I know it's a strange title, but that's what it felt like. This weekend I decided to drive up to Page and take some Pics, hoping it would be less busy that previous trips in the Spring and Summer. I wasn't even going to bother with Upper Antelope, as it's always so busy, but when I was driving by, I noticed that there were only 5 or 6 cars in the lot. I decided to pull in and see how busy it was. I went up the the ladies working there and asked if they were running the photographers tour. The first lady told me that it only ran from 11:00 to 1:00, and I had missed it (it was 12:45 when I got there). Then the other lady, one of the guides, said "I can take him in with the next group, and then he can stay behind, I'll go pick him up after a couple hours." My jaw almost hit the ground! I jumped at the opportunity. It was awesome. After my group and two subsequent groups headed back, I had the whole place to myself for 45 to 50 minutes! I even took a video with my iPhone, because I didn't think anyone would believe me! For anyone that hasn't been there lately, Antelope Canyon is packed most of the time, and it's very difficult to set up and take pictures.
Anyway, I haven't had a chance to go through all the shots yet, but here are the first few. Mostly abstract ones in this batch because my wife want's something cool to put in the Pool Table room:
1)I can't decide on this one. I really wish the black rock in the top corner wasn't there because I like the rock patterns in the upper left, but I think the crop works better. Thoughts?
2) I wasn't sure how this one was going to turn out when I took it, but I think it turned out well.
3) This one is similar to the previous one, but a slightly different take on it.
4) And here's the first non-abstract sort of one I've done. I was trying to stay away from all of the standard cliche shots that the guides point out, and everyone gets, although I did get some of those too...
Thanks for looking. C&C, positive or negative appreciated as always...