Slot Canyon Abstracts #1

Slot Canyon Abstracts
Slot Canyon Abstracts by I Nancy, on Flickr

The Six Utah Trekkers returned on Monday after just over a week in various parts of Utah and just over the boarder into Arizona – Jerry Koenig, Connie Wade, Mike Sugar, Suzanne Tanaka, Chick Lehrer (well, he’s not a photographer) and myself. Here are some of my first images off the press.

This image was taken in the Lower Antelope Canyon just outside of Page Arizona. The canyon was just incredible and at almost every step there was another incredible view. I shot mostly using 3-exposure bracketing to manage both the highlights and the shadows. This one is a subtle HDR mix. I particularly like all the striations on the rock in this section of the canyon.

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Reaching out

Reaching out

Reaching out, originally uploaded by I Nancy.

Here I was working with the light and layers of this cactus at the Huntington Library and Botanic Garden. This was in the Desert Hothouse. In this case I bracketed the apertures on the 100mm macro, taking shots from f/5.6 to f/2.8. In my first editing pass I thought I’d use one of the images with a little deeper depth of field. Always second guessing how far I should push my vision. Today, during the second sitting behind these images, I threw caution to the wind and went with the shallowest version I had. Enjoy.