Natural wonders 3

Antelope canyon

Antelope canyon, or what is generically called a slot canyon, had to be in my top ten natural wonders

and it's coming in here on my third post of this heading. When I visited I took the advice of a friend and waited for the photographers' tour. Of course EVERYBODY takes photographs on all the tours but if you choose this tour you will be at all the right spots to follow the sun's rays developing from a pinprick to an amazing column.

Sun's angle at the start

The guide helps you get some amazing shots by throwing sand into the sun's rays. He gives you pretty good advice on where to set up tripods etc and quite helpfully chases other groups away until you have had time to get good shots!

Entry point

Summer temperatures in Arizona hit more that 40° so inside the canyon it is a welcome relief to take photographs in cool air. This really is a place like no other. I hope I have given you a reason to come, especially as there is so much more to do in the area. More to follow.

 

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hi! i am Anne (hence vANNilla) - two 'N's autocorrect WILL autocorrect - grrrrrr I can most often be found cooking up a storm in the kitchen,(with my trusty thermomix) behind a camera or a kindle. If you are a traveller/photographer my bog is @vannilla https://vannillarock.wordpress.com If you have come as a baker my blog is http://vannillarock.com i studied economics in Edinburgh in the early 70's; now retired from a day job, on paper i have plenty of time to explore the blogosphere and enjoy the shared experiences of others. like every other retiree i know we wonder how we fitted in a day job. I split my time between Guernsey,. In the Channel Islands -a 20-odd square mile island with 60thousand+ inhabitants- and Phoenix, Arizona. The mix is perfect- the former is beautiful but attacks of cabin fever are never too far away. Arizona, on the other hand IS king of the open road and has THE biggest bluest sky EVER. my blogs revolve around baking (vannillarock) and photography/travel if you like what you see please do start a conversation :)

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