Reward Update, Darkroom Print - Four of Five
Behind curtain #4 we find “Shoals - Rocks and Water 27”, a popular print found in the permanent collection of the North Carolina Museum of Art and at the Pucker Gallery in Boston. It’s another of my favorites that I’ve chosen especially to share with you kind supporters.
Though this print strikes most people that view it as dreamy and contemplative, I must confess that shortly after taking this picture, I had to scramble as the freezing water rose around my ankles and the sharp swell started to breech the rocks, threatening to swamp my boat while I quickly stowed gear and clambered aboard. The rising tide completely covers these rocks on Appledore Island and leaves nothing but this steep, unclimbable cliff-face, and the swell that races through this narrow channel between Appledore and Smuttynose islands can be fearsome.
Photographing on these Isles in winter affords moments of both calm contemplation, and crazy spikes of adrenaline (a little like running a Kickstarter campaign) but I have to admit that, no matter how hard or cold or wet things get out there, my “day at the office” is pretty unbeatable.
This image, Shoals - Rocks and Water 27”, will be personally hand-printed in my traditional darkroom on gelatin silver paper, signed, dated and numbered. A gallery print.
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