The month long (June) Lupine Festival in the Northcounty towns of New Hampshire is one of the most beautiful experiences a flower lover can have. Sharing the roads, fields and trails with other lupine lovers provides one with a bonding experience that you will never forget.
The image above, "Dance of Lupine and Birch" is a pure capture with one slight alteration. In finishing the image I converted the entire image to a monochromatic (black and white) image and then restored color to everything except the birches. This "purified" the whites of the birch trees and created an interesting contrast between the trees and the flowers.
An original edition of 10 prints of this image is created, signed, dated and with a certificate of authenticity. The image is used for creation of an open edition but otherwise archived and kept only for historic purposes and publications. To purchase an original print ($495) contact the artist at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The open edition, featured here is digitally signed with a special signature reserved for open edition prints only. It provides the closest approximation to an original work at a more affordable price, especially for those who love art but don’t feel the need to purchase original works.
My images are - to me - a celebration of life, blending the real and the surreal to achieve a sense of place or time that reaches beyond the moment into a dreamlike quintessentialism designed to spark an emotional response. Using digital enhancement, handcrafting, painting, and sometimes even straight photography, I seek to take the viewer to a place that is beyond simple truth to where truth meets passion, hope and dreams.