Spring flowers blooming on the cliffs in the Sunset Cliffs neighborhood of San Diego.

Renewal | Sunset Cliffs

Daisy flowers bloom on the eroded cliff tops during spring.

The Story Behind the Photo

This is Sunset Cliffs. In the spring, if we get enough rain the area can be covered with beautiful flowers. I love the contrast between the new growth and the eroding cliffs which will eventually collapse into the ocean.

Just prior to this, I had been shooting at the Japanese Friendship Garden in Balboa Park. However I took longer than I expected and I was late coming here. It was just before sunset by the time I parked and the clouds were already turning a golden orange. I wanted to shoot from this one spot where there were a ton of flowers on the cliff edge but it was far on the south end and I ended up running 4-500 yards to make it in time. Not easy with a heavy pack, I was huffing and puffing.

I shot my planned composition which faced north (I had been here the week before to plan my photograph). But the sky wasn't that colorful in that direction. After I finished a couple shots, I did a frantic search for another composition and found this one facing due east and I knew immediately that it was special.

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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