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Antelope Canyon

Antelope Canyon is a place that I’ve wanted to go for about a year, and I’m glad that we went, but it wasn’t at all what I expected as far as an experience.

I thought it would be just like any other outdoor experience, but it was not at all.  You have to go into the canyon with a tour, which I guess should have been a sign of how the experience would go.  We went on our tour and they literally herded you through like cattle.  They gave serious priority to the people who paid more to do the photography tour.  They made us stand back and we couldn’t walk through when the photography tour was taking pictures.  It was frustrating at times (especially since we only had 25-30 minutes in there), and you were shoved through so quickly that it was difficult to really take in the true beauty of this canyon.  However, I’m still very glad that we went, and the pictures we got were beautiful.  I hope you enjoy!

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15 Comments

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    s.rajah iyer
    April 3, 2013 at 5:52 am

    Wow..wonderful Pics!

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      transplantedtatar
      April 3, 2013 at 8:27 am

      I am sorry the experience was not what you expected. We ended up going with Carol Bigthumb’s photography tour largely because they could also take us to smaller slot canyons in the same area–and there was no one but us there, so the experience was more intimate, and we got to really appreciate the places. The scale of the Antelope Canyon was breathtaking even with the crowds, but I agree that the sense of the place was a bit diluted with so many tours in every single chamber (and we were there off-season in October!). I am glad you got to see the ray beams thought.

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        ashleypaige4
        April 3, 2013 at 8:52 am

        I think I we would have researched more and read more reviews. The tour you took sounds much better. I’m glad we got to see the light ray too. They said that they’re harder to get in early March. I’m surprised it was still full in October! I’d hate to see it in the summer. Thanks for reading!

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      ashleypaige4
      April 3, 2013 at 8:54 am

      Thank you so much. It’s hard to take a bad picture in there. Thanks for reading!

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    Little Fingers
    April 4, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    Waw I must say the best so far I have read today. I just love all pictures from antelope canyon 🙂

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      ashleypaige4
      April 4, 2013 at 11:40 pm

      Thank you so much! You’re so sweet! It is so easy to take pictures in there and have them some out like this. It’s so pretty!

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    Harvey Doons
    May 1, 2013 at 6:44 am

    I’ve wanted to visit South Africa for awhile now, and your lovely photos have just confirmed that. Thanks!

    • Reply
      ashleypaige4
      May 1, 2013 at 9:10 am

      Well, thank you! I hope you get to go soon!

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