Friday, July 31, 2009

Chanting and Drumming in Slot Canyon


This is Pete, who played the drum and chanted in the slot canyon while I practiced taking photos on my new Nikon D90.

I went on a photography tour with Wilson Wyatt, a professional photographer, and learned a great deal. The photography tour was sponsored by the Desert Botanical Garden.

It was magical taking photos with the beat of the drum reverberating in the slot canyon. In the near future, I will post a series of some of the photos from the photography trip, as the slot canyons and Vermillion Cliffs near Page, Arizona were spectacular.

I plan to start a solar eclipse series tomorrow to show photos I took of the total eclipse of the sun in the South Pacific. I returned from that trip today.

The total eclipse was the longest of the century, and the experience that I plan to share on this site was stunning. I will also share some tips on photographing this rare event. After the eclipse series, I will return to posting photos from the slot canyon trip.

15 comments:

Leif Hagen said...

Awesome snap! That's what I need is a photography trip with a professional camera person!

B SQUARED said...

My gosh you are getting good. Can't wait to see the photos. Good luck with the new camera.

brattcat said...

Julie, this is an extraordinary image. The canyon walls look as if they're made of silk.

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Gorgeous pictures, beatiful blog! Regards, Philip

Nikki Beaumont said...

Oh, the color is beautiful. I bet the drumming made you feel like you had time traveled back hundreds of years ago. I would love to get a chance to photograph some of those canyons. Can't wait to see your eclipse photos.

Sharon said...

Great photo! I can't wait to see the eclipse photos.

Thérèse said...

Can't wait for the eclipse...

Birdman said...

Fabulous walls captured here. Love the coloring.

glenda said...

Beautiful shot. That canyon is pretty amazing. Doesn't look real.

Don and Krise said...

Lucky you. One of these days I hope to get some professional tips. Love the color in this photo. The drummer gives it an added mysterious feeling. Show us those eclipse photos.

~Cheryl said...

I admire the variety and perfection of your photographs, Julie. It's amazing that we will see even more incredible shots in the future. Thanks and congratulations -- you're an A+ student!

cieldequimper said...

Stunning photograph Julie. It's perfect technically and has a fantastic atmosphere too.

Lois said...

The color is so amazing in this picture Julie! I'm excited about the eclipse photos and am looking forward to seeing them.

Steffe said...

Sounds like fun to go out shooting with a pro.

Pete said...

Hey Julie, I look good, thanks!

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