Valley of the moon in Jacumba. This photo is taken at night and above the rock formations you can see the core of the Milky Way.

Hidden Valley | Jacumba, California

A cool summer night in the desert by the Valley of the Moon in Jacumba, California. The milky way core is rising above the sandstone rocks in a dark blue night sky filled with stars.

The Story Behind the Photo

This weekend I headed out to Jacumba and the Valley of the Moon with a friend to do some hiking, exploring, and of course photographing. It was hot, 94F, when we started hiking and we were faced with a brutal uphill climb at first. Thankfully it cooled off pretty quickly as the sun started to set. The rest of the hike was uneventful -- I was worried about rattlesnakes but didn't see any. The trail was also a little confusing with many turnoffs and forks but thank god for offline GPS maps. We found this hidden gem right by the border with Mexico.

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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