Marble Canyon I
Location Origin Story
Powerfully, slowly and resolutely… the Colorado River carves its way over time through the hard rock. Lower it falls in altitude while deeper and higher the sheer cliff faces of the canyons grow with each passing mile. Marble Canyon is in the foreground, the first small canyon branch off to the right is Sevenmile Draw, the next set of double branch canyons spanning across both sides of the river is Badger Canyon and in the distance, the Grand Canyon.
It is called different names by the various First Nations Tribes that have lived around and in the canyon since ancient times. The Hopi call it “Ongtupqa”, The Yavapai know it as “Wi:kaʼi:la”, and the Navajo (Diné) named it “Tsékooh Hatsoh” but it was the Spanish settlers that named it “Gran Cañón” and we still call it Grand Canyon today. This is the birthplace of the Grand Canyon.
For the full story on this image visit the corresponding page on Where Eagles Fly
About This Photograph
This dark mysterious scene was photographed in the early evening during the month of May while Zedekiah was flying and exploring the area around Marble Canyon and the Vermillion Walls to the east of the Grand Canyon National Monument.
The image was taken from a moving aircraft, as Zedekiah piloted the aircraft while simultaneously operating the camera.
Zedekiah used the evening light to enhance this long multi-hued stretch of ancient desert as it crosses the valley.
Flying into position to be in the place-in-space for this scene to reveal itself was crucial to this image composition.
Lastly, it is impossible to simply walk up a trail and take the same photograph again. This image was very difficult to create, and is truly one-of-a-kind, therefore making it extremely rare.
This image is offered as a numbered and signed, limited edition of one hundred (100) prints.
There are two (2) artist proofs available. one (1) as a volumetric print and one (1) as a satin metal print.
Suggested Media Substrate
This image is best suited for Satin Metal with a lustrous flat, non-reflective finish and is available for additional custom texturization to produce enhanced micro shadowing across the surface of the print.
Multiple substrates are available for this image, please go here to review different print types.
Pricing is based on the rarity and scarcity of print and not size nor substrate.
Limited edition prints start at $3 per square inch, with the price increasing as the editions diminish.
Artist proofs are $10 per square inch each.