Waterpocket Fold ~ Cedar Mesa

Location Origin Story

These are the strange geological formations of Capitol Reef National Park. The cream-golden colored rocks down the middle of the image are known as the Waterpocket Fold. This is a monoclinal fold that extends nearly 100 miles (160 km) in the semi-arid plateau of the central part of Utah.

The very small jagged-looking area that sits at the bottom of Waterpocket Fold on the right is called Oyster Shell Reef and is an exposed section of the fold along the headwaters of Halls Creek, south of Divide Canyon. This is where ancient fossilized oyster shells are exposed along the reef.  Cedar Mesa is the solitary green patch of desert forest on the upper right side of the image.

For the full story on this image visit the corresponding page on Where Eagles Fly

About This Photograph

This deeply mysterious scene was photographed in the mid-afternoon during the month of October while Zedekiah was flying and exploring the area around the South Desert in the Waterpockfold of the Capitol Reef National Park

Image Rarity

The image was taken from a moving aircraft, as Zedekiah piloted the aircraft while simultaneously operating the camera.

Zedekiah used the low-hanging storm clouds as both a backdrop and a sun filter to bring out the rich colors of the strata.

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.

Limited Edition

This image is offered as a numbered and signed, limited edition of one thousand (1,000) prints.

Artist Proofs

There are one hundred (100) artist proofs available.

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.

Collection Pricing

  • Limited Edition Prints – Two Dollars & Fifty Cents ($2.50) per square inch
    28” x 18” = $1,260
    36” x 24” = $2,160
    48” x 32” = $3,840
    54” x 36” = $4,860
    72” x 48” = $8,640
  • Limited Edition Volumetric Prints – Three Dollars ($3) per square inch
    28” x 18” = $1,512
    36” x 24” = $2,592
    48” x 32” = $4,608
    54” x 36” = $5,832
    72” x 48” = $10,368
  • Limited Edition Artist Proofs – Five Dollars ($5) per square inch
    28” x 18” = $2,520
    36” x 24” = $4,320
    48” x 32” = $7,680
    54” x 36” = $9,720
    72” x 48” = $17,280

Contact Zedekiah Gallery to speak with an art consultant about purchasing a limited edition print of this image.

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