Tse' bighanilini

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© Todd Edson
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Photo Info
UploadedJune 16, 2009
TakenMay 9, 2007
MakeKonica Minolta
Exposure2/5 sec at f/3.5
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length28 mm
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Tse' bighanilini also known as Upper Antelope Canyon a short distance from Page, AZ.
This spectacular slot canyon sees the rays of light only when the sun is directly overhead for a short time each day.
To capture the sun rays my native guide would throw handfuls of sand in the air and the dust would help define the rays while the heavy sand would pour off the surrounding rocks like water.
It was a magical experience to see and share.

38 responses

  • 'nita Jean

    'nita Jean gave props (16 Jun 2009):

    UNBELIEVABLE capture!! WOW!!

  • Derek Jensen

    Derek Jensen (Deleted) gave props (16 Jun 2009):

    Nice take on a classic shot.

  • Gustavo Boyzo

    Gustavo Boyzo gave props (16 Jun 2009):

    Awsome shot!!

  • Kimm

    Kimm (Deleted) said (16 Jun 2009):

    have no idea what this is but LOVE IT!!!

  • Susan Helsel

    Susan Helsel (Deleted) gave props (17 Jun 2009):

    very nice abstract.

  • Dan Albert

    Dan Albert gave props (18 Jun 2009):

    WOW! Very cool capture...I had to look at it for a few seconds to make out what it was, but I liked it even before I relalized what it was! Great eye...

  • Dorothy Menosky

    Dorothy Menosky gave props (19 Jun 2009):


  • Bob Douglas

    Bob Douglas gave props (20 Jun 2009):

    Great execution. Love the technique.

  • aokhotin

    aokhotin (Deleted) gave props (20 Jun 2009):


  • Angelo Narciso

    Angelo Narciso gave props (22 Jun 2009):

    way to rock the rock! my vote!

  • Jonathan Gutz

    Jonathan Gutz gave props (24 Jun 2009):


  • patrick john o'doherty

    patrick john o'doherty said (25 Jun 2009):

    i could spend all day looking at this

  • Lesley S

    Lesley S (Deleted) gave props (3 Jul 2009):

    Awesome shot!!

  • chromewell cuizon

    chromewell cuizon said (7 Jul 2009):

    good capture..

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (9 Jul 2009):

    Great DOF, curves, and focal point--warm adventure

  • Kimm

    Kimm (Deleted) gave props (9 Jul 2009):

    awesome in all ways...voted

  • Marko

    Marko gave props (14 Jul 2009):

    Beautiful shot and composition

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (15 Jul 2009):

    Remarkable image! I've seen beautiful shots of this before, but yours is really the definitive shot!!

  • Sarah Pagano

    Sarah Pagano (Deleted) gave props (15 Jul 2009):

    God's magnifying glass

  • Al Gieryna

    Al Gieryna gave props (17 Jul 2009):

    Amazing color and photo!

  • Yasmina Baggili

    Yasmina Baggili (Deleted) gave props (18 Jul 2009):

    incredible shot. Fantastic work.

  • Lynda Jeffers

    Lynda Jeffers (Deleted) gave props (20 Jul 2009):

    Incredible shot..one I wish I had taken myself...without a doubt you have my vote!

  • Bonnie Doyle

    Bonnie Doyle gave props (20 Jul 2009):

    voted yeah

  • Terrence MacCabe

    Terrence MacCabe said (21 Jul 2009):

    Magic capture, well done.

  • D. Treiber

    D. Treiber gave props (27 Jul 2009):

    great color and light.

  • Timothy Vechik

    Timothy Vechik (Deleted) gave props (28 Jul 2009):

    Love the lighting

  • Camille Javal

    Camille Javal gave props (29 Jul 2009):

    So, so good!

  • Sean-Michael Gettys

    Sean-Michael Gettys gave props (10 Aug 2009):

    Being a photography buff in AZ, I have seen many pictures of this picturesque spot, but none captured quite what you did! Great light capture

  • Janos Nezo

    Janos Nezo gave props (17 Aug 2009):

    my vote!

  • Laurie McCormick

    Laurie McCormick said (17 Aug 2009):

    You got my vote. Excellent image Todd.

  • Todd Edson

    Todd Edson said (22 Aug 2009):

    Thank you so much for the kind comments everyone! Antelope Canyon is an amazing place and it's tough to get "just" the shot. The rays of sunlight only come down like that for about an hour but a single shaft of light may only last a few minutes before the sun inches along and shuts one off and another one on somewhere else in the canyon. To help define the sun shafts sand was thrown into the air and with the slightly longer exposure it really captured a magical moment

  • Stephanie Smith!

    Stephanie Smith! gave props (23 Aug 2009):


  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (28 Aug 2009):

    Brilliant capture--clear, soft, and great dramatic lighting

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (4 Sep 2009):

    What a stunning capture of what I can see as being a very magical moment. Excellent indeed.

  • Thomas Berryhill

    Thomas Berryhill gave props (4 Sep 2009):

    Beautiful! voted.

  • Citadel Cruz

    Citadel Cruz (Deleted) gave props (8 Sep 2009):

    Awesome! Great capture!

  • Steven Maguire

    Steven Maguire gave props (11 Sep 2009):

    Great capture!!!!! Beautiful image!!!!!

  • Rachael Carlson

    Rachael Carlson gave props (18 Feb 2010):


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