Inspired by Thomas Moran's enormous 8 foot by 14 foot 1872 painting The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, I set out in 2015 to...

Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Inspired by Thomas Moran's enormous 8 foot by 14 foot 1872 painting The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, I set out in 2015 to photograph this wonderous view of the Yellowstone River, the Lower Falls, the colorful textured canyon walls replete in rust, ocher, yellow and orange, and the wide breadth and length of the canyon with my 11x14" 1898 King Ultra-Large Format View Camera. I had previously made several successful photographs with my 1898 8x10" King Large Format View Camera, but I felt this scene was so quintessential to the American West that the ultra-large format would be a more fitting tribute to the history of the 1871 Hayden Expedition during which the first European-Americans discovered what became the world's first national park--Yellowstone or Wonderland, as it was soon known--including the early pioneer photographer, William Henry Jackson and the man Jackson simply called "The Artist," Thomas Moran. In preparing for this trip, I loaded my precious 11x14 Fuji Provia color slide film into the four film holders I was confident would be light-tight. I drove the 8 hours from my home in Wondervu, Colorado to Cody, Wyoming and found a room for the night at the quaint Western 6 Gun Motel before hitting the road again well before sunrise for the two-hour drive to the Yellowstone Canyon Area. I had a wonderful two hours at Inspiration Point during my pre-selected window for cross lighting and was sure I had gotten the photograph I had come to make. I headed home, unloaded my film holders, and shipped the film off to LA for developing (this was before I began developing my own color film). After getting the film back, I was horrified to discover every one of my 11x14 sheets was badly fogged. I wracked my brain trying to figure out what happened, before finally realizing I had, for the first time, used my Viper Infrared Night Vision Monocular to load the film, and the red light on the projecting infrared bulb, which I previously had no problems with when handling black and white film, had fogged the color slide film. Shaking off the wasted expense of the fuel, lodging, food, time, shipping and developing cost for the fogged film, and most of all the waste of precious sheets of my scarce supply of 11x14 Provia, I determinedly opened a fresh box of the film, reloaded my holders, checked the weather, and headed back to Yellowstone. Ten hours to the Canyon area, slept (about four hours) in my car, two more hours at Inspiration Point, then 10 hours' drive home to Wondervu. This time, the film was fine, and the result was spectacular. Ultimate Quality. Photo © copyright by Michael Lynn Roberts.

Lumachrome TruLife Ultimate Acrylic Print

Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone print

LUMACHROME TruLife Acrylic: The ULTIMATE in acrylic fine art prints.

Lumachrome luxury fine art prints face-mounted to TruLife Acrylic exceed the limitations of traditional printing processes. Lumachrome prints allow 3D-like details to emerge from the depths of the image. The transparency layer is infused with iridium particles and encapsulated between the TruLife Acrylic and the white poly surface base layer.

Qualities include: • Brilliant Colors Lasting Over 120Yrs • Superior Color Gamut vs Traditional Fujiflex Prints • Incredible 3D Depth and Dimensionality • Unsurpassed Detail and Ability to Hold Highlights • Superior Shadow Luminosity and Detail • Radiant Glowing Response Under Art Lighting

These are face-mounted, UV-protected acrylic prints, frameless, and ready-to-hang. For details, see this page.

If needed, custom sizes also can be provided. Contact Michael if you need a custom size.

Please allow 21 business days for printing, finishing, and delivery.

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Roma Framed Lumachrome TruLife Ultimate Acrylic Print

Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone print

This is the same LUMACHROME TruLife Acrylic fine art print shown above PLUS framed in Hand-Crafted Italian Roma Moulding for an added, exceptional level of artistic presentation!

Choose your frame style from this page, then place your order below for the framed print. I will email you to confirm your order and to find out which frame style you want. Ordering the artwork YOU LOVE, framed YOUR WAY is as easy as that!

Lumachrome luxury fine art prints face-mounted to TruLife Acrylic exceed the limitations of traditional printing processes. Lumachrome prints allow 3D-like details to emerge from the depths of the image. The transparency layer is infused with iridium particles and encapsulated between the TruLife Acrylic and the white poly surface base layer.

Qualities include: • Brilliant Colors Lasting Over 120Yrs • Superior Color Gamut vs Traditional Fujiflex Prints • Incredible 3D Depth and Dimensionality • Unsurpassed Detail and Ability to Hold Highlights • Superior Shadow Luminosity and Detail • Radiant Glowing Response Under Art Lighting

If needed, custom sizes also can be provided. Contact Michael if you need a custom size.

Please allow 21 business days for printing, finishing, and delivery.

Select a print size:

Ultimate Quality Satin Finish Canvas Print

Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone print

These Giclee canvas prints are like nothing you have seen. They are created with 8 color OIL BASED PIGMENT INKS on the finest canvas using custom tone curves. You will be blown away by the oil like original quality of these Ultimate Quality Satin Finish Canvas Prints. These prints have incredible photographic resolution, clarity, vibrancy and Dmax, producing amazing photographic image quality. Ultimate Quality Satin Finish Canvas Prints are waterproof and don't crack like water based canvas.

Characteristics:

VIBRANT COLORS

OIL PAINTING QUALITIES

RICH DEEP BLACKS

These are Gallery-Wrapped, UV-protected canvas prints, unframed, and ready-to-hang. For details, see this page.

If needed, custom sizes also can be provided. Contact Michael if you need a custom size.

Please allow 21 business days for printing, finishing, and delivery.

Select a print size:

Roma Framed Ultimate Quality Satin Finish Canvas Print

Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone print

This is the same Ultimate Quality Satin Finish Canvas Fine Art shown above PLUS framed in Hand-Crafted Italian Roma Moulding for an added, exceptional level of artistic presentation!

Choose your frame style from this page, then place your order below for the framed print. I will email you to confirm your order and to find out which frame style you want. Ordering the artwork YOU LOVE, framed YOUR WAY is as easy as that!

These Giclee canvas prints are like nothing you have seen. They are created with 8 color OIL BASED PIGMENT INKS on the finest canvas using custom tone curves. You will be blown away by the oil like original quality of these Ultimate Quality Satin Finish Canvas Prints. These prints have incredible photographic resolution, clarity, vibrancy and Dmax, producing amazing photographic image quality. Ultimate Quality Satin Finish Canvas Prints are waterproof and don't crack like water based canvas.

Characteristics:

VIBRANT COLORS

OIL PAINTING QUALITIES

RICH DEEP BLACKS

Please allow 21 business days for printing, finishing, and delivery.

Select a print size:

Prints are delivered by FedEx and should arrive within 3-4 weeks or sooner. I will email you the tracking link once the print(s) have shipped out.