Image of the Week #4: Ryan Tuttle

I just love the way the light is peaking through the canyon, the texture of the sandstone, the color…everything!

— Ryan Tuttle

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How did this image come to happen?
I took this photo last year on my first trip to Lower Antelope Canyon in Arizona. One of the things I love about slot canyons is that the light can change so dramatically just by changing your field of view ever so slightly. Every step you take brings a new perspective and it truly is an amazing experience. It really feels like you’re on an exploration of sorts. I took this one towards the end of the tour when the crowds had dissipated and I was able to sneak away for a bit.

How do you feel about this photograph?
It’s my favorite shot of the trip. I just love the way the light is peaking through the canyon, the texture of the sandstone, the color…everything!

What gear did you use and what were your settings?

  • Canon 5D Mark II
  • 28mm Lens
  • 1/60
  • f/2.8
  • ISO 400

What editing process did the image go through?
I use Lightroom and pretty much always stick to the Portras in VSCO 06. For this shot I settled on Portra 400+1, adjusted the tone curve a bit, removed the grain, and added a slight brown/orange hue to the shadows.

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