Reflection Canyon by Bill Belvin

Bill Belvin
Bill Belvin
Bill is a Sedona based fine arts photographer specializing in creating richly detailed images of the American Southwest wilderness. He loves capturing the patterns and symmetries present in sandstone and sharing the results with others.



Reflection Canyon

Reflection Canyon is an arm of Lake Powell usually seen by boat or aircraft. An image of Reflection Canyon appeared in the April 2006 issue of National Geographic. This image inspired many photographers to look for it, and an overland route to the rim starting on Hole in the Rock Road was devised by Rainer Grosskopf. This route requires a 16-18 mile RT hike over waterless terrain. Reflection Canyon is best shot when lake levels are low. Ideally “the spine” of Reflection canyon should be visible, this occurs when water levels are at or below 3,574 feet.  This image was shot on April 24, 2019 when the water level was 3,569.  It is a composite of two images, one shot before the moon rose to light the rim, and one after it rose.