Field Of Hope And Dreams

I associate open fields with the emotion of freedom. I’m drawn not only to their inherent beauty, there’s a feeling of peace and tranquility that I often get from walking in one. In this image, I did a fair amount of manipulation to get the emotional effect of what I felt. I wanted the simplicity of diffuse light descending like particles upon the golden field. The lone stalk standing tall in the center, to me, is a metaphor to the forces of nature; a constant battle of competition, of survival  — the stalk represents the will to thrive against the odds.

Every photograph is to a degree a manipulation, even if it’s taken straight out of the camera and viewed on a screen. The very act of taking a picture is to take but a chosen piece of a whole. To get to a final print, of its very nature, there’s so many variables just the printing inks and printers alone is a highly subjective journey. It can also become a truly rewarding journey for photographer and viewer alike. This image gallery contains an unedited version just for comparison purposes.

Fred Gerendasy Photography

Archival-Quality Prints: A Century of Timeless Memories

These prints are not just images, they can become old friends. Crafted to meet stringent archival standards, the papers and inks we use are designed to last over a century with the right care. Here’s what it means for you:

  • Longevity: Each print is engineered to endure, with a lifespan extending beyond 100 years when kept in optimal conditions.
  • Care Instructions: To maintain image quality:
    ◦ Store unframed prints in an archival-quality container.
    ◦ For framed displays, use archival matting and adhesive, coupled with UV-filtering glass to safeguard against sunlight and environmental damage.
    • Environment Matters: Place your artwork away from direct sunlight and high humidity to maintain its pristine condition.