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My Neighbor's Portrait

Beaver Meadows, Rocky Mountain National Park

I've had my eye on this tree for a while and have been waiting for the right conditions to photograph it. I knew that a snowstorm would simplify the scene and allow the form of the tree to be seen most clearly. Fortunately, the conditions I was looking for finally arrived.

The way this ponderosa pine bends in the middle adds a feeling that it is in the process of bending down to whisper something to a passing coyote. It is easy to imagine that this tree is waiting for me to leave so that it can resume what it was doing before I came along.

Trees are always things of wonder to me. Though we like to imagine them as living creatures, deep down we don’t often think of them as really being alive; however, with each passing year the scientific community discovers things about them we would never have imagined. They communicate with other trees and have an awareness that we would have never thought possible. While they are completely other than humans or other mammals, they are living beings who share this marvelous world with us and deserve our respect.
Photo © copyright by Erik Stensland.

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My Neighbor's Portrait print

The print only option is the most affordable route to go. It is just what it sounds like: prints on high quality archival photographic paper without any mounting or framing. One of the benefits of going this route is that you can bring them to your local frame shop to have the matted and framed exactly as you like. Prints are also great if you are in a hurry as they usually arrive in 5-7 days from the time of order.

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Plaque

Plaque

This mounting option is by far our most popular format. It is both durable and beautiful. It allows the images to reveal an almost three dimensional quality creating the impression of actually being there. This is because there is almost no glare or reflection such as you find with even the most expensive types of glass. An additional benefit is that the artwork is very durable and can even be cleaned with a soft damp cloth. The artwork also resists fading because it has UV protection. When you order a plaque from us, they arrive ready to hang.

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Plaque on Plaque

Plaque on Plaque

This is a great way to make your plaque stand out, particularly if you have a wall color that is similar to the image. What we do is create another plaque, completely black, which is larger than the picture plaque. This large back plaque floats off your wall using a French Cleat. Then, the picture plaque is attached to the back plaque with another French Cleat. The result is a very three-dimensional feel as the photo seems to float off the of back plaque which itself is floating off of the wall. This is a great way to create a centerpiece image as it always attracts a lot of attention. 

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Canvas

Canvas

After years of not offering canvas, we have finally found a canvas product that meets our quality standards. Not only is the printing of extremely high quality but these canvas prints are coated with the same UV protective laminate as our plaques, protecting them and allowing you to wash them with a damp cloth. These prints are wrapped around a solid box, rather than a stretcher frame, resulting in a product which will not sag in the middle or be easily damaged in transit. The edges are 1 1/2" thick with the image mirrored on the edges. It is a beautiful product which you are sure to enjoy. Expect 3-4 weeks to receive your order.

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We offer our prints in a number of different formats. For more information about the display options, please see the prints page. If you still have questions call our gallery at: 970-586-4352. Most large prints and plaques are custom made and take about 4 weeks to deliver. 

Satisfaction Guaranteed

I am confident that you will be pleased with the quality of these prints, so I offer a full refund (not including postage) for any product returned in new condition within 10 days of receipt.