Cap­tur­ing the canyons

Stan Ford was so cap­ti­vated by im­ages of Ari­zona’s An­te­lope Canyon that he sim­ply had to pho­to­graph it for him­self

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The first pho­to­graph I re­call tak­ing was the day I met Pres­i­dent Kennedy. That was four months be­fore he was as­sas­si­nated. I was nine, and it was the first time I’d used my Argus 126 cam­era, which my fa­ther had just given me. My se­ri­ous in­ter­est in pho­tog­ra­phy be­gan as a hobby in high school when a friend shared some photos he had taken at a Jimi Hen­drix con­cert. I was hooked. I worked all sum­mer to earn $34 to buy a Yashica 635.

Since that time I have en­joyed tak­ing photos, but it was not un­til I re­tired four years ago that I had the time to pur­sue it more. A friend made me aware of a pho­tog­ra­phy work­shop at the Ansel Adams Gallery. It in­volved full-moon pho­tog­ra­phy and light paint­ing. I had just pur­chased my first dig­i­tal cam­era (a Nikon D700) and was thrilled to see what it could do at night.

When­ever pos­si­ble, I would use my new cam­era. How­ever,

01 Ant elop e arch Nikon D800e, Zeiss Distagon 15mm f/2.8, 1/4 sec, f/8, ISO100

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