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Desert Allure

The Eureka Dunes lie in the remote Eureka Valley, an enclosed basin at an elevation of 3,000 feet in northwest Death Valley. While the dunes cover an area only 3 miles long by 1 mile wide, rising to a height of 700 feet, they are the tallest sand dunes in California and possibly the tallest in North America. As tall as the dunes are, they are dwarfed by the impressive limestone wall of the Last Chance Mountains which rises another 4,000 feet above the valley floor.

A friend and I drove through the night from Stovepipe Wells to get to Eureka Valley for sunrise about a month after flash floods had devastated major sections of the Park in 2015. The drive took us five painstaking hours as we navigated through washed-out roads in total darkness – it is still one of the more harrowing drives I’ve ever done. We arrived at the Dune as the sun was coming up behind the mountain range . . . there were no glorious sun flares, no sunbursts, no golden orange halos along the tops of the mountains . . . just a dull pre-dawn light that left everything looking flat. After such an exhausting drive, I couldn’t have been more disappointed and frustrated.  As my friend and I considered our options over a cup of coffee, the light of the morning sun began to rise over the top of the mountains, highlighting the shadows and golden textures of the sand dunes. Needless to say, the allure of the changing abstract textures and shadows kept us motivated for the next several hours. And to add even more irony to the story, this photo is one of my two photos selected for the year-long exhibition celebrating the 100 Year Anniversary of the National Park Service in 2016.

Location: Eureka Sand Dunes; Death Valley National Park.

FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINTS

Founded in 1584, Hahnemühle has been a world leader in producing traditional artist papers and unique high-end fine art inkjet papers. The combination of pure artist papers, special surface textures, and premium inkjet coatings guarantee extraordinary print results with bright colors, deep blacks, excellent contrast, outstanding detail reproduction, and striking pictorial depth. With resistance to aging greater than 100 years, the inkjet media in Hahnemühle’s Digital Fine Art Collection are perfect for fine art applications such as fine art prints, special editions, long-term exhibitions, and art collections.

I use the following two Hahnemühle papers for my Fine Art Photographic Prints:

Hahnemühle Fine Art Baryta – a bright white, cellulose-based fine art inkjet paper specially tailored for fine art use. The exquisite felt structure of the paper creates an elegantly soft feel and tactile surface texture to produce prints with stunning three-dimensional quality and depth. The high-gloss premium inkjet coating guarantees outstanding print results with a perfect reproduction of color and detail, deep blacks, and striking contrasts. The acid- and lignin-free Fine Art inkjet paper meets the most exacting requirements for age resistance. Fine Art Baryta is a versatile classic for Fine Art applications and sets standards in the printing of both black and white and color photographs.

Hahnemühle Photo Rag® Metallic – a silvery-shimmering fine art paper with a specially formulated inkjet coating for fine art use. The natural white cotton paper contains no optical brighteners and has the characteristic Photo Rag® surface structure, sumptuous feel, and a special silvery-shimmering surface finish. This premium and unique metallic paper guarantees impressive printing results with bold colors, deep blacks, and the perfect reproduction of color and detail. The sophisticated silver metallic effect underscores the image and makes motifs with metallic elements, reflections, ice and glass, architecture and landscape shots, as well as black and white photographs with high-contrast tones shine. Photo Rag® Metallic is acid and lignin-free and meets the most exacting requirements in terms of age resistance.

You can order your print either Unframed or Framed. Framed prints are decorated in an elegant flat 2″ Black Satin frame with a 1 1/4″ white mat.

Fine Art Prints usually take 2-3 weeks for printing and delivery.