The Columbia Hotel

It’s the light! It’s almost always the light that draws me to a particular object. I like the patterns in the black of the building against the bright lettering that’s in contrast with the lighter areas in the sky.

Turns out, this is a historic building in Ashland, Oregon. Located on the second floor of the Enders Building, according to Wikipedia, it “was the first concrete commercial structure in Ashland”  when it was built in 1910. The hotel had been in continuous operation until 2021 when it closed down.

Fred Gerendasy Photography

About My Prints:  I use only Canon Lucia inks for printing which are archival.  In addition to the printing papers, any future matting and framing materials used, if archival too (with reasonable care), will last 100 years or more. The papers I use almost exclusively are Canson Fine Art Papers and also do not contain brightening agents that decay over time.  For this image, the paper I used is the Canson Baryta Prestige 11, an absolutely beautiful, wide tonal range paper.