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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Acrylic Fine Art Print - Ready To Hang

Falling Stars at Toroweap (2019) print

This is the most incredible finished product that I offer. 

Your fine art is carefully placed behind an acrylic glazing and another archival substrate. This is the premier presentation system for bringing detail, color and tonal range to life in a way that traditional photo framing cannot. For this presentation style, world-class polyester photographic material is used for amazing color and longevity.

These works of art are 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 abrasion-resistant, helping preserve the life of the print. With lifelike colors, incredible depth and clarity, TruLife is the best way to show high quality art. The edges are hand polished for a crystal clear look. The Acrylic Face Mount comes ready to hang with a metal french cleat style 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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Fuji Crystal Archive Contemporary Fine Art Print - Ready To Hang

Falling Stars at Toroweap (2019) print

Your artwork is printed on beautiful Fuji Crystal Archive emulsion and sealed between solid aluminum and an amazing high-gloss UV protective laminate.

Not to be confused with Dye Sublimation Metal Prints that print directly to aluminum, this is a real chromagenic latent print placed behind a carefully sourced ultra-glossy UV laminate and mounted on thicker, stiffer aluminum sheets. The level of detail in this print is superior to dye sublimation metal. This print offers the look of aluminum combined with all the amazing visual snap of acrylic prints – sharpness, contrast, details, etc – but it’s lighter and less expensive. The print arrives mounted on a float system and includes hanging hardware.

* Free shipping for all U.S. orders! Please contact me for international shipping fees. Please allow 2-4 weeks for production and delivery.

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ChromaLuxe Fine Art Metal Print - Ready To Hang

Falling Stars at Toroweap (2019) print

ChromaLuxe 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. 

Two metal surfaces are available - a glossy surface with more pop and saturation (albeit with more glare and reflective properties), and a mid-gloss satin surface with similar color intensity and detail as the glossy option, with reduced glare. By default I print on glossy unless you indicate otherwise by contacting me. 

My ChromaLuxe metal prints are finished with a float mount system on the reverse and either a z-bar or wire for effortless hanging on delivery. By default we use the z-bar unless otherwise indicated via e-mail. No exterior framing is required.

* 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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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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