Grand Canyon Light Show

Everything about these pictures was a surprise.
It was literally hitting me like lightning,
showing me that moments of significance cannot be planned or forseen.
They can only be received.

The Grand Canyon Lightning Photos by Chandra (Rolf Maeder) have been published worldwide. (See below)

The Photo Grand Canyon Light Show was chosen by the Time Magazine as one of the most impressive landscape photos of 2013 and published as a double spread in December 2013 .

The "Swiss Edition" of the Grand Canyon Light Show received the First Price in the Landscape Section of the international Oasis Photo Competition 2014

Publications of the Grand Canyon Lightning Photos

The photos Grand Canyon Light Show and Grand Canyon Powershot have been published worldwide.


Grand Canyon Light Show "Swiss Edition"

Grand Canyon Light Show
Grand Canyon Light Show "Swiss Edition"  30x40cm (with 40x50cm standard frame).

Grand Canyon Powershot

Powershot 30x40 1
Grand Canyon Powershot by Rolf Mäder, 40x30 cm (with 40x50cm standard frame).

Order signed FineArt Prints!

Special offer!

The Grand Canyon Light Show "Swiss Edition" and the Grand Canyon Powershot, hand-signed, printed on a high quality heavyweight lustre surfaced photo paper with Ultrachrome HDR ink.

  • 15 3/4″ x 11 3/4″ (40 x 30 cm): CHF 89
  • Both prints: CHF 150

They are formatted for 20″ x 16″ (50 x 40 cm) standard frames as shown above, which are available in stores with matching 15 1/4″ x 11 1/2″ (40 x 30 cm) PassePartout. The frames of the shown examples are suggestions from me (not included in the price).

Shipping cost for 1-5 prints:

  • Europe: CHF 15
  • All other destinations: CHF 30

These prints are shipped from Switzerland within 3 days.

To order contact Chandra

Limited Editions

The Grand Canyon Light Show "Swiss Edition" is available in 2 large sizes as limited editions:

Each size is offered as a one-time limited edition of 25 prints. Each print in this series is sold with a numbered and signed certificate which guarantees the quality and authenticity. Printed on Can­son Pla­tine Fibre Rag with Ultra­chrome HDR ink (without optical enhancers).

In collaboration with the Swiss Fin­eArt specialist Markus Zuber of Fin­eArt­Pix , I re-edited the Grand Canyon Light Show and prepared it for FineArt printing. The results are simply stunning!

The Grand Canyon Light Show photo was captured at night on August 30th 2013 by Chandra at the South Rim of the “Grand Canyon”, Ari­zona, USA. An exposure time of 25 seconds made it possible to unite 3 lightning bolts in one picture. No elements of this photo were added or removed. The dramatic cloud formations, the archaic structures and unique colors of the Grand Canyon, the balanced composition and subtle editing make it to a piece of art of extraordinary beauty and power.

Some publications in the world press, on TV and online: