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Featured Fine Art Pieces: “Monet Skies” & “Neptune Dreams”

Laguna Beach Fine Art Landscape Photography

Image Title: "Monet Skies" - click image above for a larger view
Image Size: 24" x 36"
Total Size: 35" x 47"
Edition: 1 of 100
Price: $750

This 3-foot wide print of a "Monet-like" sky reflected in wet sand at Crystal Cove State Park, CA is framed with a light pecan, rustic style frame that I personally hand-made using top-quality moulding. The image is further accented with a seamless off-white linen liner with a 25-degree bevel that helps to showcase the rich colors in the image. The metallic paper used in all of my fine art prints coupled with the UV-protective gloss coating really accents the wet sand in the shot.

 

Laguna Beach Fine Art Landscape Photography

Image Title: "Neptune Dreams" - click image above for a larger view
Image Size: 16" x 24"
Total Size: 24" x 32"
Edition: 1 of 100
Price: $450

Taken in Crystal Cove State Park on New Year's Day 2010, this image of seagrass-covered rocks under a fiery sunset showcases nearly the entire rainbow of nature's colors. I hand-made this frame using a pecan-colored frame with rich, warm tones to help bring out the reds and yellows of the sunset. The cream-toned liner with its 30-degree bevel draws the attention in to the artwork and works to enhance the colors of the image, making them "pop" off the metallic-based paper.

As with all limited edition fine art prints, this piece is printed with LightJet technology on Kodak Professional Endura Metallic Paper, making them the finest quality prints available. Click here for more info about my fine art prints.

Both pieces are available for sale and both will be on display in Artist Eye Gallery in Laguna Beach, CA starting June 29th. Information about Artist Eye Gallery can be found here.

If you'd like more information about purchasing a limited edition fine art print like this or any other image in the catalog, email Nick at info [at] nickcarverphotography.com.


Crystal Cove Sunset

Well, I've been delivering private photography lessons across Orange County like a madman the past couple weeks. This week is showing no signs of letting up either. It's good to be busy!

Sunset in Crystal Cove State Park, CA

For one of the private lessons last week, I took a student (Sheldon of www.aroundthebendphotos.com) down to Crystal Cove State Park to photograph the sunset. This was after a couple previous lessons in which we covered how to shoot in manual mode, how to use filters for landscape photography and more.

Thankfully, nature was kind enough to serve up a fantastic sky with just the right cloud cover to create some color in our sunset. It turned out to be a beautiful evening.

Sunset in Crystal Cove State Park, CA

Sunset in Crystal Cove State Park, CA

For more information on my private photography lessons in Orange County, click here. Or if you're outside Orange County, check out my online photography courses here.

Miscellaneous Beach Photos

Sunset at Thousand Steps Beach. Laguna Beach, CA

Despite my perfectly organized workflow, my generally good work ethic and my ability to make my own schedule, even I get backed up sometimes when it comes to sorting through photos.

As you may already know, I don't do any time-consuming post-production work to my photos - no Photoshop or HDR, of course. In fact, it takes me all of 10-15 seconds to adjust every photo to a finalized product. But when you throw in the tedious tasks of sorting through my photos, rating them, keywording and cleaning the dust off them, it can take awhile to get through a hundred shots.

But I finally cracked the whip on myself to get through my backlog of photos. As a result, I found some shots that I never previously shared on my blog. So, here are 6 photos taken from 3 different trips to 2 different beaches. It's a photographic pot-luck borne from laziness! Enjoy!

Sunset at Crystal Cove State Park, CA

Cloudy Sunset at Crystal Cove State Park, CA

Crystal Cove State Park, CA

Sunset at Thousand Steps Beach. Laguna Beach, CA

Sunset at Thousand Steps Beach. Laguna Beach, CA