THE ASPENS, DUSK NEGATIVE IS BEING RETIRED FROM SILVER GELATIN PRINTING
WHEN JOHN COMPLETES THE PRINTS TO FULFILL CURRENT ORDERS
NO SILVER GELATIN PRINTS WILL BE MADE FROM THIS IMAGE IN ANY SIZE
This image, Aspens, Dusk, Conway Summit, has always had a special place in my heart. It was made in the fall of 1978. Not too long before making this image I made my first long exposure after sunset, but photographing until it was completely dark was not yet part of my normal photographic routine. On this particular evening, while photographing the aspen grove, I noticed how the luminosity of the white aspen trunks seemed to intensify as the ambient light level diminished. During the making of this photograph I made a conscious decision to continue to photograph as long as there was enough light to make a technically successful exposure. This is a working procedure that I still employ today.
Up to this point, I have not offered any images in 16x20" print size as a Special Collector's Edition print. So this is a rare opportunity to purchase one of my best-known images, Aspens, Dusk, Conway Summit, in this larger size. This 16x20" print is being offered for a limited time at the very special price of $1,500. After December 31, 2014 the price will increase to $3,000.
When John completes the prints he needs to make at this time, he has decided to "retire" this negative for traditional silver printing, and will never again print this image as a silver gelatin print.
This silver gelatin, selenium toned, print is approximately 19x15-1/4", personally printed by me (as are all my prints), processed to current archival standards, signed, mounted, and matted to 22x28" on 100 percent rag museum board.
Prints will begin shipping on December 1, 2014. If you would like to receive your print in time for the Holidays, please be sure to let us know at the time of the order. We will make every effort to ship prints out in time for Holiday gift giving to those who need them. All of the prints ordered will be shipped no later than February 28, 2015.
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.