ESCALANTE RIVER CANYON 1 © 1997Utah
When the Wilderness Society asked me to photograph the Grand Staircase–Escalante region of Utah to help save the land from oil exploration, I readily agreed. I had a great time exploring and photographing the area. The rugged wind-blown rocks and the shadows that formed across the boulders at different times of the day made for moment-to-moment photographic opportunities. The Wilderness Society used my images to influence President Clinton to use his authority under the Antiquities Act of 1906 to make this the largest area of all the United States National Monuments. I am thankful that my images helped in preserving this magnificent place in our country. This photograph is hand-printed in Clyde’s darkroom on fiber-based paper, selenium toned, then mounted and matted to current archival standards. The photograph is a limited edition and signed by Clyde. Disclaimer – Cropping, contrast, and image density may vary. To learn more about the darkroom printing process, click here.