A black and white photograph of Banyan tree roots.

Vibrato | Balboa Park, San Diego

The roots of a banyan tree undulate with gentle curves much as a string vibrates on a musical instrument.

The Story Behind the Photo

These are the roots of one of the many Banyan trees in Balboa Park (also known as Moreton Bay Fig trees). Although the trees are not native to Californa, they have been in the park for over a hundred years, so I consider them truly at home. I could not imagine the park without these awesome giants.

This particular tree has always fascinated me with it's undulating roots and I've come to visit it many times. In the past, I've tried capturing the root system and I always tried to show how massive they were using with a wide angle lens, but I was never quite happy with my images. This time I had a small epiphany and realized that I needed to focus on the beautiful curves of the roots instead of trying to capture everything.

About the Prints

This photograph is available in a limited edition of 50 fine art prints. Each print is made to order with the highest quality pigment inks and fine art papers. They are signed and come with a certificate of authenticity. Small prints under 15" on the long dimension are excluded from the edition. If you have any questions about this specific image or my prints in general, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Museum Quality Print

Archival Pigment Print on Fine Art Paper

This is a photographic print made on Canson Infinity Platine Fibre Rag which is a heavyweight (310 gsm) and 100% cotton paper. The image is printed using pigment inks with outstanding archival properties. All images are printed at the listed size on paper that is slightly larger resulting in an additional border. This is a print only, shipped rolled in a robust protective tube.

Please allow 3-4 weeks for production and delivery of your print. The prices include U.S. shipping, please inquire for international rates.


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