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1,664 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of Rainbow Point at Bryce Canyon; photograph created by John Freeman at Rainbow Point, Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

Rainbow Point

1,664 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
Rainbow Point, Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

Hoodoos (irregular columns of rock) exist on every continent, but here in Bryce Canyon National Park is the largest concentration found anywhere on Earth.

This view of Bryce Canyon National Park is from Rainbow Point overlook. In the foreground are sandstone hoodoos. Along the trails visible at the floor of the canyon hikers can be seen hiking along the Under-the-Rim trail which stretches 23 miles, eventually returning to the canyon rim at Bryce Point. In the lower right you will notice the Riggs Spring Loop Trail which is a strenuous backcountry trail that plunges into the canyons below Rainbow Point, completing a 7.5 mile loop between Rainbow and Yovimpa Points.

The legend of Bryce Canyon was explained to a park naturalist in 1936 by Indian Dick, a Paiute elder who then lived on the Kaibab Reservation:

"Before there were humans, the Legend People, To-when-an-ung-wa, lived in that place. There were many of them. They were of many kinds – birds, animals, lizards and such things, but they looked like people. They were not people. They had power to make themselves look that way. For some reason the Legend People in that place were bad; they did something that was not good, perhaps a fight, perhaps some stole something….the tale is not clear at this point. Because they were bad, Coyote turned them all into rocks. You can see them in that place now all turned into rocks; some standing in rows, some sitting down, some holding onto others. You can see their faces, with paint on them just as they were before they became rocks. The name of that place is Angka-ku-wass-a-wits (red painted faces). This is the story the people tell."

Date & TimeOctober 4, 2018:  3:05pm - 3:17pm
LocationRainbow Point, Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
Coordinates37.604631, -112.156571
Focal Length200mm
Aperturef/11
Shutter1/150 sec.
ISO200
Num of Exposures156
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Canvas print

Our ready-to-hang canvas prints are created using a specialty printer that carefully lays pigment inks down onto archival-quality fine art canvas material. The canvas is then stretched around a 1.5-inch-deep wood support structure to provide depth and elegance. Our canvas material has a delightfully matte finish that looks spectacular in any lighting conditions while retaining maximum vibrancy and contrast. Click here to learn more.

Produced using a specialty, large-format fine art printer operating at 300ppi resolution—the gold standard for sharpness
Printed onto heavyweight, 100% acid-free fine art canvas to preserve color-accuracy and longevity
Created using materials and methods that exceed the rigorous technical standards required to achieve the prized "giclée" industry rating
Designed to meet the most demanding standards for color-permanence set by leading museums
Handmade by award-winning master printmakers with over 4 decades of experience
Optionally accompanied by your choice of elegant floater frame available in a variety of trims
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VAST Print™

A VAST Print™ represents the pinnacle of the photographic medium. Each print is a true photograph created specifically for you using light-sensitive paper exposed in a darkroom with the industry's highest precision exposure technique. Your print is then sealed with a shine-enhancing protective glossy coating*, adhered to a sturdy aluminum composite backing, and finished in one of two ready-to-hang formats:

  • Frameless floating display: A hidden mounting brace on the rear gracefully "floats" the print off the wall for a sleek, modern look.
  • Framed display: The print is mounted inside one of our handcrafted 100% wood frames with a decorative separation between the print and the frame so that the print appears to be floating within the frame, providing depth and elegance to the finished photo.

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*Note: a non-glossy, satin matte coating is alternatively available on request.

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Laser-exposed at a truly unprecedented 610ppi resolution
Created using fine art paper with a specialty emulsion enabling unsurpassed micro-contrast, ultra-bright whites, and deep blacks
Printed with a chromogenic process that produces "continuous tones" of silky smooth color (other printers use noticeable dots of ink)
Sealed between an extra-thick, shine-enhancing protective coating and a sturdy aluminum composite backing for a sleek look
Award-winning product quality recognized industry-wide
Designed to meet the most demanding standards for color-permanence set by leading museums
Handmade by certified master printmakers with over 4 decades of experience
Hand-signed by the artist and accompanied by our digitally-enhanced, holographic certificate of authenticity
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Usage in most media formats*
Unlimited number of projects*
Worldwide, perpetual usage*
Not for use in merchandise for sale
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Non-exclusive (i.e. we may license the photo to others)

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Total Pixels1,663,947,984 px
Width60,079 px
Height27,696 px
Aspect Ratio2.17 : 1
Date & TimeOctober 4, 2018:  3:05pm - 3:17pm
LocationRainbow Point, Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
Coordinates37.604631, -112.156571
Focal Length200mm
Aperturef/11
Shutter1/150 sec.
ISO200
Num of Exposures156

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Photo id: 11263