I cannot wait to get a crack at photographing Lower Antelope Canyon again. When I last visited with Chris Lazzery and Moe Chen, we were really limited in time due to the area closing for the day. There is a dizzying amount of ways you can photograph this narrow slot canyon and I truly feel that it’s one of the best places in the world to refine how you see. If you haven’t visited here, you owe it to yourself to carve it into your plans.

I took this photo with my +Sony A7 and Canon 15mm Funkbuster Fisheye lens. I recently gave my precious fisheye to Nicole and replaced it with Sony’s 16mm fisheye, dubbed Funkbuster: TNG. I haven’t had much of a chance to use it yet but the few photos that it has produced are really awesome. On this trip, I brought my ultra-light Really Right Stuff TQC-14/BH-30 tripod. I had the legs splayed out way wide to get low for this view. With regards to stylization, I was initially hesitant to edit this photo using Analog Efex Pro 2 (Nik Collection by Google) because I wasn’t sure how some of the filters would work against the scene. I did end up finding a particular combination of filters that worked nicely but ended up masking back in the original sky.