Slot Canyons

Discussion in 'Photo Themes' started by DM Larson, Aug 12, 2015.

  1. waday

    waday Do one thing every day that scares you Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2014
    Messages:
    6,753
    Likes Received:
    2,660
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Seriously, gorgeous shots. I want to be there right now! I think the Upper and Lower Antelope Canyon shots are some of my favorites of these sets, but it's so hard finding favorites here (because there are too many favorites)! :586:


     
    • Like Like x 1
  2. otherprof

    otherprof TPF Supporters Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2011
    Messages:
    3,009
    Likes Received:
    2,444
    Location:
    Long Island, New York
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    The "Subway in Zion" shots were my favorite, probably because of the range of colors. Enjoyed all the sets, and it looks like you had very tricky lighting to deal with in a number of cases. Do you go on these shoots alone? And do you worry about flash floods?
     
    • Like Like x 1
  3. DM Larson

    DM Larson TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2015
    Messages:
    46
    Likes Received:
    42
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Thanks! I also enjoyed the variety of colors in the Subway, and especially like the green water. Yes the lighting is very tough, there is a huge dynamic range from the shadows to the highest lights. I try hard to avoid direct light in my shooting in slots because those will be blown out. I use mirrorless cameras and rely heavily on the live view to expose close for the highlights. Then in processing I try to recover as much of the details as possible. In the Subway I was with a group of 4. There were some repels and some swimming, both of which I am not good at, so I would only have done this in a group. Some easy canyons I do by myself, some other easy canyons I take my wife and kids with me. I only ever go into a slot canyon when the forecast is sunny and 0% chance of rain, even then I keep a somewhat nervous eye on the sky as I am driving and hiking towards the slot.
     
  4. Mach1320

    Mach1320 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2015
    Messages:
    54
    Likes Received:
    7
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit


    These are awesome ! I'd love to wander around that place.
     
    • Like Like x 1

Share This Page

Search tags for this page

flickr maidenwater canyon