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It is impossible for a computer monitor to show these images accurately
for several reasons:
- The brightness, contrast, and color temperature of the monitor might
all be off
- The monitor has far less resolution than the prints
- The images are compressed to reduce the time it takes to download
Given these facts, why would anyone dare order a print based solely on
what they've seen on a web page? Therefore, I offer the following money-back
If you are unsatisfied with any print you have ordered from me,
and I cannot resolve the problem to your satisfaction, simply return the
print and I will refund your purchase price. You pay the return
shipping cost, and the prints must be returned in new condition (I recommend
that you reuse the shipping container). If your prints arrive damaged,
contact me for replacements.
How to order
As you browse the gallery, just click on any image that appeals to you.
A page will appear with a larger preview of that image and a list of the
standard sizes in which it is available. To order, just click the "Add
to Cart" button next to the size you are interested in.
Adding an image to your shopping cart does not obligate you to buy it.
You can add things to your cart, delete them, and change quantities as
often as you like with no obligation. When you've decided what you want,
just click the "Check out" button on your shopping cart, enter
your credit card information, and click the "Place my order"
button. Your order is not final until you click the "Place my order"
I really like BIG prints! But it is hard to convey the impact of big
prints with the itty-bitty images I can show on this web site. If you've
never seen an original photograph that is 16x22 inches or larger, it is
hard to imagine what a difference size makes. People who have viewed large
prints of my images have invariably reacted by saying "Wow!"
(for an extreme example, take a look at this
photo of a 16x42 inch print of a panorama I made in Glacier
I think you will also say Wow!, so I invite you to order one and see
for yourself. If you aren't "Wowed", just send it back and I'll
refund your purchase price (see Money-back
Contact me if you need really gargantuan prints. I can provide prints
up to 44 inches in the short dimension. For example, if the largest size
shown for an image is 16x22, then you can special order a print up to
44x60 inches! Prints this large (whether digital or from film) show the
structure of the image more clearly, and so are suitable for areas where
they will be viewed from further away. A good rule of thumb is that prints
should be viewed from at least as far away as the length measured from
one corner of the print to the opposite corner. For example, the minimum
viewing distance for a 44x60 inch print ought to be about six feet. (Special
order prints are not covered by the money-back guarantee; give me a call
and we can discuss your requirements before your order.)
Why I sell only unframed, unmatted
Your personal preference for matting and framing is likely different
from mine, and I have no way of knowing what styles might complement the
decor in which you plan to display your prints. Therefore, I only sell
unmounted, unframed prints. This keeps the print prices low, greatly reduces
shipping costs, and lets you mount and frame your prints to your liking.
However, bear in mind that quality matting and framing, especially for
large prints, is not cheap, so consider these costs as well as the print
costs when choosing print sizes.
About the photographs and prints
The images were taken over the course of many years with many different
cameras. My 35mm film images were made with either a Nikon 8008s with
various Nikon lenses; a Canon A1, AE1, or FTb with various Canon and Vivitar
lenses. Some images were made with a Nagoka 4x5 inch field camera and
Schneider 90mm and 210mm lenses. All film images were scanned at high
resolution for maximum image quality. Nevertheless, some images are not
available in large print sizes because of the limitations of the 35mm
Digital images were made with a 6 megapixel Nikon D70, a 10 megapixel
Nikon D200, or a 12 megapixel Nikon D300 and the following Nikon lenses:
12-24mm zoom, 18-70 mm zoom, 18-200 mm zoom, 70-210mm zoom, 80-400 mm
zoom, 50mm macro, 100mm macro, 300mm. I also use a Sigma 300-800mm f/4.5
All images were processed in Adobe Photoshop and printed on an Epson
Stylus Pro 4000 printer at a resolution of 2880x1440 dpi on Epson Premium
Luster paper using Epson Ultrachrome ink. Epson tests of prints displayed
under glass and out of direct sunlight indicate a lightfastness of 80
Are these images real?
In these days of digital manipulations, this is a legitimate question.
The answer is: Yes, my images are real, but they may not be exactly what
the camera recorded at the time I took the picture. The great photographer
Ansel Adams said that the photographic negative is the equivalent of the
score of an orchestral piece, and the print is the equivalent of a performance
of that score. He also said that his prints, while widely regarded as
"realistic," were in fact highly manipulated to express what
he felt when he viewed the scene. Does this make his images unreal? In
a sense, yes, but in a much greater sense, no. Your brain does far more
processing when interpreting the images sent to it by your eyes.
Ansel Adams would agree that adjusting the contrast or brightness or
color saturation of an image changes its appearance but does not make
it unreal. But that was 50 years ago: the tools available to the photographer
(or editor!) in today's digital world enable the more violent manipulations
you often see in supermarket tabloids: human heads on dog bodies, cows
with six legs, etc. So it is natural to wonder if you are seeing any of
that garbage here.
I use digital techniques to enhance my images, but never in such a way
as to violate the integrity of the original scene. I crop most of my images,
and modify their brightness, contrast, and color saturation. Some of these
manipulations compensate for the properties of the camera, printer and
paper that I use. I rarely make structrual changes to my images (e.g.
moving a bird or removing a distracting element), but if I do make such
a change, I always describe it the comments for that image. Other than
these changes, every image that you see here represents what you might
see if you were to travel to the same location.
About the photographer
I earned an Associates Degree in Professional Photography at Rochester
Institute of Technology before switching to Computer Science, eventually
teaching Computer Science at RIT for 27 years. But I remained interested
in photography as a hobby throughout my career, and have accumulated thousands
of images. Now that I have retired from teaching, I can spend more time
Legal stuff and picky details
All images are Copyright © Ken Reek. Prints are offered for sale
for your private use only. You may display the prints in a public place,
but you may not duplicate or publish the images. The photographer retains
all rights to the images, including but not limited to publishing rights
and the right to produce and sell additional prints.
Your prints will not show the copyright notice that you see in the images
on this web site.
All print sizes are rounded to the nearest inch. All prints are borderless.
All prints can be made in custom sizes to fit your needs; contact me