Print of the Month November 2011

401 Aspen Trunks and Flowers

401 -Aspen Trunks and Flowers

401- Autumn is considered to be one of the most popular times for nature photography. The beautiful landscapes decorated in vibrate colors can draw a crowd of observers. Whether you’re out for a Sunday drive or on a mission to challenge oneself photographically, enjoy what nature has to offer.
It’s easy to be drawn into an entire scene by the array of colors. Another way to view a scene or single tree is to look for patterns. The leaves and branches can offer interesting patterns from the contrasting shapes, highlights and shadows. While viewing a colorful scene but seeing it in black and white, remember that each color will provide a different shade in your final image. Most often we look for back-lit leaves, try exposing some images under soft natural light that can present a peaceful affect in your final image.
This print of the month was photographed in Colorado. Although the image itself does not indicate a specific area, the Aspen trees will suggest it was photographed in the West. Whether you are traveling a country road or walking in an urban neighborhood you can find a tree or a group of trees to study. Try seeing more than just a tree.

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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