Snow is a metaphorical photo of snow in San Diego by photographer Stephen Bay. The artwork shows the Norfolk Pine Christmas tree at Liberty Station decorated with holiday lights. The scene is at night with a dark blue sky and a long exposure technique was used to capture the motion of the stars as the earth rotates. The star trails represents San Diego's version of snow.

Snow | Norfolk Pine Christmas Tree, Liberty Station

We don't get snow here in San Diego (at least not in the city proper) but I thought I could make a Christmas scene using the stars instead. So one clear night, I setup my camera in Liberty Station and recorded the stars streaking across the sky over the course of an hour. I know it's not quite the same but it reminds of falling snow.

About the Prints

Edition of 50. Available in the following sizes:

24 x 36 inches

30 x 45 inches

40 x 60 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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