Iím pleased to offer another image in my ongoing series of Special Collectors Edition prints. This time I decided to select an intimate detail image that I made in the fall of 1977 in Yosemite Valley. I included the image Fern and Log as Plate 34 in my first monograph Quiet Light.
This image was made on a chilly, misty autumn day in the Valley during a photography trip with my long-time friend and frequent workshop co-instructor Ray McSavaney. The gentle rain had moistened and darkened the log behind the fern. In addition, the moisture added a subtle glistening effect to the surface of the fern itself. I was attracted to the rhythmic arc of the light fern in contrast to the subtle dark wood patterns of the log. Working with my 4x5 camera and my 210mm lens (the only lens I owned for my 4x5 camera from 1973 until 1980), I utilized a Wratten #11 green filter to enhance the separation of the fern and the log. The exposure was 5 seconds at f/45 on Kodak Tri-X Professional film. I developed the negative in Kodak HC-110 developer, and gave Normal +1 development to the film to further accentuate the contrast in the image, illuminated by soft, delicate, quiet light.
This silver gelatin, selenium toned print is approximately 10-1/8 x 12-1/2"; personally printed by me (as are all my prints), processed to current archival standards, signed, mounted, and matted to 16x20" on 100 percent rag museum board. This is a limited time special print offer and will be shipped no later than November 15. All prints are carefully prepared and packaged in specially designed protective shipping boxes, and shipped fully insured via UPS Ground.
Normally there is a long waiting period for John's original prints. This is a rare opportunity to obtain a print with a short waiting period.
Prints will be shipped within four weeks from the date of order.