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The Night Before The Big Move

Ralph Greene

Lower Antelope Canyon

Page, Arizona, USA

9/18/2012 11:00AM local time

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Caption

Located on Navajo land near Page, Arizona, Lower Antelope Canyon is the most-visited and most-photographed slot canyon in the American Southwest. The canyon was formed by water and wind over millions of years. The Navajo sandstone was eroded by flash floods creating a long "slot" through the rocks. Wind, carrying fine grains of sand, then shaped the walls of the slot creating a variety of shapes and patterns. Sunlight enters the canyon through the openings at the top and bounces off the canyon walls creating colors and shadows.

Lower Antelope Canyon is a popular location for photographers and sightseers, and a source of income for the Navajo Nation. Photography within the canyons is difficult due to the wide exposure range made by light reflecting off the canyon walls.

Location

USA-Canada / USA-Arizona

Lat: 36° 54' 11.63" N
Long: 111° 24' 49.18" W

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Precision is: Unknown / Undeclared.

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Equipment

Nikon D300, Nikkor 10.5mm lens. 360 Precision Atome head, PTGui Pro, Photoshop CS5.5.
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