I just got back from a photovacation around Arizona: specifically Page (Antelope Canyon), the Grand Canyon, and Sedona. Our first stop was in Page where we visited Antelope Canyon. We paid for a photo tour with Carol Bigfoot Adventures — which was well worth the 84 we spent Her photo-tourguides have the ability to stop people from coming into the cavern and we were able to capture some gorgeous shots without the massive crowds (note that despite my photos having no people, there were probably 300 people in the Canyon. Antelope Canyon is known for its gorgeous red rocks. Our first stop was Lower Antelope Canyon with its abstractly shaped walls. The second stop was here, in Upper Antelope Canyon which is known for the light rays the enter.
Although Upper Antelope Canyon is completely over-photographed I just had to throw a photo or two of it up on Flickr anyways. I really liked this photo because the reflection of the dirt in the light-ray looks like a naked lady (you can make out her hair, breasts, torso, and legs in the light ray).
I rented a Nikon D700 for this trip and it performed absolutely stunningly I already own the Nikon 17-35mm lens and when I threw it on the D700 I was able to go super-wide and get some great photos like this
Nikon D700 w/Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8 ED-IF AF-S:
19mm, f/11, 1/5 sec, ISO 200, Feisol Tripod