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Candy Light by Rhavethstine Candy Light by Rhavethstine
This was taken at one of the shallower and wider sections of the longest and deepest slot canyon in the world, somewhere near the Utah/Arizona border. It is surprisingly (and relatively speaking) non-technical, considering its length. Haven't had an opportunity to do the whole thing yet. Maybe when the monsoons are over.

Technical Details:
:bulletblue: Nikon D200
:bulletblue: Sigma DC 10-20 @ 12mm
:bulletblue: ISO 100, 13s @ F/25
:bulletblue: B&W Polarizer
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Professional Photographer
Beautifully composed and exposed!
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gregorland Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
I stumbled across your gallery several times, always stopping in awe and finally I got over my laziness to express my gratitude for sharing those pictures with us. I really think, I would have loved to see all those places you visited but I am glad that I could see them through your pictures.
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:iconrhavethstine:
Rhavethstine Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
Thanks, *gregorland! I totally understand the laziness part. ;p Just look at how long it takes me to get around to replying to comments. Appreciate your thoughts, man. :)
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:iconmymamiya:
mymamiya Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010
I love these canyons.
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:iconeschlehahn:
eschlehahn Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
Heya ! :wave:

This wonderful piece of art has been featured in my journal : [link]
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:iconrhavethstine:
Rhavethstine Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
Well thank you for the rather exclusive spotlight. Much appreciated. :)
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:iconeschlehahn:
eschlehahn Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009
It was my pleasure :)
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:icongyoparka:
gyoparka Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
Hi!
I've had featured this beautiful work of yours to my all time favourite deviations here at DA.
Hope you don't mind!:hug:
[link]
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:iconrhavethstine:
Rhavethstine Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
No problems here. :D Thanks.
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:icongyoparka:
gyoparka Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2008
:aww: you're welcome!:)
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:icongyoparka:
gyoparka Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2008
A trully breathtaking place, and of course great shot! Somehow for a moment it made me the impression as if the rocks are screaming faces..thrilling!
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:iconrhavethstine:
Rhavethstine Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2008
I can see how such imagery could be conjured up by the redness and claustrophobic atmosphere. Thanks! :)
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:icongyoparka:
gyoparka Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2008
hehe:) And you know, every time I look at this picture I have the same feeling{screming faces}..:)
..So you captured that claustrophobic atmosphere really great!
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:iconaprilma3:
aprilma3 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008
i've fantasized about going there and walking around.
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:iconthe-name1ess:
The-name1ess Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008
This is so awesome :faint:
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:iconrebelcoil:
Rebelcoil Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008
canyons are great ;]
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:iconmaalaki-cecile:
maalaki-cecile Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007  Professional Photographer
canyon in cali ?
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:iconrhavethstine:
Rhavethstine Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007
Nope, like so many of my other shots, this is southern Utah. Do you know of a slot canyon like this in California? :)
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:iconmaalaki-cecile:
maalaki-cecile Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007  Professional Photographer
i thought it was ... it reminds something of it anyway... ;)
you're passionate and i like that in your pics :)
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:iconrhavethstine:
Rhavethstine Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007
Glad it shows. Thanks.
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:iconmaalaki-cecile:
maalaki-cecile Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007  Professional Photographer
my pleasure :)
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:iconthepekingeend:
thepekingeend Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2007
Wow gorgeous photo! :)
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:iconzenakita:
ZenAkita Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the framing of this, the rocks on the ground and all the detail is perfectly lighted. BRAVO! featured [link]
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:iconrhavethstine:
Rhavethstine Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2007
Thanks. Glad you liked. :thumbsup: :)
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:iconicemother:
icemother Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2007
Amazing .. I love it..:D
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:iconernieleo:
ernieleo Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007
Wonderful, the minute I saw it, I said to myself, Buckskin Gulch :thumbsup:
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:iconrhavethstine:
Rhavethstine Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007
Very nice. Not many on DA would. :)
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:icontazni:
Tazni Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Antelope Canyon. Am I correct? I'm going there next year I seriously can't wait!!!
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:iconrhavethstine:
Rhavethstine Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2007
You will have fun at Antelope Canyon and all the associated sights around there, but no, this is not Antelope. :) This is a lesser-visited canyon many many miles to the west of Page.
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:icontazni:
Tazni Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Ahh Yes I'm going there next year D:D


All or Nevada, Arizona, California, Mexico...


