08 Jun Antelope Canyon and the Madding Crowd
Taking the time to understand and appreciate your subject are essential to both landscape and portrait photography. With this in mind, I try to plan photography trips in the off-season to avoid the crowds.
The constant hum of human traffic unnerves me and I become unable to connect to the landscape. Nowhere was this more apparent than on a recent visit to Antelope Canyon.
The serene and ethereal images I had been exposed to were shattered by the reality of a constant stream of camera wielding tourists. Of which I was one.
I diligently took photo after photo, but never came close to developing an understanding of what I was seeing. Never able to pause and appreciate my surroundings.
Not surprisingly, most of the Antelope Canyon shots went straight to the recycle bin. The few below a rare exceptions. Sometimes you need to be reminded that rarely are you just presented with a great shot. You have to work hard to find it.
With that in mind, next weekend we are planning a 2 day hike into the backcountry. Hopefully we will come back with some hard fought photos!