How I Made this Artwork
We had just arrived, I and a ragtag pack of similar-hearted adventurers, in the wild barren lushness of the Moab / Horseshoe Canyon desert. We were in search of ancient rock art, those petroglyphs that some archeologists say might be 5000 to 8000 years old. These rock arts can only be found by exploring past ones limits, and at the very mercy of the elements.
This morning, waking up from my tent by the mischievous fingers of the wind Herself, and her younger brother, the intermittent rain, I rose to see the most beautiful sight, an enormous double rainbow that seemed to stretch across the entire sky, and appear almost as if it were a porthole to another world, this very morning.
Quickly rummaging back into my tent in search of camera and trusty tripod, I jumped out and set up, not knowing if I would even have time in the quickly changing sky weather, to even get a one shot of this breathtaking scene.
One frame certainly would certainly not do it, so I turned the camera sideways, and began from left to right, snapping overlapping frames in hope that maybe later I might find, when I'm back in civilization and at my studio computer, frames that were consistent and aligned enough, to stitch back together.
The rain kept sporadically picking up and dying down, and I had to shield the camera with a paper plate so it wouldn't get damaged or just get drips on the glass. I certainly wasn't able to field-review any of the 50 or so frames I took, each pass starting low from the left and trying to quickly make it to the right, then raising the camera for the second level of panorama, and repeating.
When I did get back, after this life-altering trip, and began playing with the original images, I began to get that magical feeling again - That magic when the images began lining up, and I could see again that majesty of Utah's Canyonlands' glorious gift, just one of her countless Double Rainbows.
Thinking about a Gift for Someone Special?
"Double Rainbow Canyonlands Utah" is all about Nature, her surprise gifts and inspirations, and her beauty.
It's also about adventure and exploration. Her surprise gifts and her beauty.
It's also about adventure and exploration. About having the courage to go into the wild and let new experiences come our way.
About how our strength and resolve is sometimes met with shear, overwhelming grace and overpowering love and beauty.
This art gift, to me, is for everyone who is wild at heart, who loves Nature, loves seeking out the unknown for the types of treasure that can only be found when we least expect it.
Art Materials and Supplies that Made this Art