Brenda Fishbaugh  

Upper Antelope Canyon by Brenda Fishbaugh

January 2020 - Upper Antelope Canyon

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Canon 7D Mark II Tamron 18-270

ISO 200 11mm f/11 6.0 sec on tripod

I was in my favorite place, Upper Antelope Canyon! My picture was dull, so I brushed in more contrast. I am not happy with the ground...I feel that foot prints still show despite gaussian blur, the blur tool.


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10 comments posted

Mervyn Hurwitz   Mervyn Hurwitz
We were in Antelope Canyon in 2018. How did you get this shot without masses of people in the way? We were also there too late in the year and so missed the sunbeam entering the canyon. Your composition is excellent and smoothing out the foreground definitely helps the image.   Posted: 01/06/2020 11:55:53
Brenda Fishbaugh   Brenda Fishbaugh
I took the photography tour of Antelope Canyon in late September, so we missed the sun beams. There were tons of people. They put half the photographers on the ground and half of us stood. We had guards keeping people out of each area so we could do a long exposure for each shot. It was insane...tripods with lots of crossed legs, stupid photographers standing up in the middle of your shot, someone walking past the guard, etc. It was really about staying calm under pressure and knowing your gear, cable release and tripod. My friend actually threw her tripod away after trying to photograph since it sucked in this situation. I actually scheduled a second photography tour the next day, since I had a 24-105 on, and decided to use a wide angle the second time. Its really the prettiest place in the world to me.   Posted: 01/06/2020 18:47:08

Pierre Williot   Pierre Williot
This is such a cool canyon!
Very nice capture with ondulating shadows. I love the "sand"fall.
What time was this? You were able to get there before any other photographers!
Keep up the nice work.
  Posted: 01/06/2020 18:39:04
Brenda Fishbaugh   Brenda Fishbaugh
Pierre, I explained about the time and the hoards of very bad photographers in Mervyn's post, so check that out. Its led by Navajo Indians since its on their property, and you can only go in on their tours. Photographers pay more but have the smallest group size and the best chance to photograph. Its super dark, so a tripod is a must. Two friends just hand carried their cameras and their photos were all dramatically underexposed.
  Posted: 01/06/2020 18:51:17
Pierre Williot   Pierre Williot
Thanks for the tip. I also realized that I spelled undulating in French)   Posted: 01/06/2020 19:28:48

Candy Childrey   Candy Childrey
Your composition is beautiful, Brenda. The sand falling on the right side is perfect. I feel like you lost detail in the background because it is so dark. Using the Adobe Camera Filter did not help with the background detail. Increasing clarity did improve the sharpness and detail in the image. Great job with trying conditions.   Posted: 01/11/2020 13:26:38
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Brenda Fishbaugh   Brenda Fishbaugh
Thanks, Candy, I will take a look at my original and see if I have more detail. Do you have any suggestions to better remove footprints? Thanks for all your help!   Posted: 01/11/2020 13:44:37
Candy Childrey   Candy Childrey
Try content aware fill. It does a good job and hardly ever fails to work.   Posted: 01/11/2020 15:16:58

Geoffrey Wiggins   Geoffrey Wiggins
A place I would like to visit Brenda. I have seen a number of pics of this area, yours is the first where I have seen the sand flowing. I would have liked to see a little more of the shadowed area. Well done Brenda, Geoff   Posted: 01/16/2020 02:25:56

Jacob Wat   Jacob Wat
A very nice picture. As the others have said the sand falling is really nice to see. Beyond that the composition is very nice. I really enjoy the colors too   Posted: 01/20/2020 14:16:41