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the tourist

By pebbles  
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.


Tags: Caves Arizona Antelope canyon Light beams Landscape and travel

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canon_stu 15 140 4 England
3 Jan 2006 12:14PM
wonderful scene, the person gives a sense of scale,regards stu

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mattberry 13 259 14 Greece
3 Jan 2006 12:14PM
You should have got her to stand in the beam of light, star trek style Smile

Cool shot, well done!

Boyd 14 11.2k 11 Wales
3 Jan 2006 12:14PM
i'll never tire of looking at this place.
Pegon 12 78 1 England
3 Jan 2006 12:21PM
Excellent shot , love the rays of light and you've caught the texture of the rocks well .
Pete .
Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
3 Jan 2006 12:24PM
Seemed familiar....Until I opened it and saw it was yours....LOL

Nice one again Alethea.

Tony_M 14 342 England
3 Jan 2006 12:36PM
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.

carterart 14 74 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2006 12:38PM
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
Mari 14 1.8k United Kingdom
3 Jan 2006 12:47PM
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
timsmith 13 3 England
3 Jan 2006 12:55PM
Great capture, the figure really does help show the size
3 Jan 2006 1:03PM
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
Chris_H 14 1.5k 1
3 Jan 2006 1:12PM
Wonderful light coming through and including the person gives a good sense of scale.

banehawi Plus
14 1.8k 3890 Canada
3 Jan 2006 1:14PM
Gorgeous shot.

3 Jan 2006 2:21PM
Wow!, this is a great shot.
Keelo 14 18 Australia
3 Jan 2006 3:15PM
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.
3 Jan 2006 4:23PM
Awesome image !!
Would you be able to Photoshop her out ?

Chris & Holli
pebbles 14 106
3 Jan 2006 10:28PM
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 !

gwyn h 14 432
3 Jan 2006 11:05PM
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.

Falconer 13 16
3 Jan 2006 11:22PM
very well composed! happy to make this 30, happy new year pebbles
dark_lord Plus
14 2.2k 540 England
3 Jan 2006 11:22PM
Seen plenty of shots, never quite known the scale. Here's to 30 and your RC.
rusmi 14 37 1 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2006 6:10AM
WOW!!!! superCLICK!
pebbles 14 106
4 Jan 2006 9:57AM
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 !

corin45 14
4 Jan 2006 11:10AM
Good shot Alethea.

highlander 14 32 Scotland
4 Jan 2006 11:33AM
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.
pebbles 14 106
4 Jan 2006 12:17PM
Thanks Steve and Doug. Appreciate you taking the time to comment.

5 Jan 2006 12:52AM
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!

pebbles 14 106
5 Jan 2006 11:37AM
Cheers Steve, check out my portfolio, there are a few more in there somewhere.

ChristineL 13 39 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2006 8:00AM
Lovely light, the figure gives a nice sense of scale and the colours are great,
pebbles 14 106
8 Jan 2006 4:51AM
Thanks Chris, glad you liked this one.

eos3 14 41 Wales
9 Jan 2006 5:34AM
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.

pebbles 14 106
9 Jan 2006 7:54AM
No problem Phil, and thanks for looking at this one.

brian13 14 218
9 Jan 2006 12:21PM
Excellent capture Alethea.
Great idea to wait for someone to give the shot some scale.

pebbles 14 106
12 Jan 2006 11:07AM
Thanks Brian.

itinerario 14 42 Netherlands
2 Feb 2006 11:07PM
Marvelous site, amazing light.
pebbles 14 106
3 Feb 2006 11:29PM
Cheers for looking Saskia.

liparig 13 233 United States
9 Mar 2006 9:56AM
excellent shot love the lighting
pebbles 14 106
9 Mar 2006 12:31PM
Thanks Joe.

jaktis 14 84 Sweden
15 Mar 2006 10:35AM
Stunning, more than excellent with the perspective and all

pebbles 14 106
3 Apr 2006 10:02AM
Cheers Peter.


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