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November 2, 2009
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Canon
Model
Canon EOS 5D
Shutter Speed
30/1 second
Aperture
F/11.0
Focal Length
24 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Jul 8, 2009, 12:30:06 PM
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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 )
:iconkendravixie:
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.)

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electroStaticcharge Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
great shot buddy, i like.
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:iconniiiaman:
NiiiaMan Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing. Perfect shot
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:iconmcthankyou:
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.
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:iconesmail11:
esmail11 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
Beautiful
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:iconstar-rose-three:
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.
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:iconseriantslyjarr:
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]
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:iconzanarky:
Zanarky Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Perfect exposure and capture! Well done.
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:iconshanti1971:
shanti1971 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
Incredible - yip - beam me up scotty as said below...
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:iconaaronplotkinphoto:
AaronPlotkinPhoto Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you very much :)
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:iconjasonkaiser:
JasonKaiser Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010  Professional Photographer
Beam me up Scotty!
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:iconaaronplotkinphoto:
AaronPlotkinPhoto Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Professional Photographer
:D
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:icontagirocks:
TaGiRoCkS Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
featured here
[link]
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:iconaaronplotkinphoto:
AaronPlotkinPhoto Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010  Professional Photographer
thank you for the feature :D
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:iconrosary0fsighs:
Rosary0fSighs Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
lovely :)
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:iconaaronplotkinphoto:
AaronPlotkinPhoto Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010  Professional Photographer
thank you :)
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:iconporbital:
porbital Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010   Photographer
You're featured :) [link]
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:iconaaronplotkinphoto:
AaronPlotkinPhoto Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010  Professional Photographer
thank you for the feature :)
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:iconnicolascj:
NicolasCJ Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
Nice and spectacular view ! I just imagine either the chance or the knowledge of the site to succed this kind of photography !
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:iconaaronplotkinphoto:
AaronPlotkinPhoto Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Professional Photographer
thank you :)
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:iconsynax444:
synax444 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010
Love the rainbow
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:iconaaronplotkinphoto:
AaronPlotkinPhoto Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Professional Photographer
thank you :)
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:iconsvenmueller:
SvenMueller Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Your fantastic work has been featured here: [link]

Best Wishes, emats :w00t:
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:iconaaronplotkinphoto:
AaronPlotkinPhoto Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Professional Photographer
thanks for the feature :)
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:iconsvenmueller:
SvenMueller Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
no problem. :aww:
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:iconnoriann:
Noriann Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010   Photographer
I love the colors and the details and texture! I also like how you've been able to capture the sun ray! :)
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:iconaaronplotkinphoto:
AaronPlotkinPhoto Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Professional Photographer
thank you very much :)
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:iconskapera:
Skapera Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
It reminds me in Petra, Jordania! Same colors, same magic, same beauty! I love your work! Bravo!
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:iconaaronplotkinphoto:
AaronPlotkinPhoto Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Professional Photographer
thank you very much :)
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:iconskapera:
Skapera Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:) You're welcome!
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:iconwavegirl146:
wavegirl146 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010  Professional Artist
this is spectacular. i love how the light just lights the ground and air on fire.
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:iconaaronplotkinphoto:
AaronPlotkinPhoto Featured By Owner May 7, 2010  Professional Photographer
thank you very much :)
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:iconwavegirl146:
wavegirl146 Featured By Owner May 7, 2010  Professional Artist
of course.
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:iconairlabrador:
airlabrador Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
AMAZING!!! And the place is amazing too! : )))) I've been there,,check out my gallery. But yours are a lot better than mine
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:iconaaronplotkinphoto:
AaronPlotkinPhoto Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you again. I commented on your piece, well done.
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:iconmoofingham:
Moofingham Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Lovely. It seems like the light is pouring down from that crack in the sky, how poetic!
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:iconaaronplotkinphoto:
AaronPlotkinPhoto Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Professional Photographer
thank you very much :)
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:iconyerfdog5:
Yerfdog5 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Such a beautiful image - Well done.
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:iconaaronplotkinphoto:
AaronPlotkinPhoto Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010  Professional Photographer
thank you very much :)
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:iconjuanfox94:
juanfox94 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010  Student Photographer
This amazing picture is being featured in my latest journal !!
[link]
:party: hope you like it :party:

Juan
(6/4/10)
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:iconaaronplotkinphoto:
AaronPlotkinPhoto Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010  Professional Photographer
thank you very much :)
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:iconjuanfox94:
juanfox94 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010  Student Photographer
my pleasure =D
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:iconsilver-guild:
Silver-Guild Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010  Student Photographer
Beautiful shot :) I love the colours and textures, and the feeling of smoothness :D
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:iconaaronplotkinphoto:
AaronPlotkinPhoto Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010  Professional Photographer
thank you :)
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:iconsilver-guild:
Silver-Guild Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010  Student Photographer
You're welcome :)
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:icontablelander:
tablelander Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
exceptional
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:iconaaronplotkinphoto:
AaronPlotkinPhoto Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010  Professional Photographer
thank you very much :)
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:iconzwerg42:
Zwerg42 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010
Beam me up, Scottie!
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:iconaaronplotkinphoto:
AaronPlotkinPhoto Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010  Professional Photographer
:) I am a big dead and phish head :)
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:iconzwerg42:
Zwerg42 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010
me too! :)

well actually, I'm to young to have seen the dead in concert :(, so you can't really say I'm a deadhead, but I do my best to fit the profile :P
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:iconmichael-18:
Michael-18 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010  Student Writer
Outstanding photography!
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