Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Saguaro Forest?

I have tried on many occasions to shoot a photo that would illustrate the term "Saguaro Forest". Saguaros have a tendency to stand out when I look at them and then blend into their surroundings when I snap the shutter. On more than one occasion I have thought that I captured the essence of the "forest" only to find out later that it was not to be.
I took this shot this morning at Gates Pass looking west toward the Baboquivari Mountain Range in the background. To get the full impact of the term "forest" click on the photo to see the enlarged version. Enjoy.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Grand Canyon Photo Group

This is a grouping of photos that I took on a whirlwind trip to the Grand Canyon in April of 2010. I have sold one of these photos multiple times and the others are printed and framed for the first time. As you will see all four photos were taken at the south rim within a 6 hour period. I couldn't help but notice how many different looks the canyon has in a short period of time.


I've started doing my own mats and framing and really actually enjoy the process especially when the results are close to what I envisioned in the first place. This "Blue Canyon" was taken at 5:27 A.M. We had arrived while it was still dark and hung out to see what would happen. Overall size is approx. 14x24 and will be priced at around $65

I call this one "Rise" This is a much larger sunrise photo at right around 21x27 inches. It will be priced at $125. As these are pictures of pictures some of the detail in this photo near the bottom is not visible and the sun rays are much more pronounced in the actual photo. It was taken at 5:50 A.M

This photo has sold multiple times in this exact format. Even when placed with lots of other options this photo is a standout. This one reminds me of the Maxfield Parrish print that I used to buy at auction in New England. This is without a doubt my most popular art photograph and in this configuration sells for $125. This one was taken at 6:55 A.M.

When I first saw this photo I immediately thought what a great black and white print it would make. Smaller than most of my works and in a square format this one retails for $75 at 16x16 inches overall dimension including the frame. All dimensions given include the frames. This photo was taken mid morning. I can't wait to have another opportunity to photograph the Grand Canyon which is a project in the planning.