Print of the Month August 2012

12-08-359 Splashing falls M11000

359 Splashing Falls

With the heat wave spreading across the nation it seemed appropriate to share an image that represents cool. Considering the subject of this print you can find water splashing at the base of your favorite waterfall. The rocks and land provide a hard foundation to help create the splash in this image.

Typically, we capture a waterfall in its entirety or capture a portion of it to show the grandeur or recognizable characteristic of certain popular waterfalls. But, my appreciation for the splash in this fall came when the glistening rocks caught my eye, along with the refreshing spray. Nor should I forget to mention the respite from the climb to the base in hot humid conditions.

Not only can we appreciate the action of the fall, there are many geometric patterns created by the shadows and highlights of each of the rocks. I left the grass in the foreground for its detail and ability to add depth to the scene.

Now, for those of you that must know…this image was captured at the waterfall near Mingus Mill located in the Smoky Mountains. The Mill also offers many great photographic opportunities.

About the Print of the Month

The Print of the Month is a new print offered at an early-edition discount. Normal pricing must apply once the print is offered by a gallery.

The Print of the Month is a silver gelatin print, each one created by hand using traditional darkroom methods.

Prints are limited to 50 per edition.

Typically the Print of the Month is made from a T-Max 100 negative, which is processed in D-76 mixed 1:1.

Each fine art print is made by hand using Ilford-based double weight paper.

The prints are double fixed and selenium toned for longevity.  They are then washed in a vertical print washer to completely eliminate any residue.  Prints are carefully allowed to dry for two days.  Next, each print is mounted on museum quality archival mat boards with acid-free mounting tissue.  Although each print takes a considerable amount of time and meticulous effort, this archival printing and mounting process is the only way to ensure print permanence and collectability. Give it proper care and your print will last hundreds of years without fading.

My signature and the print number are visible on the mat, below the print.

The Print of the Month offers a 50% savings off the normal investment.

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