Sacred Blanca Peak
Location Origin Story
Blanca Peak is obscured by clouds along the top of the range while Twin Peaks, Ellingwood Point, and Little Bear Peak are visible in the low cloud cover. Blanca Peak is revered by the First Nations Diné (Navajo) as a sacred mountain and is called ~ Tsisnaasjiní ~ which has two meanings; “Dawn” and “White Shell Mountain“.
The mountain is considered to be the eastern boundary of the Dinetah, the traditional Navajo homeland. It is associated with the color white, and tribal traditions say it is “Covered in Daylight and Dawn and Fastened to the Ground with Lightning!”.
For the full story on this image visit the corresponding page on Where Eagles Fly
About This Photograph
This awe-inspiring scene of mountains and high desert was photographed in the afternoon during the month of April while Zedekiah was flying and exploring the San Luis Valley below the Santa de Cristo Range near the Zapata Ranch in southern Colorado.
The image was taken from a moving aircraft, as Zedekiah piloted the aircraft while simultaneously operating the camera.
Storm clouds surrounded the area requiring tricky navigation to stay clear of the mountains while setting up the scene.
Zedekiah used the low hanging cumulus clouds as a backdrop, where timing and being 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.