Alain Briot Print of the Month Collection
Print of the Month Photograph Number Thirty Nine

Playa Reflections, Death Valley National Park
(copyright logo not present on actual fine art print)

Spectacular...I love this picture (Zabriskie Point). It's simple, colorful and artistic. This piece glows with its warming colors and draws me in.  The detail and light portray an almost three dimensional effect.

Gary Stewart, Georgetown, Texas

The Photograph
The 39th Alain Briot Print of the Month photograph is titled Playa Reflections. This image was the Companion Print to the Death Valley Booklet. The booklet sold out within a week of being announced, and I have had requests for this image ever since. I also have requests for a print larger than the 5"x7" companion print. All this, plus the fact that I personally love this photograph, convinced my to offer it as Print of the Month.

This image was created during the same photography expedition as Zabriskie Point, the April 2006 Print of the Month. In fact, Playa Reflections was created the day before I created Zabriskie Point
. Just like Zabriskie Point , numerous adjustments had to be made to this image to make it match my original vision. My vision was for the sky and the reflections in the water to match each other in intensity, so as to create a mirror-like effect. I also saw this image as a composition in blue. It took a lot of work and knowledge to achieve that. For this reason, and to help you study and learn how you can do this yourself, I am including the master file for this image at no extra cost. This is the third photograph for which I am including the Master File, the two others being the April and May Prints of the Month.

A note on color: as I mentioned as see Playa Reflections as a composition in blues. In my vision it perfectly counter-balances Zabriskie Point
which, to me, is a composition in oranges in red. It is probably not a coincidence that these two images were created one after the other. I have noticed that I regularly work a specific idea, or theme, unconsciously. In this case it is color -opposite colors- in different images. Sometimes it is a specific composition, a theme, or again subject matter. I am quite unaware of this while I photograph, and it is only after I return to my studio and start looking at my photographs that I start to see it.

Playa Reflections
Before and after versions

The Print
This photograph is available framed and unframed. It is hand signed on the mat and the print. The frame is a handmade Mahogany Finish Frame. The moulding is truly magnificent and does emphasize the beauty of this image. The photograph I took of the moulding show very closely how beautiful this presentation is. However, these pieces looks much better in reality than a web photograph can show! You just won't believe your eyes when you receive yours. All the framing materials used are Museum Quality, archival supplies. All my work is guaranteed for life in regard to fading and damage caused by framing materials.

Framed pieces are delivered in a stunning mahogany finish frame.

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