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Suruga Bay, Sunrise, Mount Fuji
Mount Fuji Sunrise Panorama,  Izu, Japan
Watermark doesn't appear in final print, only in display to discourage theft

Suruga Bay, Sunrise, Mount Fuji • As with all huge mountains Mount Fuji is often in a blanket of clouds in weather of its own making.  I had seven day in the Mount Fuji area and I know the odds were against me for a good shot of the mountain. To insure productivity, I rented a hotel room with a distant Fuji view that wasn’t close to anything, but provided a central location which afforded the ability to be most anywhere in a couple of hours, including Mt. Fuji, I thought. As usual, my central location idea was faulty because the Izu is so mountainous, to get anywhere requires negotiating roads that are better suited to Toyota Supra’s, Nissan 350Zs, and Mazda RX-7s, and is a speedsters nirvana for a kawasaki-ninja-zx12r or Suzuki GSX-R1000.  I found it was important to allow more time.

After my sixth day of shooting without a decent Fuji image, on my way back to the hotel on my last evening the moment before complete darkness I saw Fujisan to the north, I thought, maybe I have one last chance.

I awoke earlier than usual trying to figure out whether I should go check on Fujisan, then come back to check out of the hotel or to check out now incase the shooting was good and not have anywhere I had to be at a certain time.  I opted for a 3:45AM checkout. Along the way to Heda Port, there is a popular rest area and Fuji view lookout that looks out across the Suruga Bay and the city of Numazu.  This morning Fujisan was standing tall and proud and some wispy clouds insured a great sunrise. This landscape called for a panorama shot, Fuji on the far left, the city of Numazu on the far right and Suruga Bay stretched out between them. A series of six verticals would do it so I shot several sets as the warm rays of morning lit up the wispy clouds above Fuji.  Mission accomplished.

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Traditional Fine Art Prints • I have all fine art prints printed at Bay Photo, an internationally known custom color lab.  After printing, Bay Photo ships the print to me for inspection and signing, I then ship them along to you. This takes awhile, be patient.

I spec them on “Moab’s  Lasal Exhibition Luster” photo paper. This paper weighs in at a healthy 300gsm, ideal for gallery and exhibition prints, the new fourth-generation coating ensures the highest possible d-max and color holdout. With product names like Entrada, Colorado, and Lasal its easy to see the source of inspiration for Legion Paper's Moab brand. Created in Moab, UT surrounded by the endless red rock wonders of Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, the Colorado River, and the LaSal Mountains, the Moab line of archival, digital imaging papers continues to rely on that inspiration to design premium solutions for digital photographers and artists.

Your paper print product will come pre-mounted on 3/16" Gator Foamboard, a very rigid, durable, and lightweight backing that will not warp, the premium backing for fine art prints. Having messed up prints myself putting them on mountaing board you will appreciate the extra effort and expanese.




MetalPrints - Stunning Prints on Aluminum in Sizes up to 4x8' MetalPrints™ represent a new art medium for preserving photos by infusing dyes directly into specially coated aluminum sheets. Your images will take on an almost magical luminescence. You've never seen a more brilliant and impressive print! Colors are vibrant and the luminescence is breathtaking. Detail and resolution are unsurpassed.

Of course - this is custom  artwork and if there is another style or medium like Canvas,  Acrylic or even on wood, I will accommodate; however, prices may have to be adjusted for Acrylic.