The Canyon


I wasn’t going to post any pictures from the Grand Canyon, as they weren’t really very good, but then I got some black and white prints back from the rolleiflex, and I realised they had captured something I wasn’t able to capture in digital.

This one best sums up the awe and the austerity of the landscape, I think.

© images and content Emily Hughes and searchingtosee, 2013

28 Comments on “The Canyon

  1. Fantastic detail Emily, particularly those sharp details in the cliffs!

    • yes that’s so true. I love when the tool, the medium, leaves its mark on the end product. For me this picture is so obviously from this camera.

  2. Wow. Awesome! I always find it so difficult to capture large landscapes because it’s so vast and difficult to convey how truly amazing what you’re seeing is, but you’ve done it brilliantly here. I’m inspired. Thanks for sharing.

  3. It’s not quite the same but the photograph has the same feeling tone as some line drawings I did while sitting on deck going down the Yangtze River gorge.

      • They are sitting in a box half way made into an artist’s book on China – someday… What was cool was a Chinese artist came up on deck. sat down beside me and sketched, too. We couldn’t speak each other’s language but we could make pictures together.

  4. Yes, sometimes digital is just too digital or whatever it is. This photograph is really nice. I think of going back to film but I mostly paint now or Im trying to, then the camera comes out again……

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