Alien terrains, such as slot canyons of the southwest, can give the Grand Canyon a run for its money. Maybe not so much in size, but in uniqueness. Each one has totally different characteristics. These include earth color and texture, space such as depth and width, and most of all - light reflection. This can vary wildly from time of day to time of year. For this reason, slot canyons are a favorite place of mine to photograph. One reason is that the camera can catch hues and colors that the eye does not easily discern.
“Quantum” showcases this nicely by fusing two images - one captured with a warm filter, the one with a cool - without moving the position of the camera.
Arizona’s Antelope Canyon is a tribal Navajo Park, - not a State or National Park. Blasted naturally out of Navajo Sandstone, these slot canyons are made by thunderstorms. In fact, the rushing flash flood waters from these storms can start many miles away before they carve through these canyons up to 70 miles per hour. Meanwhile, the sky is totally cloud free and blue above.