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Lens: Sigma 10 Fisheye, Nikkor 12-24 Camera: Nikon D80 Photo Location: near city of Page ISO: 100 
Posted By: bombel, 04-11-2011, 07:07 AM

Yes, yes, I know - every Arizona visitor must have a picture like that. It's almost like an obligation under the law! So I've got mine, and it reminds me breathtaking view and the delight which I experienced as I first looked at this bend... Belive me, it was like a shock, but nice one!

I do wish I could go there again. So, here's Horseshoe Bend near the city of Page, north Arizona.

And now, its time for Arizona out of the ground. This is the famous Antelope Canyon, the lower part ... If you go there sometime, you should know that a trip to the Upper Canyon is more expensive, shorter, there is a time limit on the trip and there is considerable traffic - the groups go in and out and there is no enough time to take pictures with a tripod.

The Lower Canyon is much longer, there is not so many people and you have no time limit for the go from one end to another. BUT... But, unlike the Upper Canyon which is almost all flat as a sidewalk, in the Lower CAnyopn there are some fairly steep approach (with the metal ladder attached to the walls) and some quite narrow inlets - wearing a small backpack, you cant go through; you have to remove the backpack and carry it into the hands.

These minor inconveniences reward stunning views.

And what do you think about the photos? As usual - thanks for any note...
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04-11-2011, 07:27 AM   #2
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The photo of Horseshoe Bend is one of the best I have seen. We went to the upper canyon in Antelope Canyon and I agree with your opinions. The lower canyon looks stunning and we may have to try and tackle that one sometime. Did you go around noon there as is suggested for the upper canyon?
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The photo of Horseshoe Bend is one of the best I have seen.
Thank you!

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Did you go around noon there as is suggested for the upper canyon?

Unfortunately not. There were no seats for the trips around noon, so we were there pretty late in the afternoon. And since the plan of the whole expedition was tight, the next day we had to keep going.

But when I'm rich I will go there for a second time, and wait until they take me on the place exactly at noon!
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The Antelope Canyon shot is awesome. I never made it that far north in my recent AZ wanderings...

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These are super photos! I absolutely love the Antelope Canyon one. Really great.
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Great use of the fisheye, both well photographed and beautiful to view. Thanks for adding the narrative, many have not had the opportunity to visit and you described the area very well. thanks for the view. Bob
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Terrific shots - I gotta see this place.

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To all of you - thanks for your kind words, it was nice to see your comments here.

I am particularly proud that my pictures - by a man from another hemisphere - invite Sailor to visit these places!

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What planet is Arizona on?

Nice exposures and color!
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What planet is Arizona on?

On the same as I am, but on the opposite side.

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Beautiful shooting. That area is in my bucket list.
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The horse shoe bend photo is very striking. Beautifully done!
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two stunning shots.... the color variations/shading and scale in 2 are awesome.... dave m
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Excellent! It makes me want to go back!
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Excellent shots both of them! Really stunning. If I ever go to Arizona again, I will make sure to go to these places. Not to take photos though, 'cause I think you already took them...


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