What is my motivation?
This sounds like a strange artistic question, but I think it is very important one. It takes a ton of time to travel, shoot, cull, process, organize, and post the latest images so why do we do it. For me it is simple. I love new experiences. I am always wondering what is around the next corner. Not because I hope it is better (grass is greener theory), but because it is unknown. Maybe that is why I love surfing and snorkeling so much as well. Each day is completely different than the last. Today could easily be the best photograph you have ever taken or not, you just need to get out there and find out.
Antelope Canyon Insane Spiral – Page, AZ
Upper Antelope Canyon just outside of Page, AZ is one of the most abstract places I have ever been. You can only go there with a Navajo guide, so sign up in town for the special photographer’s trip. It is well worth the money and you are given a ton of time in the Canyon without the hordes of other tourists. Also the guides will point out amazing angles to photograph the sandstone with bizarre results like the photo above. I was laying down on my back shooting straight up for three roughly 15 second exposures (+2,0-2). The images were then processed in Photomatix Pro3, refined in Photoshop CS5, and finally smoothed out in Noiseware Professional. I will be processing many more photos from this trip in the coming weeks so stay tuned.
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