Appreciation Level: OOOOO
Artist Proof: 50 / Limited Edition: 500
Available Sizes: 10x24, 15x40, 25x66, 31x83, 45x120
Artist’s Choice: Della Terra, Charcoal with Black Linen
Painted by Nature
Denali National Park & Preserve
The first time I saw “Valley of the Yosemite”, a painting by renowned American painter Albert Bierstadt, my reaction wasn’t so kind. Not because the scene itself wasn’t beautiful, but because it felt, using today’s vernacular, over processed. Probably because I hadn’t witnessed such moments first hand yet as I was only eleven years old the first time I saw it.
Years, even decades, later I have now witnessed many such moments. It makes me think that perhaps time is truly our educator. (Oh man!, that means I have to admit my mom & dad were right about some stuff.)
This stunning mountain scene is one such moment, where everything looks like someone made it up and put it on a canvas. We must remember though that even painters work from things they’ve seen. In this case we work with what we’re shown.
See Ya On the Trail!
Camera: Arca Swiss RL3d Large Format
Exposure: 4 Seconds
Film: Phase One IQ180 ISO35