First Light | Washington Coast
a note from the artist
After a full 36 hours awake through New Years night at Rialto Beach I was ready for sunrise light. Ansel Adams said, "You don't take a great photograph, you make one." I like to take it one step further, "You don't make a great photograph, you create one." Standing a top a gigantic fallen, 10’ off the ground and safe from the high tide, I waited for more than than an hour between captures for the sun’s rays to eclipse the wooded foot hills behind me and kiss this lonely tree. I was freezing and constantly looking back at my camp fire smoldering 50 yards away but a well laid plan is worth the wait.
This monolith or seastack, along with the tree, fell in the heavy winter storms of early 2016.
Edition of 50
About the prints: I print on a premium substrate that is unparalleled in depth and luminosity. The material refracts light in such a way that light travels laterally through the paper as well as reflects to the audience creating a brilliant effect that many mistake to be rear illumination. Each print is then face mounted to acrylic and sandwiched to a protective backing. The artwork is then framed or a recessed mount is added to the back to float on the wall. I offer Tabacchino and other handmade framing options. Available starting 20”x40” 30”60” 36”x72” 40”x80” 48”x96” and custom sizes. Below are examples in 4” frames with and without liners. More arrangements are available. Liners are available in Black, White, Beige. See FRAMES in the menu above for more frames and liner options.