A Ghost Town

Why is a ghost town called ghosty? People will tell you of ruins, long ago abandoned by their last inhabitants, these days only occupied by immaterial and mysterious tenants.
But there may be another explanation. As proof still stands out that ghosts do really exist, it's the same with this kind of towns. Maybe they don't exist either, at least we have not been able to find (most of) them…

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Antelope Canyon

A small and narrow canyon, carved out of a big sandstone blocking a river bed, washed out by heavy floods. Canyons like this one can be found throughout the area, but none has gained much attention - from a geological standpoint there are more interesting things than basic erosion processes. It was photography that made this canyon famous - the fantastic colours, varying from orange to violet, the organic smooth and structured forms, the ever changing light, with beams striking down to the ground.

And so legions of people travel through the canyon each day, squeezing their way through the narrow passage, to the delight of the Navajo tour operators - the canyon lies inside the Indian reservation and can only be accessed with a guided tour. Lighting conditions inside are difficult, with an f-stop range of ten and more, a real challenge. But the results are worth it.


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