Antelope’s Light


A light beam pierces through the Antelope Canyon slot canyon in Arizona. Antelope’s Light brings out the best of this incredible canyon.


Antelope Canyon is a classic red rock slot canyon, and, along the way, just happens to be extraordinarily dramatic. In fact, Antelope’s Light shows off that drama.

The drama is a result of the confluence of many different factors, each incredible in its own right. The combination almost overwhelms the senses. There is, of course, the texture of the walls themselves, providing the foundation for what follows.

Carved over the centuries and eons by wind and water, the lines and swirls make an arresting display. Their sinewy lines snake through the canyon. The lines draw the eye through the twists and turns into the deep recesses of a world that surely must lay beyond.

Being made of sandstone, the walls hold, yet also reflect the light. There is a wide range of colors here, most of them completely impossible.

From the “normal” color of brown to the highlighted oranges that blend smoothly into yellows, to the oranges that blend smoothly into the reds and beyond, the colors vary wherever you look. As the sun moves overhead, the colors change, providing a constantly changing scene before you.

The Light Beams

At a certain time of the year, the sun is in position to shine directly onto the canyon floor. The top, however, is so narrow and the sides so convoluted that the sun rarely makes it all the way to the bottom.

The surreal light beams represent those rare places. Their overwhelming intensity turns them into literal beams of light that pierce the gloom with their bright light. They strike the floor in a splash of pure, white light. They last mere moments, though, and they move before your very eyes, so the spectacle of the light beams is a short one.

Wherever you look the light of Antelope Canyon is beyond description, ever-changing, and impossibly beautiful.

Another Light Beam

Antelope’s Window is another unreal light beam.

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Matted Photograph, Finished Aluminum


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