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Study of the Melting of the Bow River in Calgary, Alberta, Canada Photograph - Limited Edition of 5

René Fournier


Photography, Color on Paper

Size: 16 W x 20 H x 0.1 D in

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About The Artwork

I shot this picture on an exceptionally cold mid-winter day on February 12, 2021 while crossing the Freedom Bridge. I captured the river with my Nikon X100F at F/8 at 1/900 of a second at 23 mm focal length and ISO 400 with exposure compensation +0.33ev. Working in my digital darkroom, I upscaled the image to 546 megapixels, which when printed at 16”× 20” yields 1,300 dots-per-inch. The detail and sharpness is unreal. The prints I made of this limited-edition photograph are on archival 66lb Arctic Polar Satin photo paper from Red River Paper using my 12-colour, 4800×2400 dpi Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 printer. The scene reminds me of abstract photographic works by Ola Kolehmainen and Jackie Ranken, which I find inspiring. What I love about this picture is its starkness, simplicity and beautiful textures found in ice, water and snow. While not black and white, the photo’s monochromatism helps to tell the picture’s simple story using basic geometry: The river is melting “this way”. Each of the five limited-edition prints is numbered and signed on the back margin.

Details & Dimensions

Photography:Color on Paper

Artist Produced Limited Edition of:5

Size:16 W x 20 H x 0.1 D in

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Delivery Time:Typically 5-7 business days for domestic shipments, 10-14 business days for international shipments.

Bonjour! My name is René. I love taking pictures of beautiful things, creatively enlarging them using machine-learning, and selling limited-edition prints. I also enjoy restoring paintings by great European artists who imagined new ways of seeing the beautiful world around us. (Coming soon.)

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