Sunday, October 28, 2012

New Offerings


We never offer an image without first printing.  Test printing serves a dual purpose; we make certain the media is appropriate and more importantly we need to like it.  We ask ourselves is this an image we'd pay money for and want to display.  If the answer is yes then we offer it.  The past couple years we've offered the majority of our images on canvas however we're about to break with that tradition.

We've completed testing a couple images from our Wyoming trip and want to share the results.


"Fairy Wings".  Is offered in 2-sizes, 11x14 or 16x20 and will be printed on Breathing Color Vibrance Metallic paper.  The cost of the image is $65.00 for 11x14 and $75.00 for the 16x20.  This will be tube rolled and shipped for an additional cost of $10.00.  Overseas shipping is available at an additional cost, please check with us for pricing.


"Wings"  Is offered in 2-sizes, 11x14 or 16x20 and will be printed on Breathing Color Vibrance Metallic paper.  The cost of the image is $65.00 for 11x14 and $75.00 for the 16x20.  This will be tube rolled and shipped for an additional cost of $10.00.  Overseas shipping is available at an additional cost, please check with us for pricing.

There are likely to be more images offered in the weeks to come so stay tuned.  The web gallery will also be updated shortly to include the above images.

 
Don

 

Friday, October 26, 2012

Breathing Color Vibrance Metallic

We've been offering canvas as our primary media for many years and while we don't intend to stop the practice we have found a new media.  Canvas (Breathing Color Lyve) has been our canvas of choice while we've offered Breathing Color Vibrance Rag for those wanting paper media.  Breathing Color introduced "Vibrance Metallic" a couple months ago and it has been on our "to do" list, however it's been on intergalactic backorder until now.

 
Sandy and I just completed 8-weeks shooting in the Jackson Hole, Glacier Park and Yellowstone areas and are now back in the studio processing and test printing images.  I noticed shortly before leaving Jackson that Breathing Color had a full selection of metallic in stock and quickly ordered a test roll.
 
 
Breathing Color states that Vibrance Metallic offers "Comparable to the look, feel, and quality of the Kodak metallic process." Strong words if you ask me.
 
 
I've done 4-test prints since getting the test roll and am blown away with the quality of the prints.  So much so I've just placed and order for a regular roll.
 
 
In every test print we've seen rich, vibrant colors with a feel that the images is about to jump off the paper.  It's hard to adequately describe just how beautiful the prints are; both color and black & white.  While all the images have a certain "wet-look" (this is subjective) the black & white offers the look as from a wet-darkroom versus a digital-darkroom.  The colors are just stunning and pop off the page.  I've printed the majority of the images at 16x20 which is the size we feel we'll offer for sale.  The exception was the waterfalls which was printed at 11x14. 


All images were printed on an Epson 9900 following the suggested setting by Breathing Color and using their ICC which can be downloaded from their site. 

To say that we're pleased with Vibrance Metallic is a slight understatement. 


Stay tuned for more news.


Don
 


Saturday, October 13, 2012

Jackson Hole WY & Yellowstone National Park

Moving into Kelly WY (October 4, 2012)
Phase One DF/IQ160 Mamiya 300mm f/8 1/200 ISO 50
"Wings" (October 4, 2012)
Phase One DF/IQ160 55mm LS f/11 1/160 ISO 50
 
It was difficult deciding on the title for this blog; we've been in the Jackson Hole area for several weeks visiting both the valley and Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks.  The images in this blog entry include those from both Parks as well as a ride along the eastern portion of Idaho going north into Montana and West Yellowstone.
 
Along Firehole Canyon Drive (October 9, 2012)
Canon 1DsIII EF24-70 (70mm) f/11 1/100 ISO 100

Firehole River (October 9, 2012)
Canon 1DsIII EF24-70 (70mm) f/11 1/100 ISO 100
 
Firehole River (October 9, 2012)
Phase One DF/IQ160 55mm LS f/8 10 seconds ISO 50
 
We've been keeping busy shooting in the "Hole" and visiting Yellowstone going along the 2-mile Firehole Canyon Drive, Lower Geyser and Biscuit Basins.  We've also hung out in and around the Mormon Row and Kelly areas tracking a herd of close to 300 buffalo.
 
Tree Bark (October 9, 2012)
Canon 1DsIII EF24-70 (64mm) f/8 1/100 ISO 100
 
We decided to call this blog "Jackson Hole WY & Yellowstone National Park".   
 
Buffalo (October 12, 2012)
Along Mormon Row
Canon 1DsIII EF300mm f/11 1/200 ISO 100

Bear (October 12, 2012)
Along Moose Wilson Road
Canon 1DsIII EF300mm f/11 1/200 ISO 100
 
Gold (October 9, 2012)
Grand Teton National Park
Phase One DF/IQ160 55mm LS f/2.8 1/200 ISO 50
 
The images captured by Sandy are all from her Canon 1DsIII using a variety of lenses; and Don has been using his Phase One DF/IQ160 combo with different lenses.  We've attempted to show the general location of the image and camera information.
 
Route 33, Clawson ID (October 12, 2012)
Canon 1DsIII EF17-40 (40mm) f/4 1/125 ISO 100
 
Tonight (Oct.13) we're attending a benefit BBQ hosted by Jackson Elks Lodge No. 1713.  All proceeds raised will be donated to the local Fire Department/EMS who lost Engine 18 in the recent Horsethief Canyon wildfire.  Having experienced first hand that and two other wildfires at the same time during our time here, we understand the importance of safety and fire fighting equipment.  If you're in the area we encourage you to attend the BBQ, which is open to the public.
 
Lower Geyser Basin (October 9, 2012)
Canon 1DsIII EF24-70 (51mm) f/13 1/200 ISO 50
They call the white base "bobbysox" after the trunks are saturated with silica
 
Along Biscuit Basin (October 12, 2012)
Phase One DF/IQ160 Mamiya 120mm f/11 1/100 ISO 50
 
Hoof prints (October 12, 2012)
Biscuit Basin, Yellowstone
Phase One DF/IQ160 f/11 1/100 ISO 50
 
Yellow Brick Road (October 12, 2012)
Biscuit Basin, Yellowstone
Canon 1DsIII EF24-70 70mm f/11 1/200 ISO 100
 
Along Biscuit Basin (October 12, 2012)
Canon 1DsIII EF24-70 (68mm) f/11 1/400 ISO 100

Along Biscuit Basin (October 12, 2012)
Phase One DF/IQ160 Mamiya 120mm f/4.5 1/160 ISO 50
 
The skies are clearing, clouds are moving in with early temperatures falling.  The colors in the trees are all but gone and there's a general feeling of more change to come.  It seems that Indian Summer is close by with winter at its heals.  Yellowstone will be closing the south entrance November 4th "depending on weather".  All in all this is a great time to be in the Jackson Hole area.
 
Wall Pool Biscuit Basin (October 12, 2012)
Canon 1DsIII EF24-70 (27mm) f/11 1/400 ISO 100
 
Avoca Spring (October 12, 2012)
Biscuit Basin, Yellowstone
Phase One DF/IQ160 Mamiya 120mm f/8 1/100 ISO 50

Jewel Spring (October 12, 2012)
Biscuit Basin, Yellowstone
Canon 1DSIII EF24-70 (59mm) f/11 1/400 ISO 100
 
As always, we wish to thank everyone for allowing us to share this beautiful area.  Please remember that your comments, thoughts, and questions are always welcome.
  
Sandy & Don
 
The video clip was shot along Firehole River October 9, 2012 - enjoy!
 
video