The sun rising behind the Moreton Bay Fig tree in Balboa Park.

New Day | Moreton Bay Fig Tree, Balboa Park

At dawn, the sun shines brightly through the leaves of the Moreton Bay Fig Tree in Balboa Park.

The Story Behind the Photo

This spectacular tree is located in Balboa Park just north of the Natural History Museum. From the very first time I saw this tree, I knew I would have to photograph it. I grew up in Canada and we have nothing like this with it's enormous roots and twisted trunk.

This fig tree was planted for the 1915 Panama-California Exposition. You used to be able to climb the tree and sit in it's shade but due to visitors compacting the soil and damaging the root system, the tree is now permanently off limits.

About the Prints

This photograph is available in a limited edition of 100 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.

 

Acrylic Fine Art Print with a Float Mount — Ready to Hang

Trulife Acrylic Fine Art Print

This is a photographic print where the front has been directly adhered to a sheet of TruLife acrylic which is an ultra clear, scratch resistant, and anti-reflective glazing. This process is known as face mounting. The acrylic captures light internally and bounces it off the surface of the print resulting in a display with incredible depth and vibrancy. With proper lighting, the acrylic print will appear to have light emanating from the image itself. The back of the print is sealed with another layer of protective acrylic.

The print comes ready to hang with hidden mounting hardware on the back that makes the print appear as if it is floating in front of the wall. No additional framing is needed. Choose this medium for a modern and minimalist presentation.

Print is signed and numbered on verso (back).

Please allow 4-6 weeks for production and delivery of your print. The prices include U.S. shipping, please inquire for international rates.

 

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