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Going through some old shots and I thought this one may be interesting, showing the scale of Antelope Canyon. I had hung back from the rest of our group on our way out of the Canyon hoping to get this last light beam and the horizontal beams also, knowing that this was a pretty tall order, when who should step into view but one of the group, also hoping for that last shot.

Thought you may like to see the scale of the place.

Alethea

Title:the tourist
Username:pebbles pebbles
Uploaded:3 Jan 2006 - 12:13 PM
Tags:Antelope canyon, Arizona, Caves, Landscape / travel, Light beams
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canon_stu
canon_stu  11140 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2006 - 12:14 PM

wonderful scene, the person gives a sense of scale,regards stu

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mattberry
mattberry  10259 forum posts England14 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2006 - 12:14 PM

You should have got her to stand in the beam of light, star trek style Smile

Cool shot, well done!

Matt

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Boyd
Boyd  1111213 forum posts Wales11 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2006 - 12:14 PM

i'll never tire of looking at this place.

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Pegon
Pegon  978 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2006 - 12:21 PM

Excellent shot , love the rays of light and you've caught the texture of the rocks well .
Pete .

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman Plus Member 124521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2006 - 12:24 PM

Seemed familiar....Until I opened it and saw it was yours....LOL

Nice one again Alethea.

Ade

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Tony_M
Tony_M  11342 forum posts England
3 Jan 2006 - 12:36 PM

It's on my list of must-see places. It's a welcome change to see a photo of the place with someone standing in it.

Tony

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carterart
carterart  1074 forum posts United Kingdom
3 Jan 2006 - 12:38 PM

I've heard it can be a challenge to get a shot without people but never seen one with a person before - great to have a sense of the scale at last

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Mari
Mari  111825 forum posts Wales
3 Jan 2006 - 12:47 PM

Hi Alethea, so this has been hiding on your hard disk has it? I'm glad you brought it out, another cracking Antelope canyon shot

Mari Smile

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timsmith
timsmith  10 England
3 Jan 2006 - 12:55 PM

Great capture, the figure really does help show the size
Tim

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aitchbrown Plus Member 9247 forum postsaitchbrown vcard United Kingdom
3 Jan 2006 - 1:03 PM

Thank goodness he did step into the picture; he's provide perspective and it would have been impossible to see just how big it is. Super picture, any more hiding in the archives? helen

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Chris_H
Chris_H  111472 forum posts1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2006 - 1:12 PM

Wonderful light coming through and including the person gives a good sense of scale.

Chris

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banehawi Critique Team 101114 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada3108 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2006 - 1:14 PM

Gorgeous shot.

W

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geoffrey baker Plus Member 10496 forum postsgeoffrey baker vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2006 - 2:21 PM

Wow!, this is a great shot.
Geoff.

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Keelo
Keelo  11 Australia
3 Jan 2006 - 3:15 PM

Thanks Alethea, I've seen lots of shots from this place but never with someone standing there, now we know the scale of the place. Love the light beam and colour too.

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Christopher_Y
3 Jan 2006 - 4:23 PM

Awesome image !!
Would you be able to Photoshop her out ?

Chris & Holli

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pebbles
pebbles  11106 forum posts
3 Jan 2006 - 10:28 PM

Thanks to everyone who commented and clicked on this one, it certainly shows the scale of the place for a change doesn't it.

In answer to he questions: Although she could see I was waiting for the shot, she did go and stand in the beam and do a star trek impression ! Very amusing but extremely annoying at the time as time was running out.

Yes I have quite a few shots I have not used on here, just about 50 or so !

Yes, I could have cloned her out, but I did manage eventually to take another one without her, so I just used this one to show the sheer size of this amazing place.

Glad you enjoyed seeing it !

Alethea

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gwyn h
gwyn h  11432 forum posts
3 Jan 2006 - 11:05 PM

What a wonderful place this is, including the figure really does give a sense of the sheer scale of the canyon. Great work in dificult lighting conditions Alethea.

Gwyn

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Falconer  10
3 Jan 2006 - 11:22 PM

very well composed! happy to make this 30, happy new year pebbles

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dark_lord
dark_lord Critique Team 111556 forum postsdark_lord vcard England171 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2006 - 11:22 PM

Seen plenty of shots, never quite known the scale. Here's to 30 and your RC.
Keith

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rusmi  1135 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2006 - 6:10 AM

WOW!!!! superCLICK!
Tom

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pebbles
pebbles  11106 forum posts
4 Jan 2006 - 9:57 AM

Thank you for those latest comments and clicks, I am really pleased that I put this up with the figure to show the scale, I agree you don't see it with a figure very often, so very happy to oblige !

Alethea

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corin45
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4 Jan 2006 - 11:10 AM

Good shot Alethea.

Steve

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highlander
highlander  1132 forum posts Scotland
4 Jan 2006 - 11:33 AM

Hello Alethea, many thanks for you kind expressions on my work...this is an amazing place with such beautiful rock formation...I like the balance of light detailing the colours well and the lone tourist compliments your scene giving a dimensional detail thus accentuating the awe of it all.
Doug.

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pebbles  11106 forum posts
4 Jan 2006 - 12:17 PM

Thanks Steve and Doug. Appreciate you taking the time to comment.

Alethea

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Bogwoppett Plus Member 9Bogwoppett vcard United Kingdom
5 Jan 2006 - 12:52 AM

Wow, what an amazing place!! and you caught it so well. i love the shafts of light, and the figure does indeed give it the sense of scale it needs!

steve

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pebbles  11106 forum posts
5 Jan 2006 - 11:37 AM

Cheers Steve, check out my portfolio, there are a few more in there somewhere.

Alethea

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ChristineL
ChristineL  1039 forum posts United Kingdom
6 Jan 2006 - 8:00 AM

Lovely light, the figure gives a nice sense of scale and the colours are great,
Chris.

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pebbles  11106 forum posts
8 Jan 2006 - 4:51 AM

Thanks Chris, glad you liked this one.

Alethea

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eos3
eos3  1041 forum posts Wales
9 Jan 2006 - 5:34 AM

Hi Alethea, WOW! what a stunning image remember your other one "beam me up" it must have been a fantastic place to visit.

ps. thanks for your nice comment on my portfolio.

Phil

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pebbles
pebbles  11106 forum posts
9 Jan 2006 - 7:54 AM

No problem Phil, and thanks for looking at this one.

Alethea

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brian13  11218 forum posts
9 Jan 2006 - 12:21 PM

Excellent capture Alethea.
Great idea to wait for someone to give the shot some scale.

Brian.

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pebbles  11106 forum posts
12 Jan 2006 - 11:07 AM

Thanks Brian.

Alethea

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itinerario
itinerario  1142 forum posts Netherlands
2 Feb 2006 - 11:07 PM

Marvelous site, amazing light.
Saskia

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pebbles
pebbles  11106 forum posts
3 Feb 2006 - 11:29 PM

Cheers for looking Saskia.

Alethea

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liparig
liparig  10233 forum posts United States
9 Mar 2006 - 9:56 AM

excellent shot love the lighting
Joe

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pebbles
pebbles  11106 forum posts
9 Mar 2006 - 12:31 PM

Thanks Joe.

Alethea

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jaktis
jaktis Plus Member 1184 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
15 Mar 2006 - 10:35 AM

Stunning, more than excellent with the perspective and all

Peter

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pebbles
pebbles  11106 forum posts
3 Apr 2006 - 10:02 AM

Cheers Peter.

Alethea

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