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Grand Sky Of The Soul's Interior

Grand Sky Of The Soul's Interior

“There is one spectacle grander than the sea, that is the sky; there is one spectacle grander than the sky, that is the interior of the soul” ~ Victor Hugo

When one travels and tours Upper Antelope Canyon, outside of Page, Arizona, the typical experience is one of rushed compositions and feelings of frustration. As clamoring guides jockey against each other trying to rush their groups from one chamber in the slot canyon to the next one, for one staged shot after another of tricked out sun-beams and sand-falls, the constant melee of other photographers and tourists with their smart phones reactively photographing whatever their guide points them at tends to bleed the interior of the soul’s experience here.

So it was with rare glee that my mind’s soulful eye looked forward to this unique experience of being able to photograph the canyon against the night’s starry sky, and to tour its sandstone shadows in peace and self-paced discovery. Alone except for the knowledge and expertise of the guide with me, I completed my evening with this final satisfying image of the grand sky outside, as if looking out from my soul’s interior.