Sacramento River, Dunsmuir, California
Dunsmuir is best-known in landscape photography circles as the home of Mossbrae Falls; a rather unique waterfall that is probably the most often photographed location in the Mount Shasta region. Access has been illegal for the past several years due to railroad safety concerns so I skipped it on this visit. (Sorry to disappoint but trespassing sets a really bad example.) You can Google for Mossbrae Falls and it is undeniably pretty but it totally shaped my pre-conception of Dunsmuir prior to this visit. I figured that it was probably some semi-ghost town in the middle of nowhere that just happened to have a beautiful waterfall. I’d never seen another photo from this area.
I couldn’t be more wrong. Samantha and I dined in the historic downtown district where we had the most amazing mahi mahi fish tacos and elk burger. There was live entertainment outside in the patio too. The downtown area was quite walkable; though many shops did appear to be either closed or available for lease, it was very well preserved. To me it felt like what the ideal Main Street is small town America is like. We also found the people up in this area to be extremely friendly. Near more urban areas like San Francisco or L.A., if someone was that friendly you should probably have your guard up. But there we had people laughing with us and asking to take our photo for us when they saw us having a good time. Everyone you pass on the trails says hello. The hotel restaurant doesn’t even charge for breakfast when you exceed the allotted amount.
I spent part of two days at Dunsmuir City Park and Botanical Gardens. It’s more forest than what you would typically think of as a city park. The first time, Samantha and I walked around looking at all the flowers and having fun at the playground. I didn’t shoot any photos but made a mental note to return on the way home. So I photographed around the Sacramento River for an hour by myself before the long drive home to the Bay Area while Samantha went off to work. A perfectly relaxing way to end a great trip.
Lumachrome Acrylic Face Mount - Ready To Hang
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This ready-to-hang print includes a 1/8" acrylic face mount with a 6mm or 12mm Comatex backing and an HD Italian ROMA back mounted floating frame.
Framed Lumachrome HD Acrylic Face Mount - Ready To Hang
Lumachrome HD acrylic face mount prints are eye-catching as is but with a luxury frame it really draws the viewer's eye into the artwork. This hand-crafted Italian frame features a 4" moulding with 3" linen liner. A framed 24x36" Lumachrome print for example measures in at an awe-inspiring 38x50". Frames are available in several colors (Cigar Leaf shown here). Linen liners are available in several colors (black shown here). Beginning in 2019, I will be custom signing all individual prints with a digital signature for provenance unless requested otherwise.
ChromaLuxe Metal Edge Mount - Ready To Hang
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My ChromaLuxe metal prints come with a glossy finish featuring vibrant, saturated colors. The edge mount frame is 1.3" thick and comes ready to hang. The back of the print includes my signature backstamp. Beginning in 2019, I will be custom signing all individual prints with a digital signature for provenance unless requested otherwise.
Silver Halide Fine Art Photo Print - Ready To Frame
Fuji Crystal Archive is a silver halide photo paper which has incredible sharpness and detail. I print on matte surfaces to eliminate glare. Each print features a one-inch white border around the live image area to provide maximum flexibility while framing. Loose prints are the ideal choice for interior designers or collectors who plan to work with a professional framer. Beginning in 2019, I will be custom signing all individual prints with a digital signature for provenance unless requested otherwise.
Based on my own experience, I would suggest choosing a UV-protected, non-glare acrylic surface for framing rather than glass. I can either ship directly to you or your framer of choice.
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