The Secret Cave of 1,000 Steps Beach (2015)

South Laguna Beach, California

My brother Justin lives in Laguna Beach, California, so I decided to pay him a visit and create some landscape fine art. He showed me this amazing and somewhat secret cave mostly known by locals just south of 1,000 steps beach in South Laguna Beach. It was quite a memorable experience just getting to the cave. I was carrying all of my camera gear in my F-Stop Loka Backpack and was wearing Chaco sandals. We got to the end of the trail on the shore where it turned into really steep and wet rocks with about a 5-foot drop off into the ocean. I slipped on the rocks trying to get down into the waist-deep ocean and fell face first into the water and rocks, totally submerging myself and my backpack full of camera gear. I scratched up my leg, foot, and both hands, but surfaced just fine. I was absolutely blown away when I opened my pack to find that all of my gear was totally dry. Thank you F-Stop Bags! As you can see, the cave was absolutely worth the tumble. Hopefully you can make out my brother Justin modeling for me in the distance on the slanted rock on the shore. In this sunset seascape, the waves crashed in and created such a powerful scene that evokes warmth, calm and serenity - it was breathtaking. Also, my obsession with sunstars continues! 

Photo © copyright by Matt Payne.
Photo © copyright by Matt Payne.

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Fine Art Paper Print

The Secret Cave of 1,000 Steps Beach (2015) 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

The Secret Cave of 1,000 Steps Beach (2015) 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.

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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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TrueLife Acrylic Fine Art Masterpiece

The Secret Cave of 1,000 Steps Beach (2015) 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. 

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