Dragons Breath Sold Out

In The Beginning | The Story of Living Lightning & Dragons Breath 

 When I released my first limited edition print in early 2013, I titled it Living Lightning. A beautiful image of a Japanese Maple Tree at the peak of fall color photographed in 2009. This print quickly became my top selling piece. By October of that year, 75 prints out of the edition of 200 had been sold. 

 I have photographed this beautiful maple tree, during its peak transformation in autumn, every year since 2007. In 2013, on a very special morning inside the garden, a thick fog had descended over the city. I waited patiently for the garden to open at 8am and moved directly to the tree, photographing it for most of the morning. Just as the sun began to break through the clouds and burn off the beautiful fog, I captured the image I would later title Dragon's Breath

 Extremely excited by the image I had captured, I released the piece for sale the following day. I sold the first print of the edition of 200 that evening. This piece quickly escalated to become my top seller, while Living Lightning also remained strong. Eventually, Living Lightning sold the final print and was retired. 

  Between 2015 and 2017, Dragon's Breath remained my top selling piece. As I released more of my work and my notoriety around the world began to grow, other pieces also became successes, slowing the overall sales of Dragon's Breath slightly. When the 180th print was sold, the price of the piece began to increase as well. What began in a range of $500 - $2250, when the final piece sold last night, the range had increased to $4000 - $12,500. Dragon's Breath has now been sold out and retired, joining Living Lightning in the history of my work.

When I first release an image, I typically leave one or two numbers out as gallery holds to be either used for myself in my own personal collection or sold after the piece has completely sold out. I have one of these remaining as well as a framed 45" print in my personal collection. If you are interested in acquiring one for yourself, please reach out to me to discuss the opportunity. 


 I am forever grateful to the wide range of collectors around the world who have helped to make many of my dreams a reality through my photography. If you would like to learn more about my work you can see the rest of my online galleries, view my top selling prints of 2019 or browse through the rest of my images of this beautiful tree I have captured over the years. 

 
Heavens Gate

Fine Art Limited Edition of 100 - Heaven is often described as a "higher place", the holiest place, a Paradise, in contrast to hell or the Underworld or the "low places", and universally or conditionally accessible by earthly beings according to various standards of divinity, goodness, piety, faith, or other virtues or right beliefs or simply the will of God.

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Static

Fine Art Limited Edition of 100 - Acer palmatum is a deciduous shrub or small tree reaching heights of 6 to 10 m (20 to 33 ft), rarely 16 metres (52 ft), often growing as an understory plant in shady woodlands. It may have multiple trunks joining close to the ground. In habit, it is often shaped like a hemisphere (especially when younger) or takes on a dome-like form, especially when mature. The leaves are 4–12 cm long and wide, palmately lobed with five, seven, or nine acutely pointed lobes. The flowers are produced in small cymes, the individual flowers with five red or purple sepals and five whitish petals. The fruit is a pair of winged samaras, each samara 2–3 cm long with a 6–8 mm seed. The seeds of Acer palmatum and similar species require stratification in order to germinate.

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SuperNova

Fine Art Limited Edition of 200 - As a Japanese garden, the desired effect is to realize a sense of peace, harmony, and tranquility and to experience the feeling of being a part of nature. Three of the essential elements used to create the garden are stone, the "bones" of the landscape; water, the life-giving force; and plants, the tapestry of the four seasons. Japanese garden designers feel that good stone composition is one of the most important elements in creating a well-designed garden. Secondary elements include pagodas, stone lanterns, water basins, arbors, and bridges. Japanese gardens are asymmetrical in design and reflect nature in idealized form. Traditionally, human scale is maintained throughout so that one always feels part of the environment and not overpowered by it.

Rise Of The Phoenix
Fine Art Limited Edition of 100 - Japanese Maple tree inside the Portland Japanese Garden. Some species of maple are extensively planted as ornamental trees by homeowners, businesses and municipalities due to their fall colour, relatively fast growth, ease of transplanting, and lack of hard seeds that would pose a problem for mowing lawns. Particularly popular are Norway Maple (although it is considered invasive in North America), Silver Maple, Japanese Maple, and Red Maple. Other maples, especially smaller or more unusual species, are popular as specimen trees.
 
Raining Fire

Fine Art Limited Edition of 100 - Portland (/ˈpɔːrtlənd/; PORT-lənd) is the largest and most populous city in the U.S. state of Oregon and the seat of Multnomah County. It is a major port in the Willamette Valley region of the Pacific Northwest, at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia rivers. As of 2018, Portland had an estimated population of 653,115, making it the 25th most populated city in the United States, and the second-most populous in the Pacific Northwest after Seattle. Approximately 2.4 million people live in the Portland metropolitan statistical area (MSA), making it the 25th most populous in the United States. Its combined statistical area (CSA) ranks 19th-largest with a population of around 3.2 million. Approximately 60% of Oregon's population resides within the Portland metropolitan area.