30 MAR-1 APR: SIDE TRIP: PAGE, AZ

Tremendous photographic variety exists in the Page, AZ area.  Two of the biggest draws are the Horseshoe Bend of the Colorado River just downriver from Glen Canyon Dam and Antelope Canyon.  I shot Horseshoe Bend on three separate occasions (two evening and one morning).  The final evening was the best due to the storm clouds brewing on the horizon.  Managing the contrast range was a challenge…in this case I sandwiched 2- and 3-stop split NDs to close the gap between the brighter sky and darker foreground.

Early morning overlooking Horseshoe Bend of the Colorado River. Nikon D300, Tokina 11-17mm, Singh Ray warming polarizer, Gitzo tripod, Kirk BH-3 ball head. (c)Chuck Lockett Photography

Stormy Evening Over Horseshoe Bend. Nikon D300, Tokina 11-17mm, Singh Ray warming polarizer, Singh Ray 2+3-stop split ND, Gitzo tripod, Kirk BH-3 ball head. (c)Chuck Lockett Photography

Antelope is a slot canyon on Navajo land with visits managed by the Navajo Nation.  I used Adventurous Antelope Canyon Tours and was impressed with the small size of the photo tour (3 people) and the knowledge of our guide Vernon Tso.  He was very adept at maintaining space with other tours to facilitate our photography and was full of good suggestions about managing the difficult lighting conditions.

Sunbeam Antelope Canyon. Nikon D300, Tokina 11-17mm, Singh Ray warming polarizer, Gitzo tripod, Kirk BH-3 ball head. (c)Chuck Lockett Photography

Page deserves a repeat trip with more time…plenty of photography left here!

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2 Comments

  1. Dave April 2, 2012 at 10:01 am #

    Charlie, love the detail of Antelope canyon. Wish I was still on the road collecting images. Hope to see you again in June. Dave

  2. Erin April 3, 2012 at 2:31 pm #

    Dad! You have a following! 🙂 Love the pictures, hope you’re having fun.

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