Looking forward to it :D
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:iconhector42:
Hector42 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
It's impressive - good composition :clap: . :)
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:iconcravingfordesign:
cravingfordesign Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2007
damn! I love it... great choice with the fourground rocks, for some reason they balance this image out and the color is simply stunning.
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:iconrhavethstine:
Rhavethstine Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007
Glad you like. :)
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:iconzazamix:
zazamix Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wanna go to Canyon too... :(
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:iconleeannekortus:
LeeAnneKortus Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
absolutely gorgeous capture!!! :wow: :clap:
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:iconrad-ix:
rad-ix Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2007
:aww: This wonderful work has been featured in my journal
:pointr: [link]
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:iconrhavethstine:
Rhavethstine Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2007
Thanks. :)
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:icondimensionseven:
DimensionSeven Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2007
you are aware of the fact that at f25 any lens on a DSLR is soft like a feather?
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:iconrhavethstine:
Rhavethstine Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2007
Yup. What you are not considering here is that this is a very cramped location. :) Having an overall slightly softer image that will only be an issue on the largest of prints beats having the foreground or background of a landscape photo out of focus in this particular instance.
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:iconambersunset:
AmberSunset Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2007   Photographer
Amazing capture! The colors and the lighting are incredible, I can almost touch the stone.
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:iconwalter-zy:
walter-zy Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2007
Really a fantastic job my friend....
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:iconfelineflames:
felineflames Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2007
I adore this type of angle photo on canyons. I've only ever seen you take them, and they're always so damned cool!

And those vivid colors? *swoon*
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:iconrhavethstine:
Rhavethstine Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2007
Heh, thankyou! :D
I can assure you that I am not the only one out there doing slot canyon photos like this. Most semi-serious and serious landscape photographers have one somewhat similar to this. However, I'd say a good 90% of them are taken in Antelope canyon up in Page, AZ, which I have never been to and probably never will. In fact, if you like these kind of shots, you should do a search for "antelope canyon" on DA. You'll get literally hundreds of results (of wildly varying quality). But do a search for "buckskin gulch" and you get only four. ;)
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:iconecho-velocity:
Echo-Velocity Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2007  Student General Artist
That is definitely an incredible canyon, the sweeping lines in the rock and the seemingly smooth-as-water texture is quite exquisite.
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:iconpatgoltz:
PatGoltz Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2007
Incredible! Which slot canyon is this?
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:iconrhavethstine:
Rhavethstine Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2007
Thanks. This is Buckskin.
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:iconpatgoltz:
PatGoltz Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2007
Ah! I have heard of Buckskin, but I doubt if I could hike it. I understand it's pretty rugged. Do you get there off Cottonwood Road? (The way to Escalante, I mean).
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:iconrhavethstine:
Rhavethstine Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2007
Gah, I just noticed I misspelled "Paria." I always do that. :dohtwo: Curse the lack of an edit feature. :lol:
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:iconpatgoltz:
PatGoltz Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2007
It happens. Typos are real easy to do. In fact, I just did one, but I caught it.

An edit feature would be nice, but I can see how it could lead to problems for their servers. I don't understand how they accomplish what they do accomplish. Given the traffic, it is a miracle.
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:iconrhavethstine:
Rhavethstine Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2007
Yup, it's some pretty rugged 12 miles of hiking, wading, and obstacle maneuvering (then the several miles down the rest of Pariah to Lee's Ferry). I hope to have time for the whole thing later in the year after the rains have died down. The route to Buckskin is well published both online and in various canyoneering books, if you're truly interested. :)
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