Seeing WIDE is the only way to see Lake Powell. The canyon vistas are too grand and all-encompassing to be confined to a single glance or to a conventional photograph. Panoramic photographs can break through this limiting barrier by expanding to include the unbroken sweep of rock, water, and sky through angles that exceed normal human view.
Years in the making, this collection of panoramic images widens our vision to see everything at once—sometimes mind-bendingly. Join photographer David Herberg on his end-to-end wide-eyed tour of Lake Powell in its many colors and moods.
As you enter these pages, clear your mind and open your eyes to experience all of Lake Powell: Seeing WIDE.
I have been exploring the length of Lake Powell for twenty years, and have visited every named side canyon at many different water levels. Each visit is different from the last, and each brings something new. The sweeping vistas of this place have transformed my innate need to photograph into an intense interest in panoramic photography. But in truth, the vistas remain defiant to capture even by panoramas, and so my love for the place draws me back again and again in order to attempt the impossible. The sheer size of the lake and the heavy visitation makes it especially vulnerable to the vandalism of graffiti, which sadly seems to be on the rise. For a number of years I have volunteered with the National Park Service Graffiti Removal and Intervention Team (G.R.I.T.) to lead a number of service trips aimed at cleaning this scourge from the rocks at Lake Powell. Maybe I’ll see you on one of these trips.