Print of the Month June 2011

308 Mouse Creek

308- Mouse Creek Falls

Smoky Mountain National Park

Whether it’s the name or the way the waterfall stair-steps downstream, Mouse Creek Falls takes me back to the days of playing the board game Mouse Trap. Just like the waterfall, I remember watching the marble work its way down the step- like structure .

Mouse Creek Falls can be found along the Big Creek Trail in The Great Smoky Mountain National Park. The Big Creek Trail is an hike for any level. Not only will you find a few waterfalls, but an abundance of brightly colored wildflowers in the spring.

Although you will not always see Mouse Creek Falls because of the overgrowth of vegetation, you will hear it as it makes its descent of 30 feet. You will find boulders along the falls that offer nice resting spots to sit and enjoy the view.   Or, maybe you’d like to toss a marble.



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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