Copyright © Richard Harpum
I have visited the Grand Canyon on several occasions and in October 2006 hiked down the South Kaibab trail and back up Bright Angel trail, a distance of about 17 miles. As I left Yapi Point just after sun-up, it was well below freezing and there was a thin strip of sunlight along the north rim. The light quickly spread down the canyon, and by the time I had descended a couple of hundred feet, the light was already penetrating deeper into the canyon. I was suddenly presented with this amazing view, which I have captured on camera.
I took numerous photographs but this scene is certainly one of the most dramatic, mainly due to the wonderful lighting. If you look closely, you can see the South Kaibab Trail snaking down to and around O'Neil's Butte, which is the focal point of this painting. It took me about 6 hours to complete the hike but it was an exhilarating experience that I will never forget.
This painting was featured in International Artist Magazine June/July 2010 issue.
This painting was featured in a 10-page article in the June 2010 issue of International Artist Magazine.
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