The Antelope Canyons in the Page, Arizona area, are hugely popular with photographers, and for good reason. They offer unique opportunities to capture the colors, shapes and textures of the sandstone walls and overhangs. The colors change as the sunlight, filtering down through the narrow slots, changes in angle and intensity. The canyons have become something of a cliché for outdoor photographers, but there’s no escaping their beauty. If you’re in that area, they are definitely worth your time. However, popularity creates problems. Others had warned me how crowded it could be, and I saw them literally trucking in visitors to the Upper Canyon, even in mid-December in sub-freezing weather, so I decided not to shoot there. However, I did enjoy the Lower Antelope Canyon, which is located nearby but is an entirely separate operation. Go about 11 AM for the best light. A two-hour photographer’s pass is $36 (2013) and well worth it. You must show them your DSLR camera and a tripod; a point-and-shoot condemns you to touring with a guide and perhaps 8-10 others, all of whom are getting into each other’s (and your) way. They are strict about the two-hour limit, but that’s enough time if you keep moving.