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Submitted on
November 2, 2009
Image Size
10.9 MB


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Camera Data

Canon EOS 5D
Shutter Speed
30/1 second
Focal Length
24 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Jul 8, 2009, 12:30:06 PM
Upper Antelope Canyon 1 by AaronPlotkinPhoto Upper Antelope Canyon 1 by AaronPlotkinPhoto
Upper Antelope Canyon near Page, Arizona. A light shaft filtering through dust into the canyon.

This picture was used as reference by super talented :iconleia1987: for her piece:

Full view a must for her piece to see the detail!

DD EDIT: I would like to thank both =Beautasha for suggesting this piece for DD and @OpalMist for featuring it.

For every one that faves it and comments on it, I would like to thank you very much as well. I will try to get to all of you personally but we will just have to see how that goes. THANKS AGAIN TO EVERY ONE FOR THE SUPPORT OVER THE LAST THREE YEARS THAT HAS LEAD UP TO THIS DD!
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Given 2010-04-03
Upper Antelope Canyon 1 by *AaronPlotkinPhoto - This fantastic, warmly radiant image gives a lovely seeming of a sort of natural magic, and I was stunned, slackjawed from first glance. To the artist, I give my standing ovation. ( Suggested by Beautasha and Featured by OpalMist )
The overall composition of the piece is wonderful. The eye is drawn from the top of the piece to the bottom, where the light collects and pools.

Shutter speed is good, and creates a fairly thick band of light, giving the light its own presence and body, making it the main subject of the composition.

The background is also well lit, letting us see the details of the cave that was carved by ancient ground/sea water, swirling through the cave system.

One suggestion might be to carry a black card, as the top is just a little over exposed and would have created a fairly decent gradient or even a vignette, by quickly moving the card back and forth at the top, or wherever you wanted to lessen exposure. (Again, just a mere suggestion for playing with exposure.)

Piece is wonderful!
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electroStaticcharge Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
great shot buddy, i like.
NiiiaMan Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing. Perfect shot
mcthankyou Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
Hey, this is a beautiful photograph! I featured it in my Tumblr (of course linking back to this page), and I just wanted to let you know.

You can check it out in a few days at [link] and if you want me to take it down or anything, just message me! But like I said, I linked it back to here, so anyone who sees it will be sure to enjoy your other gorgeous photos.
esmail11 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
star-rose-three Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Wow it looks like sand falling not light! But beautiful none the less.
SeriantSlyjarr Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Student Photographer
Hello, your picture figures in my "COLOURED WORLD - ORANGE" journal. Very good work, congratulate!:bow:[link]
Zanarky Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Perfect exposure and capture! Well done.
shanti1971 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
Incredible - yip - beam me up scotty as said below...
AaronPlotkinPhoto Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you very much :)
JasonKaiser Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010  Professional Photographer
Beam me up Scotty!
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