[font color=\'#000000\']i don't findi it to hard to believe anymore that the have patented or trademarked antelope.
when i came back from a trip from califronia in 98' (big sur, carmel region) i found out that the a shot of one of the trees (lone cypress tree?), had been trademarked. at the time i couldn't belive someone could trademark a natural scene.
I just came back from my second trip through the southwest at the start of June,and once again i went back to antelope canyon. it was WAY more crowded then it was when i was las there - and that was only 3 yrs ago (spring 2001). and it was frustrating waiting in line and deal with the mis-management of the operators, and the pushiness of some of the tourists, but it was still an incredible sight to see.
I think it has become much harder to get decent shots there, just bcoz of the traffic in the canyon now, and pretty much impossible to get anything original. but next time i go through the region, i wouldn't be crossing antelope canyon, the wave, or bryce of my list of places to photograph, just bcoz it's been done to death.
I always want to find a more original location, or sites that haven't been done to death - but having said that, i still want to go back to the places thta mad eme fall in love with landscape photography.[/font]