Got here Monday around lunch time, Checked into the Page-Lake Powell RV park, right on the road into town and very convenient to the Antelope Slot Canyons. Was given an end site right near the dog walk area. These sites are huge, big enough for my Casita and truck unhitched, plus a picnic table and on the other side of the picnic table you could park another truck or rv. Seems like lots of folks just stop here for an overnight or 2 so the section where I am (for the transients maybe?) is pretty empty. First thing I did after settling in was to go get my name on the list for the photographers tour Tuesday morning at the local office for http://www.navajoantelopecanyon.com. The photographers’ tour is not cheap but you get 2 hours with an experienced guide (knows the canyon, knows photography) and a small group (limit 7). You get to take photos without people in them. Lionel Bigthumb, our tour guide was great, making sure we got the shots we wanted, etc. (first 2 photos totally natural light in daytime, second 2 shots done taken at night with some artificial light). More photos at my Slot Canyons Gallery, http://www.borderbrae.wordpress.com/slot-canyons-gallery/
Some nights Lionel leads a night tour of the canyon and as it happened he was leading on that night. I decided it was a chance I didn’t want to pass up so at 9 pm 4 of us from the day tour and another couple met Lionel and Raymond and headed to the slot canyon. What a great time! It was extremely cold but we managed to enjoy ourselves and got some great photos.
They lit the various ares up by shining led lights on the ground which was very yellow/orange/red sand so the walls were lit by the reflected light.
As we prepared to go Raymond went inside the entrance to the canyon and lit it up and Lionel lit it outside, this is the final shot.
When the shined the leds directly on the walls it was totally different.