Moonlight Sonata | Rialto Beach, Washington
a note from the artist
I named the piece "Moonlight Sonata" after Beethoven's composition. He has a piece in it titled Composing by Moonlight. Truthfully though, my favorite pieces from this collection are Beethoven's Despair (which should be paired with Fur Elise), and Beethoven's three part Decent into Madness. These four pieces have always made me think of the stars.
I spent most of the night looking for compositions and waiting for the moon to set so that I could capture the first star trails of the year on Jan 1st, 2015. When it came time, at 4AM, I could hardly be pulled away from the fire. I kinda knew that the moon might set between these sea stacks but wasn't sure that I'd be able to get the angle because of the tide. When I saw the moon glow orange on the horizon life became a mad, wet, dash to line up my lens for the shot.
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 at 20”x30” and as long as 80” with custom sizes. Below are examples of a 24”x36” edition in a variety of 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.