • Thanks Tina.I know when I realized that it wasn’t that far a drive it became a Must Do.


      October 28, 2017 at 11:58 pm

  9. Thanks for the suggestion on what tour operator to use. It’s always nice to hear from photographers who have actually used the operator.


    October 28, 2017 at 8:28 am

  10. Fantastic !

    Liked by 1 person

    October 30, 2017 at 7:34 am

  11. What a dream, Edith. You have made a magnificent image. 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

    October 30, 2017 at 12:40 pm

  12. awesome work Edith

    Liked by 2 people

    November 2, 2017 at 10:33 am

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