Begins with a digital image. All preliminary adjustments are made to the raw file
in Adobe Lightroom with the final adjustments done in Photoshop. There are no
digital elements added to any image. Distracting elements such as power lines
or too many traces of man are removed. Each image is as close to what nature provided
as possible. Details, shadows and highlights are enhanced to give each image a
sense of depth. Images may take as many as 120 hours to finish.
All prints are made using a Canon iPF large format printer on Hahnemulhe papers.
This paper is made in Germany by a company that has been making paper since 1584.
It is a heavy paper, 308 gsm., and has a smooth matte finish. This finish is what
contributes to the painterly effect of my images. It has the ability to hold deep
vibrant colors as well as dark tones and fine details.
The paper has a life of 300 years and the Canon pigment inks are rated by the
Wilhelm Research Institute to have a life expectancy of more than 100 years. What this
means is that with proper display and handling you can expect to enjoy this art for
Matted and framed images are done to a strict museum quality using only archival
acid free mat and backing.
Properly displaying your images is key to maximizing the life of your print. Do not
expose to direct sunlight or lighting that emits UV light as this will accelerate
fading.It is also best not to expose them to very high levels of humidity, such as
hanging above an aquarium.