Antelope Canyon

light at the end of the tunnel

 

Five years ago today we visited Antelope Canyon in Arizona.  My paintings and photographs from that never-to-be-forgotten visit have taken on new meaning today, as we continue to grieve for Nova Scotia.

 

 

 

 

Here is the original post from 5 years ago. Enjoy our visit to Owl Canyon

and learn about the feather on my studio wall.

 

Studio 365: Day 110

 

Feather

 

A treasure in Owl Canyon

Who would have thought it could get any better, but today was another magical day with unforgettable visits to Owl, Rattlesnake and Upper Antelope Canyons. Here are a selection of more amazing images to share with you, and many thanks for all your comments and visits.

The feather from a great horned owl from our visit to Owl Canyon will indeed be the treasure of the trip. It will take pride of place in the studio back home and I can’t wait to use it for more pen and ink drawings.  I did ask our Navajo guide Kim, from Adventurous Antelope Canyon Tours, if I could keep the feather and she very graciously gave her permission. Thank you Kim for a day we will never forget.

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On to Bryce Canyon tomorrow.

 

Nova Scotia Strong

Weekly Photo Challenge: Narrow

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Just for a few minutes each day a narrow shaft of sunlight illuminates the glorious natural beauty of Upper Antelope Canyon, Arizona. It will take your breath away.
It certainly took mine.

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The sensational sinuous curves of Antelope Canyon, Arizona

This photo from Lower Antelope Canyon will be familiar to those of you who follow thechangingpalette. Our visit there just over a year ago was simply spectacular and I was greatly honoured when Cheri featured the mesh gallery I created from the trip in The Daily Post’s Photos We Loved last September.

More curves to follow.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Abstract

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The abstract beauty of the slot canyons of Antelope Canyon, Arizona

Weekly Photo Challenge: Today Was Another Good Day

As promised, our second unforgettable day visiting Antelope Canyon in Arizona. After the Lower Canyon with Ken’s Tours, posted on Friday for Cheri’s Weekly Photo Challenge, we didn’t think it could get any more spectacular. Well how wrong we were as you will see in today’s Mesh Gallery of photos from Upper Antelope Canyon originally posted on April 20th. I hope you enjoy them if you are visiting thechangingpalette for the first time, and for my wonderful followers I hope you agree that they are worthy of the re-post.

Antelope Canyon, Arizona – Part II

This was a never-to-be-forgotten day made even more special by our Navajo guide, Kim, from Adventurous Antelope Canyon Tours; thanks again Kim. The feather from a great horned owl found on our visit to Owl Canyon with her became the treasure of our trip and now takes pride of place in my studio back home.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Today Was a Good Day

For this weeks Photo Challenge, Cheri created a Mesh gallery highlighting her glorious summer’s day along the US Pacific coast, and invited us to recount a similar memorable day of our own. I have chosen one from amongst many that was truly a day we shall never forget, our visit to Lower Antelope Canyon, Arizona in April this year, which I originally posted on April 19th using the traditional WordPress gallery format. I thought for today’s challenge I would create a Mesh gallery for the first time, as Cheri has suggested, and would be interested in any feedback that compares and contrasts the two formats.

Antelope Canyon, Arizona – Part I

For the amateur photographer that I am the day was like having a buffet table full of delicious desserts all in one sitting and feeling overwhelmed by all the flavours that come one after another. Having seen so many photographs online of the Canyons that always seemed almost unreal in their beauty to find oneself finally walking through this amazing natural wonder words seemed to be insufficient to describe the feelings of awe and amazement. The following day we visited Upper Antelope Canyon, which I will post in a day or two.

Thanks to Cheri for inspiring us once again.