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This is where I had my first encounter with claustrophobia. :)
Today’s photo is from inside Spooky Canyon in Escalante, Utah. Spooky is a non technical canyon which means that it doesn’t require any ropes or any kind of difficult climbing, but I make sure to research as much as I can about a canyon before I set foot on the trail.
I had heard that Spooky was dark and extremely narrow but I think that description doesn’t begin to describe just how narrow it really is. The book “Winnie the Pooh and the tight squeeze” comes to mind here – it was so narrow in places that I had to turn sideways and pay a lot of attention to make sure my head didn’t hit the walls. Forget unfolding a tripod in this area, there’s no room! For this shot, I bumped up the ISO to 800 and shot a 5 brackets handheld. Fortunately, the tight spaces allowed me to brace myself against the walls and the shots came out well.
The reflected light in this canyon was really nice and set off some beautiful colors here. If you’re in Escalante and not afraid of tight spaces, I highly recommend checking this one out.

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