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Gold eastern cottonwood leaf sitting in grass, fall in Fort Worth Texas, Eagle Mountain Park, by Michael Rung

Drop of Gold

Fort Worth, Texas (2022) - I noticed this small vignette just off the trail as I was exploring the (seemingly endless) opportunities around me. After playing around with wider compositions that were centered on the brilliantly colored canopy, I doubled back and worked to find a way to frame this drop of gold with a backdrop of its amazing surroundings.

 

The grass was mostly in shade, but the leaf, standing upright as I found it, had just enough backlight to cast shadows of the blades behind it on its far side. The combination of color, texture, and light and shadow all came together wonderfully.

  • 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 options without forcing you to have a custom frame produced, which can often cost more than the print itself. If you would prefer to have the paper trimmed to match the actual image aspect ratio, please contact me to receive a special order quote.

    11" x 14" Printed Image Sizing
     

    • 2:3 - Approximately 8.3" x 12.4" for the printed image
    • 4:5 - Approximately 9.4" x 11.8" for the printed image
    • 1:1 - Approximately 9.4" square for the printed image


    16" x 20" Printed Image Sizing
     

    • 2:3 - Approximately 12.3" x 18.4" for the printed image
    • 4:5 - Approximately 14.4" x 18.1" for the printed ima