Thursday, January 24, 2013

back with more photos from the Grand Canyon

The trip was a success.  We had (relatively) warm weather, and even with the fast-pace that averaged a bit more than 20 miles on each of the short winter days, I was able to capture some new images that will supplement the on-going photogravure project.  I'm in the process of editing, but all of the fun travel/friends/vacation type of snap shots are up on the web already, at this site along with photos from several other people who were on the trip.

One of the guys on the trip made a fun edit from his wide-angle helmet camera.
It can be found with this link.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

"Pumpkin Spring"
Graphic Chemical Sepia on Rives BFK

Friday, January 11, 2013


"Cactus West"
Graphic Chemical Sepia on Rives BFK

Thursday, January 10, 2013


"Cactus East"
Graphic Chemical Sepia on Rives BFK

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

social scene in the harbor

Havasu is one of the most popular stops.  Last time, we met a couple of crews tied up to the entrance of the side canyon.  It reminded me that travelers are travelers, no matter the craft, and the harbor is always a meeting place to share stories.

"Havasu Harbor"
Graphic Chemical Sepia on Rives BFK

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

"Matkatamiba 3"  (working title)
Graphic Chemical Sepia on Rives BFK

Monday, January 07, 2013

"Matkatamiba 2"  (working title)
Graphic Chemical Sepia on Rives BFK

Sunday, January 06, 2013

Canyon REO (River Equipment Outfitters)

had outfitted us with three rafts (two years ago), named "John", "Paul", and "Ringo".  They packaged some excellent meals and provided super-friendly shuttle service. 

"Paul & Ringo"
Graphic Chemical Sepia on Rives BFK

Saturday, January 05, 2013

Moon risen, Sun setting, Stars emerging

on this night, where we found a terraced campsite in which almost everyone slept without setting up shelter.  I spent the night drifting in and out, as I was lulled to sleep by radiant stars in a clear night sky, soon to be awake with excitement to look over the high horizon of the canyon's edge again and gaze out into the universe.  It had to be the most restful restless night I have ever had.

"Upper Ledges"
Graphic Chemical Sepia on Rives BFK

Friday, January 04, 2013

Grand Canyon

That is simply the name of this photogravure.  The image shows the beautiful range of high-contrast and subtle tonality that keeps shifting on a trip like this.  I cannot describe or portray the complexity of light that is pervasive in the Grand Canyon.  I try, but I cannot fully explain it to anyone who has not been there.  Those who have experienced a similar trip are only agreeing that they have seen it too, but must admit that words fail to describe the experience, and pictures only capture a small part of it. 

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Low Winter Sun

It's a warm desert trip when the sun is shining, but being in a mile-deep canyon one encounters many miles without direct sunlight. 

"Cool In The Shade"
Graphic Chemical Sepia on Rives BFK

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

In the heart of Marble Canyon

with Vassey's Paradise in the background, K decided to get some water from the spring trickling in from the canyon wall. She did the entire thing on the fly, while the raft was drifting with the current of the Colorado River.

"Three Graces Below Vassey's"
Graphic Chemical Sepia on Rives BFK

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Happy New Year

Today, the LiquidLogic Kayaks crew (and guests) launch from Lee's Ferry, AZ at mile 0 on the Colorado River to make a self-supported trip through the Grand Canyon with all the needed gear stuffed inside Remix XP10.

At some point today, we should pass this same spot show in the photogravure.

"Ten Mile"
Graphic Chemical Sepia on Rives BFK

(I know this is an image of a raft, and not the LiquidLogic Remix XP10, but that was then, this is now, and I cannot show you the photos I am taking while in the canyon.  AND, I hope the place will remain enough of a wilderness that travelers can continue to be "out of touch" while in the canyon.)