Jewels of Nature Collection
This collection is our Fine Art collection of bird images. The images are designated by an ‘F’ or ‘L’ before the master image number. Only the highest quality image is considered. To merit inclusion, the image must be viewable over and over again without becoming tiring. Each image must also either place the bird in its natural habitat to gain perspective or show the unique character of the bird. The current collection contains over 150 images and represents literary thousands of hours searching in backcountry areas where birds live in their natural habitat. Within this collection are some of the rarest and hard to find birds of the U.S. Of all the images we capture each year, on average, less than 1/100 of 1% are added to this collection. These images have been shown numerous times over the last 15 years in museums, galleries, and invitation-only art shows in California, Arizona and Oregon.
Prints are available for all images in this collection. All are numbered, limited editions with certificates. Sizes vary from 11 x 14 to 20 x 36.
Sierra Scenics Collection
The images in the Sierra Scenics Fine Art Collection, designated by a ‘SS” in front of the image master number, were captured during our wanderings in search of bird images. The nucleus of this collection is the-hard-to reach areas of the high Sierra Nevada Mountains that we have roamed over 40 years. Over time we added other images when they begged to be captured. Most are landscapes; some are still life’s. All images start as a film transparency from either a 4×5 inch sheet film or 6 x 9 and 2¼ x 2¼ cm roll film. The image is scanned at 4,000 dpi and a digital file is used to generate the print. By using only large format cameras and wide-angle lenses, the resulting digital file size is large enough to easily create 20 x 44 images with no loss of detail or color saturation.
Prints are available for all images in this collection. All are numbered, limited edition prints with certificates. Sizes vary from 11 x 14 to 20 x 44.
This collection is open editions of strong images that don’t meet requirements for our Fine Art Collections but are still strong images. This collection includes a variety of image types including birds, animals and flowers. This images carry a ‘D’ in front of the master image number. Sizes vary from 5 x 7 to 16 x 20.