Antelope Canyon, Page AZ, Oct. 17, 2016
Upper Antelope Canyon
I chose this photograph first to show the entrance to the canyon. This is just a plain ole arroyo; and you must visualize it, when a typical flash food comes crashing down these walls.
This is the entrance to Antelope Canyon, and now you see how restricted the flow of that flash flood is. Often the entrance becomes a dam and water backs up over the top of the entrance walls. Now we can appreciate the carving force of the water with this 'Head' applies its pressure and creating the velocity of flow forming the beautiful walls. I did not crop the lady out of this photo, as she gives us a perspective of the height and also the narrowness of the entrance.
This is what the Upper Canyon looks like 660 feet downstream from the entrance at its discharge.
Where is this flash flood now headed, and if you guessed to the Lower Canyon you get an "A". That Flash Flood is not deterred, but tumbles down the arroyo for another couple of miles, to again back up and pressure its self into an even narrower canyon opening. Nature is again preforming it's magical work.
I have a few photos of this Upper Canyon and the same with the Lower Canyon, but I've added a slide Presentation where you can scroll through many of these fantasies nature has provided. You'll find the link at the end of this narrative.
Lookie See what washed in!
Lower Antelope Canyon
Please, say hello to Quintana Tso, or Tara for short. She is our guide on this Photo Tour of Lower Antelope Canyon and is with Dixie Ellis Tours. There were just 6 of us in this Photo Tour. She was marvelous in assisting we photographers with hints on camera settings and also great locations for some of the spectacular shots.
The Lower Canyon is narrow and at times steep, but it unfolds a dreamland in it's 1300 feet and it's 120 foot height. Too, it was quite interesting to me that both these canyons are located only 4 miles from Page and both under the visual umbrella of the the Navajo Power Plant.
This experience was like a child being in Fairy Land, as at every step there was another wonder to photograph. It was especially hard in the Upper Canyon to keep out of the way of the many people doing the same thing we were. Gawking, Gawking and taking a few pictures.
In the Lower Canyon I took a Photographic Tour, and there were only 6 of us. Our delightful guide would wait until the coast was clear, and then we could set up our tripod pods and fire away. This Photographic Tour was excellent, as was Tara. We thought our 'Guided Tours' were reasonably priced in the area if $50.00. It's the only way to Fly!
I don't know how to set up a Slide Show here, so I have the photographs in MSN OneDrive.com. When you click below, it will open in OneDrive; and there you'll need to double click on any photo to start the Slide Show.
Give the first slide a moment or two to focus; and from there each will show in its own glory, as you advance by clicking the advance arrow. The photo slide presentation has many fantastic photos taken in both canyons.
I didn't enlarge any of these photos, as you can open the link below that is in MSN OneDrive and view them all at full screen. I think you'll enjoy their magesty.
We'll be moseying down to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon on our next Log, and Kyle and Robin Harder will be traveling with us. Still plenty of room for you too, so stay with us!