Vishnu Schist by Inge Johnsson


Small (23.2" x 15.5")

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Vishnu Schist, Grand Canyon National Park. This is the bottommost and oldest layer of rock exposed in the canyon, around 2 billion years old, almost half as old as the planet itself!

Camera/lens: Canon 5D, EF 28-70/2.8L


geology, grand canyon, landscape, monochrome, national park, rock, arizona

Travel & Nature photographer who currently resides in Frisco, Texas

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  • Carla Maloco
    Carla Malocoover 4 years ago

    This is amazing!! Nature is just wonderful.Great work.

  • That’s exactly what I thought as the raft came up close to this rock wall. 2 billions years old! It is so hard and shiny and compressed, like porclain.

    – Inge Johnsson

  • Richard  Cubitt
    Richard Cubittover 4 years ago

    Unbelievable … great shot!

  • Thanks my friend! I was in awe myself.

    – Inge Johnsson

  • nicolaMY
    nicolaMYover 4 years ago

    did you make it B/W? great capture!!! they are so old and precious

  • Yes, I converted the original digital capture (full frame DSLR color) to black and white. The original is also very monochromatic, with shades of white and pink.

    – Inge Johnsson

  • AsEyeSee
    AsEyeSeeover 4 years ago

    Wow! This is incredible. Fantastic work.

  • Thanks for stopping by; glad you like it :-)

    – Inge Johnsson

  • laureen warrington
    laureen warrin...over 4 years ago

    Amazing! it looks silver. Beautiful work.

  • Thanks! Sometimes you just know immediately that B&W is the right representation of a subject, and this was one of those subjects.

    – Inge Johnsson

  • Jennifer Hulbert-Hortman
    Jennifer Hulbe...over 4 years ago

    Beautiful! Great color.

  • Thanks! However, this one doesn’t have much color ;-)

    – Inge Johnsson

  • JHRphotoART
    JHRphotoARTover 4 years ago

    Great B/W treatment you have given to this image…

  • Daniel J. McCauley IV
    Daniel J. McCa...over 4 years ago

  • Thank you! I was hoping that even though this subject and b&w treatment is a bit unusual, someone would like it :-)

    – Inge Johnsson

  • YvonneMMerkle
    YvonneMMerkleover 4 years ago

    Just beautiful! Congrats on teh feature.

  • Thank you so much, Yvonne

    – Inge Johnsson

  • Barbara Burkhardt
    Barbara Burkhardtover 4 years ago

    Love the texture Inge.

  • Thanks Barbara

    – Inge Johnsson

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