Falling Stars at Toroweap (2019)

Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Toroweap is a magical place. Upon laying eyes on it for the first time, my brain went wild with ideas. The first that came to mind was a shorter star trail sequence as seen here, featuring the Colorado River cutting through the huge walls of the Grand Canyon. For this piece, I combined 110 layers of star movement (actually, Earth movement) and reduced the opacity of each layer sequentially to give it a meteoric or falling star feel. I also had to go in and eliminate all of the airplanes and satellites from the image, which took hours. I hope you enjoy the view offered by this nightscape artwork featuring the Colorado River under the stars!

Photo © copyright by Matt Payne.

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Fine Art Paper Print

Falling Stars at Toroweap (2019) print

Your artwork is printed on beautiful Epson Cold Press Bright White Fine Art Paper. This is by far my favorite paper print to use for fine art printing. It has a really nice rag texture and presents details in a stunning way. By default, I mount each print on 2mm styrene, which makes them ready to matte and frame. Please note that once you receive the print, you will need to be extremely careful with your method of handling the artwork so it is not damaged. Check out this video on this particular medium and why I think it looks so good!

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ChromaLuxe Fine Art Metal Print

Falling Stars at Toroweap (2019) print

ChromaLuxe Metal Prints are a fantastic budget-conscious option that preserves high details and color-rendition without sacrificing on quality. Each print's edges are finished to provide a smooth presentation and all four edges are rounded to prevent snags and cuts. 

My ChromaLuxe metal prints are finished with a float mount system on the reverse with a z-bar for effortless and secure hanging on delivery. No exterior framing is required. 

ChromaLuxe’s archival qualities, image brilliance, and durability make it an excellent all-around choice.

* Free shipping for all U.S. orders!Please contact me for international shipping fees. Please allow 2-3 weeks for production and delivery.

The process of printing on this medium can rarely result in defects in the print medium that are barely noticeable. This is not something that can be controlled in the lab.

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TrueLife Acrylic Fine Art Masterpiece

Falling Stars at Toroweap (2019) print

Your fine art is printed on FujiFlex Crystal Archive - a polyester-based silver halide material which creates stunning museum-quality color prints. This medium shows the full depth and color range as I experienced and looks absolutely stunning. 

Once printed, the FujiFlex is placed behind TruLife acrylic and on top of another acrylic archival substrate. A special adhesive called Diasec is used to bond the fine art print to the acrylic. Unlike other methods of adhesion used by other photographers, Diasec is engineered to never separate, bubble, peel, or fail, so you can know your artwork will last several lifetimes. Also unlike other acrylic prints from other photographers, this mounting method prevents bowing of the print which is caused by expansion and contraction of the acrylic. 

Your fine art is Face Mounted on lens-grade optically clear 1/8″ TruLife Anti-Reflective acrylic. This revolutionary product delivers the highest-resolution viewing experience of photographic artwork available today. TruLife acrylic is also scratch resistant, helping preserve the life of the print.

Ambient and directed light that shines through the face of these prints is accentuated by the acrylic glass, creating a 3-D or back-lit feel that will absolutely astonish you. 

The Acrylic Face Mount comes ready to hang with a z-bar hanging system. An acrylic face mount piece of art will look great against most any wall type. 

* Free shipping for all U.S. orders! Please contact me for international shipping fees. Due to the meticulous production process and availability of the high quality materials used in this acrylic artwork, please allow 6-8 weeks for production and delivery.

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Illuminarts 2019 Smiley Gallery - Metal Print

Falling Stars at Toroweap (2019) print

All of my prints showcased at the Illuminarts 2019 Smiley Gallery show are printed on dye sublimated metal. 

Metal Prints are produced using Dye Sublimation technology to infuse inks into specialized aluminum plates that have been finished with a fine multiple layer polymer. ChromaLuxe’s archival qualities, image brilliance, and durability make it an excellent all-around choice.

Please note - these prints are only for the Gallery showing at Illuminarts in Durango beginning September 2019!

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