Hemlock

Hemlock

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Hemlock

Animal: Alaskan Moose
Location: Alaska, United States of America

 

Backstory 

View the essence of Alaska in one photograph as an enormous Alaskan bull Moose emerges from the Mountain Hemlock.  Fall is a chaotic time period in Alaska as the forests and valleys are battlegrounds for ruthless fights between bulls to determine who gets to create the next generation.  Common sounds of racks slamming into vegetation to show other bulls how big their racks are is often precursors to loud banging of racks being entangled.  

In the heart of a vibrant Alaskan forest is my favorite location to photograph Moose.  Every day from the start of the rut to the end I was photographing countless light sparring sessions to the brawls.  With all this action I desired peace as I looked to photograph a large bull showing the environment they live in.  As I climbed a dense forest I saw the flash of antlers in my binoculars.  Knowing the general direction the Moose was going I climbed ahead positioning myself under a large where an opening was.    

As I sat patiently waiting the sounds of antlers hitting the Hemlocks kept getting louder and louder as the Moose tried to find a way into the opening.  As the Bull emerged from the dense forest and stood on the lush red undertones I photographed what I was after: peace during an unruly time. This moment shows why Mother Nature is truly the greatest artist of us all.


Each photo captured has a deep and intricate backstory, articulated above, that is printed alongside your print to give you the full behind the scenes look for each fine art photograph you purchase.


 

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Mediums

Acrylic Print: unmatched resolution, clarity, Dmax, vibrancy, and an unrivaled 3D perspective when observing the final product

What is an Acrylic print?  An Acrylic print is one of the highest quality prints money can buy.  It is the most popular medium purchased from us is our acrylic print identical to photos hanging in art museums due to the look and feel of the image appearing backlit.  Acrylic prints are a higher quality medium compared to the more common, and lesser quality, metal prints.  Acrylic come ready to hang with a built- in wall mount and require no frame.

Thomas only uses the highest quality print engineers in the industry to ensure standout prints by relying on proprietary methods superior to all other printers.  

Surface coat options: Both options offer UV protection, however the different surface coats will optimize your viewing experience depending on where you want to hang our print.  

Clear surface coat is best used in controlled environments with special lighting, or in an area with low glare from sources like windows.  Clear enhances your viewing experience in these environments by maximizing the 3D effect making the image appear backlit.  

UV surface coat is best used in areas with an uncontrollable lighting environment, such as placing the print near bright windows. 

Heavyweight Photo Paper: vivid colors, deep rich blacks, and brilliant bright whites give an authentic and impressive feeling when looking at the final product

What is the heavyweight photo paper? Heavyweight photo paper is like you traditional medium you know and are accustomed to, but ours is much more.  We only use high quality and color calibrated paper and printers to ensure an accurate and lifelike final product.  Tailored to each specific image, we determine which of our papers yields the most pleasing results.  The papers we normally use are: Fuji Crystal Archive Professional Super Type PD Luster, Fuji Crystal Archive Pearl Paper, Kodak Endura Metallic Paper, and Ilford Pearl Paper. 


Shipping

Although our print engineering time is shorter than the time Thomas spends in the field, there is still a short shipping delay.  Due to the detail and laborious process in creating your Acrylic print, your order may not ship out to you until fifteen days after you place your order.    

Heavyweight photo paper orders ship less than five days after your order is placed.


Other Information 

Refunds are only offered if the print is damaged on arrival and reported no later than 15 days after delivery. You may be charged customs duties and taxes for this print.