Salt Plates and Octopi (2022)

Death Valley National Park

One of the more memorable evenings on my maiden journey to Death Valley National Park involved exploration deep into Badwater Basin, which is around -300 feet below sea level. We found ourselves marveling at a section of landscape about the size of a football field that was filled with a mixture of salt and dirt - one through which a fascinating story of geology can be told. Death Valley sits atop a large fault in the earth's plate, which has tilted over time to create tall mountains at one end and flat areas at the other. These mountains are filled with salt, which is carried down to the flats via rain water, where it collects and sits atop dirt, rock, and sand on the flat desert floor. This water is heavily saturated with salt and when the sun bakes it day in and day out - the water begins to evaporate, leaving behind the salt, rock, and sand. As the water evaporates, this mixture expands, and having nowhere to go, it begins to push in on itself, creating these plates the size of small tables which jut up from the earth. Making sense of this scene was extraordinarily difficult, but damn, it was a ton of fun to try.

Photo © copyright by Matt Payne.

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TruLife Acrylic Fine Art Masterpiece

TruLife Acrylic Fine Art Masterpiece

Your fine photography art is printed on FujiFlex Crystal Archive - a polyester-based silver halide material which creates stunning gallery-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 99% UV resistant and 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 - while TruLife is anti-reflective, it is almost impossible to eliminate all glare.

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ChromaLuxe Fine Art Metal Print

Salt Plates and Octopi (2022) print

ChromaLuxe Metal Prints are a fantastic budget-conscious fine art print 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.

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

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Fine Art Paper Print

Salt Plates and Octopi (2022) print

Your fine art photography artwork is printed on beautiful Sunset Select Hot Press 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. Prints are shipped rolled in a tube and should be taken directly to your framer to prevent unintentional damage.

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