Antelope Canyon is an example of a geological curiosity known as a “slot canyon.” As the name suggests, slot canyons are tiny canyons formed when water finds its way into a crack or fissure in the bedrock. Occurring largely in deserts or areas with low rainfall, a slot canyon is the result of thousands of years of weather extremes. In the case of Antelope Canyon, an intermittent creek that now empties into the Colorado River would erupt in turbulent flash floods that wore away the sandstone rock face, followed by hot, dry periods where sandstorms buffed the canyon walls to a striated, swirled finish. Over time, these weather patterns lessened in severity, but this natural process of erosion continues to be a part of Antelope Canyon’s ongoing evolution.
Accounts of how Antelope Canyon was first discovered vary. One of the more widely circulated versions asserts that around the time of the Great Depression, a Navajo girl was herding livestock on her family’s ancestral lands near what is now Page, Arizona. Along the way, she wandered into a “crack” in a sandstone wall where the outside world fell silent, and divine rays of light illuminated the sculpted chambers of the cave-like formation through a gap in the roof. Some elders of the Navajo tribe maintain that “Long Walk” holdouts took refuge in Antelope Canyon in the late 1800’s, and that spiritual beings continue to keep watch over the area.
Chomaluxe HD Metal Prints are a dye-sublimation printing process. The color dyes are infused on to a specially coated metal. The results are outstandingly clear and vibrant with exceptional detail and resolution.
We utilize a 2mm black Styrene backing and finished with a black Metal Inset Frame.
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Tru Life Acrylic Prints feature a Antireflective and scratch resistance acrylic face, Lumachrome Print, a 3mm DiBond Aluminium backing with a Super HD 1.375″ ROMA back mounted floating frame for epic sizes up to 60″ x 120″ capacity.
Lumachrome prints offer the greatest color depth of any print material available today. This special printing process surpasses Fujiflex Prints that are traditionally used for museum quality prints.
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Acrylic prints may reach up to 60×120″ and Metal Prints may reach up to 48×96″. We reserve sizes larger than published online to private consultations.