This is what unbelievably trippy reflected light looks like in a dark slot canyon, shot on large format Velvia film. This film is known for it’s vivid rendition of tones, and the way it gets more saturated with less light, so when you put this stuff into a deep, dark, slot canyon filled with peak reflected light and open it up for a long exposure… viola! Zero magic, just a basic sheet of large format film, presented here as I see it on my desk. I couldn’t believe it either. This is one of many canyons Alan Brock and I explored and photographed on our 5-day backpacking trip, perhaps for the first time ever on large format film.

Intrepid 4×5″ Field Camera, Fujifilm Velvia 100 4×5″, Schneider-Kreuznach Angulon 90mm ƒ/6.3 lens