Ephemeral is a panoramic photo of Zabriskie Point in Death Valley by photographer Stephen Bay. The artwork shows the rough ridges and valleys in the terrain created by erosion with the mountains in the background with a pink and magenta sky. The image is titled ephemeral because the burst of color at sunrise was fleeting and lasted only a few moments.

Ephemeral | Zabriskie Point, Death Valley

Here's a sunrise panorama of Zabriskie Point in Death Valley. I love this shot because the sun is just under the horizon and we get the gorgeous pink light when the sun illuminates the underside of the clouds. Looking at the time stamps on my photos, there was about a 2 minute window when the light was fantastic. This was my first morning and the light never got this good again in the remainder of my trip. So twelve hours of driving (roundtrip) and a week of camping for just two great minutes of shooting.

About the Prints

Edition of 36. Available in the following sizes:

20 x 60 inches

24 x 72 inches

30 x 90 inches

Medium: Archival pigment print with acrylic facemount


This is a pigment print where the front has been directly mounted with an adhesive to a sheet of ultra clear, scratch resistant, and non-reflective acrylic glass. This process is known as face mounting. The acrylic captures light internally resulting in a display with incredible visual depth and vibrancy. With proper lighting, the acrylic print will appear to be back illuminated with the light emanating from the image itself. The print comes ready to hang with a hidden mount on the back that floats the print off the wall.

Please allow 4-5 weeks for production and delivery of your print. The prices include U.S. shipping, please contact me for international rates.

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