A Unique Offer in Fine Art Photography – Michael Frye
The Ansel Adams Gallery is thrilled to offer its collectors, friends and fellow art lovers, a chance to participate in a unique opportunity. From time to time on our website, we will be featuring a never-before- printed image from one of our distinguished Gallery artists at a discounted price, prior to its availability within the general market place. This month, in celebration of the arrival of a sublime and serene Autumn, we have arranged to present two fitting images from artist Michael Frye: “Half Dome, Sunbeams, and the Merced River, Yosemite National Park, California,” and “Trees and Mist Beneath Bridalveil Fall, Yosemite National Park, California.” Both prints will be made as limited editions, and available in 16×20 or 20×24 sizes. While Michael’s prints normally range in price from $325 to $1,100, you can now add one to your private collection for 25% off the initial retail price. Each print is made by Mr. Frye and printed to current archival standards, numbered and signed, as well as mounted, matted and ready for framing. The time to purchase will begin at 9:00 AM Pacific Time on Monday, August 19th, and will expire upon the close of business, Sunday, August 25th at 6:00 PM. Once the offer has expired, we anticipate an order fulfillment time of approximately four to five weeks to ensure the quality of each individual order. This inaugural printing offer is available for a very limited time, after which, the print will return to full price.
Please visit www.anseladams.com/unique to purchase, or email our curator, Evan Russel, at email@example.com if you have questions about the prints, shipping or if you are interested in larger sizes of either image.
Evan Russel, Curator
The Ansel Adams Gallery
Michael Frye is a professional photographer specializing in landscapes and nature. He is the author and/or principal photographer of four books: The Photographer’s Guide to Yosemite, Yosemite Meditations, Yosemite Meditations for Women, and Digital Landscape Photography. His work was also featured in The World’s Top Photographers: Landscape. Michael has written three ebooks: Light & Land: Landscapes in the Digital Darkroom, Exposure for Outdoor Photography, and Landscapes in Lightroom 5: The Essential Step-by-Step Guide. His photographs and articles about photographic art and technique have appeared in publications around the world. Michael has lived either in or near Yosemite National Park since 1983, currently residing just outside the park in Mariposa, California.
This morning dawned cloudy, but soon the sun started to break through. An overnight rainstorm had added new moisture on top of cold snow, a combination that generated copious quantities of mist and fog. I was teaching a workshop, so when the sun started to appear I took the group to this spot along the Merced River, where I knew we would have a chance of seeing backlit mist, and sunbeams radiating through fog. We weren’t disappointed. I placed the sun behind a tree to avoid lens flare, a placement which revealed a faint circular rainbow in the mist around the sun (called a corona,) and the radiating sunbeams. Just another magical moment in Yosemite!
I made this photograph after a series of warm, wet storms soaked Yosemite Valley in early December, dropping seven inches of rain over five days. Waterfalls that had been barely flowing for months suddenly revived, and briefly reached springtime levels. After rising early and photographing a rainbow on Upper Yosemite Fall, then capturing mist rising from trees in El Capitan Meadow, I passed this scene, with beautiful backlight on the oaks and pines underneath Bridalveil Fall. I set up my camera and captured a series of frames as the mist rose from the trees in varying configurations.