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Old May 29, 2008, 6:36 PM   #1
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arrived today in Page, AZ, to photograph Antelope Canyon. my tour is tomorrow, and i had some time to kill before i could check into my hotel, so i went to Horseshoe Bend, which is only a couple of miles out of town.

first off, it sure feels like a lot more than 1/4 mile from the parking lot to the viewpoint! but then, for an overweight, out-of-shape, 50-something asthmatic, it doesn't take much to feel like more than 1/4 mile!

second, it is definitely NOT a place for the faint of heart or the acrophobic!! there's no railing, and it's a sheer drop from the ledge at the top to the talus slope which looks to be 300-400 feet below... a lot of peope lie down and peer over, but i found that's just too hard to shoot from, so i set my tripod up about 18" back from the edge and prayed no strong wind gust would come along... :blink:

third, i wish i had a 10-22 lens! my 17-35 just wasn't quite wide enough... and since my laptop doesn't have my panorama stitching software on it, i'll have to wait till i get home and hope i got things lined up okay. if i did, i'll wind up with an image ~3800 pixels high by about 6000 wide... should make for a pretty nice large print, if i got the frames aligned right...

anyway, this is the best i could do with a single frame using the 17-35...


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hi squirrel.....the link isn't working. I cut and pasted and nothing
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should be fixed... missing a "]" at the end of the URL string...
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Old May 29, 2008, 8:26 PM   #4
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should be fixed... missing a "]" at the end of the URL string..
Another super shot. Wider would have been better.....but heck look what you got.


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Old May 30, 2008, 7:31 AM   #5
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Stunning

I'd love to see the big version when you have it stitched!

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Old May 30, 2008, 9:55 AM   #6
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Another super shot. Wider would have been better.....but heck look what you got.

wider indeed would be better... i have several sequences i shot in vertical format, 3 to 5 frames each, which should stitch together nicely to produce a wide angle view that includes some sky, all of the river, and both banks... if it comes out well, i'll have a 3800x8000 or so image file - that oughta be wide enough!
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Does look like a horse shoegreat shot and color intresting as well, i also just bought a 10-22 and think it's a great lens for landscape
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Needless to say the uniqueness of the place! Yours is a great exposure doing justice there...Theemerald horse shoe over the reddish rough landscape is so amazingYea, all things being equal, only a wider field of view could be any better...Ah,ironically I remember seeing the veryplace on the internet a long while ago comparingtheangle of view of areal wide angle zoom and the 'mild' wide end of a'walk around' lens!! Still, you'reluckier with the 17mm end

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Old Jun 1, 2008, 6:54 AM   #9
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now there is a place that merits a 4 shot stitch to get the view in !!

if your pics are not lined up ill join em up for you using technique i do with mine

quite an awesome view !!



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