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Old Mar 31, 2012, 1:56 AM   #1
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Managed to spend a couple hours in a beautiful slot canyon near Page Arizona....tough shooting - dark passageway with huge streams of bright light beaming down - hard to get the light balanced.

Used a tripod for some slow exposures and used my wired remote.









And now a Black & White conversion of the one above....



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Old Mar 31, 2012, 7:03 AM   #2
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Also excellent. The DR in a slot canyon is about as challenging as it gets.
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Also excellent. The DR in a slot canyon is about as challenging as it gets.

Of all the shooting I have done on this trip, this was by far the most challenging. Very narrow in parts so narrow I could barely fit through with my fanny pack and fat A$$...plus ever changing light conditions, I let the camera do most of the work. I put it on spot meter and measured a dark area and then set the camera to underexpose about 2 stops to try and minimize over exposing the light streams....very difficult. Used my light weight cheap ass tripod and my wired remote. BTW - The tripod blew up and is now in the dumpster at the end of the trail.

I was happy to get what I got...it is not what I envisioned at all, I figured casual walk - hand held, but was glad I brought my little tripod and more importantly I really appreciated the articulating screen on the E-30 and Live View which I rarely use. Plus I was glad at the last minute I had thrown in my remote so I didn't have to jar the camera to snap a pic. Shot with the tripod low most of the time, since it is (was) very light weight so for stability down low looking at the articulating screen to somewhat frame.

Thanks I think they came out pretty good. They will look good in the book I am writing....

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Echoing what the people said above - excellent pictures! I think #2 may look cool in a B/W version too.
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I was happy to get what I got...

Thanks I think they came out pretty good. They will look good in the book I am writing....

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I never had the chance to take one of the slot canyon tours, and of course you don't want to do it on your own unless you're an expert on predicting the weather. One of the only situations I know of where if it rains you die.

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Those are beautiful shots for sure. They look like sideways sand dunes. Good stuff.
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Wow! Those may be some of my favorite yet! Super job on those.

(P.S.to Jim: I finally got a chance to go over to Sawgrass Lake Park this morning. Thanks for the tip. It was overcast and raining but I got a few good shots. Will try to post some within a few days.)
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What a fantastic set of pictures you posted.
Great composition and color; thank you for posting.
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These color version are even more beautiful then the black&white versions.
Really wonderful colors !!
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