Making the Photographs
We have used several different cameras to take the photographs on this site. In our earlier years, we used film cameras, including two Canon 35mm cameras, a “medium format” camera, and a large format “view” camera. Slide film, because of its superior scanning ability, was our film of choice (usually Fuji Velvia). We scanned the transparencies, using either an Epson 2450 or a Nikon dedicated film scanner. But, as of 2006, we have joined the digital revolution. Close comparison of the images produced by our scanned transparencies and by the new generation of digital SLR cameras revealed little difference in final print quality. And the digital camera has the advantages of flexibility and of keeping the image in a purely digital workflow. We have used a variety of Canon digital SLR cameras, from the 20D to our current pair, the 5D3 and the 7D. We also occasionally use smaller fixed-lens digital cameras, the current one being a Canon G10. Whether originally recorded on film or a digital sensor, the images have been edited in Photoshop. Because we want our photographs to capture the world around us “as it is”, we avoid manipulating our images in any significant way. Rather, we use Photoshop to create in our digital image what we originally saw in front of the camera, as best as we remember it
Making the Prints
We print our photographs on a state-of-the-art Epson 4900 printer, using Epson’s Premium Luster Photo Paper. This paper has a very pleasing finish that is midway between the shiny surface of a glossy paper and the flat surface of a matte paper. The Wilhelm Institute (the industry leader) predicts that images produced on this paper with the Ultrachrome K3 inks of the Epson 4800 and framed under glass will last for over 70 years.
All of the photos found in our Image Gallery can be purchased as prints. Simply note the number and name of the photo that you want to order. Also note whether the name of the print is followed by an “L”: only photos with this designation can be printed to largest size. Then decide what size print you like. (Remember that you are choosing print size and not the frame size—which will be considerably larger.) Then navigate to the “Order Print” page, which provides instructions on how to order a print. Please note that the exact dimensions of the photograph may vary a bit, since different cameras produce images of different dimensions and because we have sometimes adjusted dimensions (cropped) images for artistic effect. We do not normally mount or frame our photographs, since we recognize that our customers will want to make their own decisions about final frame size and style.
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