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I recently took time out of my busy show schedule to finally take my long anticipated trip to photograph the waters of the Havasupai in the west of Grand Canyon. I had planned to take this trip into the wilds of the Havasupai Indian Reservation for over a decade, but could never get the stars to align until early May of this year. The anticipation did not disappoint.
Havasupai means 'Ha' (water) 'Vasu' (green / blue) 'Pai' (people), or the 'people of the green / blue water'. Havasu Creek winds its way through one of Grand Canyon's arms in its journey to feed the Colorado River.
The creek gets its turquoise colour from large amounts of calcium carbonate in the water. This formed limestone that lines the creek and reflects the turquoise colouration. Items that fall into the water mineralize very quickly causing the creek to change its appearance from year to year. Numerous travertine terraces, a product of this mineralization, exist for the water to tumble over and wind around providing spectacular images to capture.
I tried to capture the area in a unique way and look forward to hearing your feedback on them. I'm sure you'll agree it is truly a magical place. I have posted some of the images I captured, however I still have some scans to make, so keep your eyes peeled for more to come soon. Prints will be making their debut at my show on memorial weekend in Denver
Don't forget to check out my Exhibitions page for an up to date listing of all the art festivals I will be at this coming year. For those of you in the Illinois area, look for me at one of 5 different shows in the area this spring & summer.
I hope to see you at one of the shows!
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