Print of the Month October 2010

159 Tenaya Lake

Tenaya Lake – California

Tenaya Lake was named after Chief Tenaya- chief of the Southern Miwok tribe that lived in the Yosemite Valley before moving to the Fresno Reservation in the 1800’s.

It is the largest and most beautiful lake in the Yosemite Region. The lake extends a mile long and offers a two and one-half mile loop, should you choose to walk around it. The surface of the lake lies at an elevation of 8,150 feet, yet offers no elevation for visitors interested in an effortless hike.

From the wide sandy beach you can watch climbers scale the bare walls of the surrounding granite domes, relax while viewing the pristine lake or enjoy a feast on a nearby picnic table. Possibly, you would like to follow one of the trails that will lead you to numerous gardens adorned in colorful wildflowers. Keep your ears open for the several small brooks that treat you along the way. It also makes for a good example of what a glacier can leave behind as it travels through an area.  Tenaya Lake offers something for everyone, which makes it a worth-while stop for groups with varied interests.

I chose this location to capture the grandeur and beauty you’ll find at Tenaya Lake.

The dark boulder in the foreground creates depth and helps to direct your eye across the lake to the granite domes and interesting sky in the distance. I hope when you view this image you feel the same peacefulness I experienced while exposing it.

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 the 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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