A nature photograph by Australian photographer Peter Lik just went for $6.5 million and is now the most expensive photograph ever sold. It is from a place called Antelope Canyon , a beautiful and popular slot canyon in Arizona, It has a beam of light with a ghostly apparition in the beam and the image is called “Phantom”.
It is a lovely image, for sure, of one of North America’s must-see and most photographed locations. Indeed, I have stood in that exact same place and photographed the same beam of light. (Inside tip – set up your tripod and get ready to shoot as someone tosses a little bit of dirt up into the beam to make it stand out).
Mine doesn’t have the ghostly apparition, however. Nor do I have $6.5 million. I guess I’ll have to keep shooting.
Lightbeam in Antelope Canyon, located on Navajo land near Page Arizona, USA. Mamiya 7. Fuji Velvia. Probably 10 seconds or so at f/16 – I really can’t remember.