Mother Nature

Uploaded: April 29, 2013 17:20:28


Sandstone slot canyons, slowly sculpted by wind & water, become both sinuous and serrated, teasing the eye to find familiar forms.
(I couldn't resist the alliteration!)
PG101 Group - April 2013 Favorite -- Thanks!
4/13 Finalist - T&P

Exif: F Number: 13, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 250, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 22.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D


Bob Cournoyer level-classic April 29, 2013

Wonderful light/clarity/comp...! #1526182

Martha R. Mazon level-classic April 29, 2013

Stunning, Chris! Looks like you had fun!! #10674629

Patti Coblentz April 29, 2013

It must have been so exciting to photograph the slot canyons! Beautiful work, Chris. #10674792

Sylvia Rourke level-classic April 29, 2013

stunning composition, texture and color tones #10674877

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic April 29, 2013

This is both inspiring and striking at the same time, Chris. Good luck with this!!

UB. #10674920

Katarina Mansson April 29, 2013

Amazing location and capture! Love those shapes and colors! #10675154

Joy Rector April 30, 2013

outstanding #10675455

Chris Budny level-deluxe April 30, 2013

Thank you all very much! 2 hours in this beautiful canyon just wasn't enough time!! #10676092

Terry A. Stoa April 30, 2013

Wow, Chris. Looking forward to seeing more of this! #10676365

Chris Budny level-deluxe May 01, 2013

Thanks, Terry! For being in there 2 hours, I don't feel like I came home with "a lot" of slot images... I'll be reviewing them over the days ahead... #10677657

Lindley Johnson level-classic May 02, 2013

An awesome image, Chris (and I love the alliteration)! #10679515

Chris Budny level-deluxe May 03, 2013

Thank you, Lindley! The canyon was absolutely amazing ;) #10680449

Linda D. Lester level-classic May 05, 2013

Stunning!!!!!!!!!!!! #10682575

Donna La Mattino Pagakis May 05, 2013

Out of this world, gorgeous. WTG Chris! #10682969

Chris Budny level-deluxe May 06, 2013

Thank you both - the canyon was amazing at every turn! #10683476

Nikki McDonald level-classic May 11, 2013

The light, color, lines, shapes - amazing, Chris. I have seen many beautiful captures of this place and this ranks with the best of them. #10690351

Chris Budny level-deluxe May 13, 2013

Thanks so much, Nikki! I'm with you - this is such an iconic part of this canyon (and the canyon itself is such an iconic photo destination) - yet I was delighted with this result, myself! I cannot over-recommend this canyon to anyone who visits the area - it was a delight, photographically, as well as simply to witness it first hand. #10692089

Bob Cournoyer level-classic May 21, 2013

Congrats, Chris, on a spectacular co-win.... :-) #10701634

Michele Peterson level-classic May 21, 2013

A simply stunning and spectactular, fabulously found and photographed photo. :-)
Congratulations on the 101 Favorites Win!! I'm sure we'll see this again, too... #10701679

Donna La Mattino Pagakis May 21, 2013

I really do love this image Chris. You have so many incredible images from your trip. WTG! Oh yeah, congrats!!! #10702105

Chris Budny level-deluxe May 22, 2013

Thanks again, folks! Definitely a favorite of mine from the entire trip, so I'm glad others like it just as much! #10702683

Michele Peterson level-classic May 26, 2013

Another congratulations, Chris! This is just fabulous! #10707474

Carol Eade level-addict May 26, 2013

Amazing image, congratulations on your finalist. #10707617

Peggy Pfister level-classic May 26, 2013

Wow! Looks like spun sugar! Congrats! #10707799

Pat Harry May 26, 2013

Congratulations, Christopher! Beautiful image! #10707870

Tammy Espino May 26, 2013

Congrats again!!!!!! #10708075

Katarina Mansson May 27, 2013

Gorgeous shapes, colors and light. Congratulations on another fantastic finalist Chris! #10708656

Leslie McLain level-deluxe May 27, 2013

Congrats on a beautiful finalist, Chris. #10708719

Debra R. Harder May 27, 2013

This is one place I'll have to go back to. Truly stunning, Chris. The lighting, composition, colors, and details...superb. Huge congrats on another outstanding finalist! #10708834

Terry Cervi level-classic May 27, 2013

One of the prettiest shots I've seen of this area, Chris. Congrats! #10708896

Chris Budny level-deluxe May 27, 2013

Thank you all so much! I fell in love with this canyon (I suspect everyone does!) and I was thrilled to get this capture in morning light. #10709614

Eivor Kuchta May 27, 2013

Fascinating formation and well captured! Congratulations on your finalist, Christopher! #10709732

Monika Sapek May 27, 2013

Wonderful colors and textures! Congratulations on your finalist, Christopher! #10710369

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic May 27, 2013

No surprise here, Chris. CONGRATZ and good luck on this and your other 5 cool Finalists!!!

UB. #10711114

Renee Doyle May 28, 2013

I'm with Usman .... no surprise here Chris!! Congrats on this outstanding capture and wonderful finalist! #10711347

Chris Budny level-deluxe May 28, 2013

Thank you all very much! This was an instant top favorite for me, of all my images captured during my recent trip out west. #10711555

Lindley Johnson level-classic May 28, 2013

Gorgeous color, shapes, and light. Congratulations on your stunning finalist, Chris! #10712299

Chris Budny level-deluxe May 29, 2013

Thanks so much, Lindley! #10713441

Howard Eisenberg May 30, 2013

Perfect capture. Really well lit in the best part of Lower Antelope Canyon. Have you seen the work of Peter Lik in Lower Antelope? He's got nothing on you. Well done! #10715843

Chris Budny level-deluxe May 31, 2013

Thank you very much, Howard; I'm not familiar with Peter Lik - I'll have to look him up! Lower Antelope was probably the highlight of my 9-day trip out west... just a beautiful, astonishing, wondrous space to walk through. #10716774

JO ANN CLEVELAND June 04, 2013

This is soooo beautiful Chris! Can't understand why this didn't get Gold, it certainly deserved it!

jo ann c.


Chris Budny level-deluxe June 04, 2013

Well thanks, Jo Ann! Perhaps I should resubmit it sometime...! #10722227

Dayna Cain level-classic July 10, 2013

This is just beautifully done Chris. I admire your work very much. #10762205

Chris Budny level-deluxe July 11, 2013

Thank you very much, Dayna! #10763819

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