Solitaire in the wind

kr930.00kr4,100.00 Excl. VAT & shipping

A solitaire Swedish Whitebeam standing by the river Stångån (not visible here but to the right in the photograph) enters the lake Roxen from the south (here we are looking to the north). County of Östergötland, Sweden.
The tree has grown leaning to the east due to the mainly westerly/southwesterly winds over the Östergötlands agricultural plains.
In the sky, a pattern of cirrus clouds slowly moves over the landscape. In this part of Sweden, the weather patterns almost always come from the southwest or west.
The flatlands ends with lake Roxen to the north. A ridge of higher cliffs and a steep climbing landscape on the northern side of the lake (the dark line toward the horizon under the tree) changes to more wooden areas broken by farmlands.
My father, a gamekeeper in Östergötland and loving nature, always said: “these flat farmlands are like the sea but on land”.
I grew up in Östergötland, not far from where this photograph was made. I loved the vast skies; you could always see the weather change. That is why I love clouds.

Note: Print not framed when delivered!

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Prints: Personally checked and signed for authenticity and quality by the photographer before being sent to the buyer. Prints will be delivered as rolls. Framed images can easily break into an international delivery chain of transporters. It is up to you how you want to prepare the photo for your wall in your home.

Quality: All prints are made on the high-quality fine art paper Hahnemüle Photo Rag, made of 100% cotton, acid-free, and archive safe.
The inks are also archive safe.
Prints come with a 1 cm white border around the image area.
The price range reflects the smallest to the largest size available.

Technical facts: The picture was taken on infrared bl&w neg film around 1980. A black filter was used in front of the lens, only letting through the infrared wavelengths. In nature, chlorophyll reflects this light to protect the plant from heat, making leaves and grass white in the photographs. In the sky, only dust and moisture reflects the light, making clear skies appear dark.

Kodak bl&w Infrared High-Speed Film 2484 (now discontinued) with a Kodak Wratten black filter nr. 87. The film hand developed by the photographer. Negative scanned in 2020, adjusted, balanced, and retouched from scratches and dust in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop, preparing it for Giclée prints.

Additional information

Weight N/A
Dimensions 140 × 100 × 0.1 cm

Size 140×100 cm, landscape SKr. 4 100, Size 100×70 cm, landscape SKr. 3 100, Size 70×50 cm, landscape SKr. 1 800, Size 40×30 cm, landscape SKr. 930