Giant Cardon Cactus – Atacama, Chile
Like the quintessential black cocktail dress for women, or black tie formal wear for men, the classic black & white fine art photograph is always in vogue (thank you Ansel Adams). Color, and evermore vivid color, has tried to kill it off for years, but the buying public just isn’t having it. Black & white eliminates superfluous distractions, and allows the viewer to focus on the photograph’s subject(s). In this case the subjects are the Giant Cardon Cacti of the Atacama Desert in northern Chile. The Atacama Desert is the driest place on Earth (according to reputable scientists) with less than 4-inches of rainfall every 1,000 years. This photo was recently captured at an altitude of almost 14,000 feet in sub-freezing weather, but the effort was worth it. Click on the image to enlarge and view different buying options. In many ways I remain a traditionalist and will drift back to my black & white roots (my start in film photography).
Traditional Matte & Frame presentation: 11 x 14 inch print on metallic paper, white matte with 4.5 inch border, and black wood museum frame with hanging wire. $196.79 usd + tax & shipping. Other sizes and presentation formats available (a more contemporary option would be an Acrylic Print or Metallic Print).
Stephen F. Dennstedt
Photographer, Writer, World Traveller