I love photographing the mist and fog over the James River in autumn. You never get the same conditions twice. The thickness of the fog, whether there is blue sky overhead or clouds, the colors in the trees, the height of water in the river, and whether there is any direct sunlight in the scene or not can all play a role in the characteristics of any particular morning. In the case of “Japanese Garden”, there was bright blue sky overhead, yet the sun had not risen enough to shine any light directly into the scene quite yet. This tinted the scene with the blue light from the sky overhead. The remnants of the autumn leaves still clinging to the trees added an additional bit of color to the scene. I’m particularly fond of the deep purple colors in the tree to the right.
There is a surprise in this print for anyone who cares to look closely enough: a Great Blue Heron stands on the island in the river just to the right of center. Its back is turned to the camera and I never noticed the bird at all as I was making this image, so well did it blend into the background colors. The print is named “Japanese Garden” as the scene in front of me that morning put me in mind of the famous Japanese Tea Gardens in San Fransisco.
This image was created on November 17, 2013.
The print is made on Epson Legacy Etching fine art paper and the image size is 22×33 inches. The frame is approximately 31×42 inches in size and is 1.5-inch matte black wood. The print is matted with a double mat of 4-ply archival white cotton rag. The glazing is Acrylite acrylic, so there is no risk of glass breaking during shipment. The print is protected with Hahnemuhle Protective Spray. This fully archival product will bring enjoyment for generations.
This limited edition print comes with a numbered hologram on the back of the print. A Certificate of Authenticity with a matching numbered hologram is included. The edition is registered at http://www.myartregistry.com and is strictly limited to 18 prints.