Reflecting on Goals (2018)

Maroon Bells - Snowmass Wilderness Area, Colorado

At the start of 2018, I told myself that this would be the year that I would complete the Centennials (the highest 100 mountains in Colorado). For no great reason, I wanted to finish my goal before I turned 40 (I'm 39). It was a somewhat lofty goal considering I had lost my job in January, started a new job in February, and was not in the best physical shape of my life. I started this goal officially in 2009 and game out of the gates in a hurry. I had a head-start, having started climbing peaks when I was 4-years-old (1982). I had completed 22 / 100 by the end of 1998 when I was in college, but took a very long hiatus after that. I only completed 5 more peaks from 1998 to 2008. That means that between 2009 and the end of 2018, I completed 73 of the highest 100 mountains. I completed all of the 14ers in 2012. That feels substantial.

I completed this goal and took the time to reflect upon that accomplishment by gazing at the stars and the Milky Way from Crater Lake below the Maroon Bells. This nightscape fine art landscape image taken within the Elk Mountains commemorates that experience. Featured in this photograph are two 14ers, Maroon Peak and North Maroon Peak. 

Photo © copyright by Matt Payne.

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Fine Art Paper Print

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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

Reflecting on Goals (2018) 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. Metal prints are very glossy and can reflect ambient light. They are ideal in locations with low natural light and good directional light from above.

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.

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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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TruLife Acrylic Fine Art Masterpiece

Reflecting on Goals (2018) 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. To fully enjoy the benefits of an acrylic print, it should be properly lit, and ideally not be in a room with a lot of windows. While TruLife is anti-reflective, it is almost impossible to eliminate all glare.

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. 

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