In honor of the 75th Anniversary of the opening of the Golden Gate Bridge on Mary 27, 1937, I have selected my photograph “Golden Gate Bridge” to be the June 2012 Print of the Month. The photograph was made on the north end of Baker Beach in early evening. The weather was overcast and dull so I added a Singh Ray Blue Gold polarizer to add a bit of color to the water and sky. At the time this photograph was created the tide was coming in and at times both my tripod and myself were standing in about 2 feet of water. As the tide continued to rise we had to scramble in the dark to find the path back to the car.
The Print of the Month is a signed image 10″ x 15″ matted in a 16″x20″ archival white mat for $79 including shipping. Normal price for this image size is $129. Special price ends June 30, 2012. Your print will be printed using archival inks on 100% cotton rag paper that has been tested to last over 100 year without fading when properly displayed. Your print can be framed in a custom matte black metal frame for a total of $139 including shipping. Please contact me for other framing and size options. Credit cards accepted via PayPal below. Or send check or money order made payable to Dave Hammaker PHotography LLC, PO Box 313, East Freedom, PA 16637-0313
Dave Hammaker will be one of the featured speakers at the 53rd Annual Berks Photographic Society Photographic Conference. He will be making a presentation entitled “Creating Great Nature Landscape Photographs” at 9:30 AM on Sunday June 10, 2012 The conference features a variety of photographic professionals June 8, 9, 1o at the Kutztown Unversity. Click Here For Additional Details.
Two photographs by Dave Hammaker are among the 140 works of art chosen from 1,834 entries for the 2012 Art of the State Exhibition at the Pennsylvania State Museum in Harrisburg, PA. The finest current works of established and emerging artists were selected by a distinguished panel of jurors. The exhibit will open on June 17, 2012 and close September 9, 2012. Additional information may be obtained from www.statemuseumpa.org
“Ancient Waves of Sand”
This photograph was created late in the day at what is commonly referred to as the “Second Wave” The Second Wave is above and slightly west of “The Wave”. Both are sandstone rock formations located in Arizona near the Utah border on the slopes of the Cotote Buttes in the Paria Canyon -Vermillion Cliffs Wildeerness. It is famous among hikers and photographers for the colorful, undulating forms, and the rugged, trackless hike required to reach it. The Bureau of Land Management only issues 20 permits per day to reach this remote location. There is no trail and no water available on this seven mile round trip hike. I waited until late in the afternoon to create this photograph so that I would have the last golden rays of sunlight to add color to the rock formations. This resulted in a long hike back to the car in the dark.
“After the Storm”
”After the Storm” was created at the San Francisco de Asisi Mission Church in Rancho Taos. Rancho Taos is a historic district about four miles southwest of the town of Taos, New Mexico. The chruch was built between 1772 and 1816 and has been the subject of some of the finest artists in the world including Ansel Adams and Georgia O’Keeffe. My photograph was created in the afternoon after a severe thunderstorm passed through the area. I was packing up my photographic equipment getting ready to leave and turned around for one last look when I saw this dramatic image of the mission chutch framed in the gate with the passing storm clouds.