Spherical Antelope Canyon


Antelope Canyon is one of the most remarkable natural features in the Colorado Plateau, but is heavily photographed and takes little skill to derive an astounding image. We wanted to capture it spatially using spherical imagery to help describe the very complex sculptural forms contained within. Ultimately, we hope to reconstruct the two canyons with stereoscopy and full 3d modeling, but in 2010 we performed this series of panoramic captures as a scout. Even though we shot in full HDR range, we felt many of the results are best shown in conventional exposure, in order to show the deep shadowing and subtle tonalities that exist in the canyon. It is indeed a remarkable vessel for manipulation of light, containing poetic nuance at every turn.


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