Alain Briot Print of the Month Collection
Print of the Month Photograph Number Forty Three

Sierra Arch
(copyright logo not present on actual fine art print)

After unpacking your photograph, "Canyons of the San Juan 1," I was blown away by the colors, highlight, shadow detail, and the overall dynamic range of the image. The image posted on your web site comes nowhere near to expressing the brilliance and beauty of the actual print. It is simply superb and I am very glad that I chose this one.

The presentation, framing, matting, and backing were also first rate. The frame complements the image very nicely. The print was very well packaged to prevent any damage and it arrived as promised. If we ever move I’d like to hire Natalie to help with the packing ;-)

All in all Alain, a first rate job all the way around! I will look forward to displaying this image to friends and visitors.

David White, Grass Valley, CA

The Photograph
The 43rd Alain Briot Print of the Month photograph is titled Sierra Arch. This image was created in the Eastern Sierra Nevada, California, in 2006. I had been looking for this location for months and was delighted when I finally found it.

My initial idea was to create a color photograph. The granite of which the Arch is made of has a beautiful tan color. The sky was clear blue, and the mountains had a fresh coating of snow. Unfortunately, the color image did not convey the feelings of stark beauty and stunning natural shapes and contrast that I saw in my mind's eye. It took me several months to realize that the answer was a black and white version.

Creating this black and white version was not easy. I faced several challenges that I talk about in detail in the movie tutorial (see below). However, the final version is truly exciting to me and captures the emotional drama that I felt when I was at this location.

I create relatively few black and white images. But sometimes black and white is the only way to go. This is one such instance.

Death Valley Workshop
Incidentally, this photograph was created during our 2006 Death Valley Workshop. We will be returning to this location next month, during our 2007 Death Valley Workshop in February 2007. If you are interested in participating to this exciting photographic adventure in one of the world's most photogenic locations, visit our Death Valley Workshop description page. Just keep in mind that at the time I am writing this we only have 4 seats left for this workshop and that it is most likely to sell out soon.

The Print
This photograph is available framed and unframed. It is hand signed on the mat and the print. The frame is a handmade Mahogany Finish Frame. The moulding is truly magnificent and does emphasize the beauty of this image. The photograph I took of the moulding show very closely how beautiful this presentation is. However, these pieces looks much better in reality than a web photograph can show! You just won't believe your eyes when you receive yours. All the framing materials used are Museum Quality, archival supplies. All my work is guaranteed for life in regard to fading and damage caused by framing materials.

Framed pieces are delivered in a stunning mahogany finish frame.

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