“Mount Tom” is an iconic mountain in California’s Easter Sierra in the John Muir Wilderness near the town of Bishop. The snow fall in the mountains this particular year had been on the low end, allowing more of the rock face and trees lining the mountain slopes to be visible. The rising sun was just painting the very peak of the mountain in warm tones under salmon colored clouds when I captured this image. Mount Tom is named after Thomas Clark who is credited with being the first to climb to the top in the mid-1800’s. The mountain rises nearly 10,000 feet up from the valley floor at its base and is the 12th highest peak in California (85th in North America). The spot from which I created this image is a bit over 7,000 feet in altitude and the temperature was minus 7 degrees. I don’t normally seek out photography in particularly cold conditions, and this was one of, if not the, coldest morning I’ve experienced.
This image was created on February 22, 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.