Flagler Beach, FL
I'm always surprised when I'm driving, and an unbelievable scene unveils itself. And since becoming a photographer I've learned to always be prepared. The first couple times this happened I didn’t have my camera with me and, to this day, kick myself for it. Since then, my camera is always with me, ready to go.
Another lesson I learned: when the impulse to stop and take a photo strikes... listen to it! Some of my best photos were ones that I saw in passing and thought, “I should stop and take that photo”. Every time I haven’t, I’ve regretted it.
That leads us to this photo here. I was driving down the coast one afternoon, a storm brewing in the distance. The intense gusts of wind, a declaration of things to come. The sound of waves crashing and the cracking of trees as gusts tore at them. Other than that, the eerie silence that belongs only to that immediate time before a storm.
As I drove toward the storm, I noticed something odd. A strange movement that didn’t belong to the moment before a storm. Like a lone solider holding his ground in a time of peril to protect what was rightfully his. Not cowering or hiding, not fleeing, or pleading but standing strong, fierce, and brave.
I pulled over, the wind buffeting me as I struggled out of the car. Thunder cracking in the distance like an alarm warning of danger. I climbed onto the rocks, finding my balance, lined up the shot and Click.
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Dye-sublimation printing is a computer printing technique which uses heat to transfer dye onto many materials. In order to transfer the image from the paper to the aluminum, it requires a heat press process that is a combination of time, temperature and pressure. The heat press applies this special combination, to “transfer” the sublimation dyes at the molecular level into the aluminum.
The images are fade resistant- the latest testing shows they will last a lifetime with resistance to yellowing and climate damage. They are chemical resistant- the surfaces can be cleaned with ammonia, bleach, acetone or any all-purpose cleaner. The images are also moisture resistant.
The aluminum is .045" thick and is finished with a float mount on the back for hanging. The Aluminum panels are lightweight, durable, and made with recycled material and 100% recyclable.
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