hile browsing this web site if you find an image that tickles your senses, sparks a memory, or otherwise wants to insinuate itself into your life, reasonably priced high quality prints are available. A fine print of any of these images will exhibit many times the detail and impact you see here, and when displayed in your home will demonstrate your appreciation of fine art and the natural world.
I am honored by requests for prints. I will print your order myself on photographic papers rated lightfast for 75 to 100 years before perceptible fading.
Whether or not you decide to own one of these photographs, I hope that your time spent browsing this site will add a few moments of peace to your day. And of course, come back often - new images will appear from time to time.
|Print Sizes and Prices
Shipping cost is $7 for prints only, $17 for matted prints. The shipping price covers one or more prints per shipment. Shipping will generally be by USPS Priority Mail.
How to Order
Send an email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include in the email the following information:
Name, address, and phone number;
I will reply to your email with my address and phone number, and a confirmation of the order amount. I will prepare and ship your order upon receipt of your check via regular mail.
About the Prints
I had my own darkroom for 30 years where I printed in black and white and color under the dim glow of a safelight or no light at all. For color my medium of choice was Cibachrome, since I used transparency (slide) film, and was concerned that the prints be long-lasting. Although I was fairly good at it, an acceptable print was the result of a long struggle, and it was never possible to quite meet the challenge of fitting the range of tones on a well-exposed transparency into the limited range of the printing medium.
I now embrace digital technology with gratitude and vigor. The mixing of chemicals in the darkroom, the making of test strips, adjusting the color filters, the waiting between tests - all that I though was part of the "art" I now realize was simply drudgery. The digital darkroom allows me to focus on the real art - seeing, capturing, and sharing a beautiful image in the form of a fine print.
My photographs have been taken on 35mm transparency film using Nikon equipment, on 2-1/4 x 2-1/4 black and white negative or color print and transparency film using a Mamiya twin lens reflex, and on 4x5 sheet film with a Sinar view camera. Digital images are photographed using a Nikon D80 or a Fuji S2 single lens reflex. Film is scanned using a Nikon Coolscan V (35mm film) or an Epson Perfection 4870 scanner. Images are edited in Photoshop CS3 for tonal and color corrections and interpretation. I print using an Epson 2400 printer with pigment inks on Epson premium papers. The resulting prints have a rated longevity of 60 to 75 years before perceptible fading. I am continually delighted with how well the print represents what I have seen through the viewfinder.
But I still startle occasionally when pulling some fresh sheets of photo paper from the box, thinking I have forgotten to turn the lights off.