Photography & Life: What Lies Beneath

February 26, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Antelope Canyon - AglowAntelope Canyon - Aglow

It's not what you look at that matters

It's what you see.

henry david thereau

 

what lies beneath

During a trek out to the great Southwest, I had the opportunity to explore Navajo Nation and specifically Antelope Canyons (both Upper and Lower).  As I arrived to the check in point to get my photographer's pass, I was greeted by my Navajo guide who promptly told me the reason for guided tours was to eliminate the vandalism that had happened in the canyons. We had a nice chat as we walked towards the canyons; however, I was thinking I got ripped off, because this is all that I was looking at...the surface.  on the surface...on the surface...

 

To borrow an infamous quote: "Don't judge a book by its cover" is an understatement in this case. I was not prepared for what lies beneath. 

As I descended through the crack in the middle of the earth to a truly phenomenal space.  What wasn't obvious on the surface was the many layers this canyon has to offer.  Fatima during the shoot (taken with iPhone camera)Fatima during the shoot (taken with iPhone camera) Continuing through the path in a live version of Chutes and Ladders, I anxiously pursued the perfect shot. However, Mother Nature was not cooperating.  The clouds had rolled in leaving the canyon somewhat dark and challenging to capture.  I sat for a little while having a tantrum about not having good light. Then, I stopped and checked myself as we so often have to in life.  Was I really missing the opportunity to appreciate this magical and exquisite space? No. I shifted my attitude and attention from what I was looking at to what I was seeing. The whole time it was there  -- the lines, colors and textures that adorned this space.  And, then...in a magical swoop, Mother Nature illuminated the canyon for me to capture. I share with you not what I was looking at, but what I saw in Antelope Canyon.

explore. the possibilities. always.

 

Press play to view the album of Antelope Canyon series - enjoy.

 


Comments

No comments posted.
Loading...

Archive
January February March April May June July (1) August (1) September October November December
January (2) February (6) March (3) April (2) May June (3) July (2) August September October (1) November December
January February (1) March April May June July August September October November (1) December (1)
January February (2) March April May June July August (2) September October November December
January (1) February March April May June July August September October November December
January (1) February March (1) April (1) May (3) June July August (1) September October (1) November December (2)
January (3) February (1) March April May June July August September October November December (1)
January (2) February March April (1) May (3) June (1) July (1) August September October November December