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Dramatic sunset at Tunnel View, Yosemite National Park, by Michael Rung

Arrival at Tunnel View

Yosemite National Park (2020) - Having driven with clear blue skies for several hours as I made my way to Yosemite National Park from San Francisco, I was not particularly concerned with the timing of my arrival. I was not even certain I'd bother trying to shoot anything at sunset. But for the last hour or so of the trip I was teased by the hint of clouds in the distance... 

 

I ended up skipping my check-in at the Valley Lodge for the time being and headed on to the iconic Tunnel View overlook, not knowing what to expect. Upon coming out of the trees around the final curve, this stunning scene unfolded before me. The only thing that could have made it better is if I had arrived from the other direction, via the tunnel itself! Knowing I had only minutes to spare, I frantically parked, unburied my camera bag and tripod from the trunk of my rental, and rushed to find compositions away from the group of photographers along the overlook's wall.
 

  • My Artist Series fine art photography artwork is printed on Palo Duro Etching 315 from Red River Paper, using a Canon Pro 2100 large format printer. Each print is mastered and produced by me in my home studio and includes a signed and numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

    Photography prints made with Palo Duro Etching 315 are the perfect choice for anyone looking to showcase stunning nature photography. This high-quality art paper is made from 100% cotton rag and has a classic texture that adds depth and interest to your prints without detracting from the details. It is OBA-free and archival, making it ideal for museum-quality and exceptional longevity.

    One of the benefits of this paper from Red River is its warmer white tone, which gives my prints an elegant, natural look. This is particularly beneficial for nature photography, as it enhances the beauty of landscapes, nature scenes, and other images with a natural color palette. Unlike other matte papers, it also produces amazingly deep blacks, thanks to a barrier coat that locks ink into the inkjet coating and prevents it from sinking into the base paper.

    Palo Duro Etching 315 is a true conservation grade media, with no optical brighteners, and is acid- and lignin-free. It is perfect for producing my fine art nature prints, whether for display in your home or at work. This paper is also ideal for fine art print collectors who appreciate the texture and feel of watercolor or cold press fine art paper.

    The professional printer I use, a Canon imagePROGRAF Pro-2100, uses archival pigment inks, providing vibrant, accurate colors. The use of pigment inks furthers the longevity of my Artist Series prints when properly displayed and cared for.

    With their elegant look, feel, and performance, my fine art prints are sure to impress and delight for generations to come.

    ARTIST SERIES PAPER SIZES

    My photos are mastered to take advantage of the most appropriate crop, or aspect, ratio for each composition. The majority of my photos use a 2:3 aspect, but I also have images in aspects of 4:5, 1:1, 1:2, and 2:5.

    For 1:1, 2:3, and 4:5 aspects, smaller prints are produced on 11" x 14" and 16" x 20" sheets of fine art paper. The border around the printed image will vary depending on the aspect of the selected photo.

    I prefer to use these standard print sizes for my smaller prints to allow for more off-the-shelf framing opti