All prints are handmade by Peter Ralston on archival rag paper with an archival ink set.
Small Matted Prints - This collection is printed on 8.5 x 11 inch sheets, matted, ready to be framed.
Sightings - This limited edition (LE) collection of 64 images is from Peter's 1997 book, Sightings. This edition is limited to 25 prints of each image plus five artist proofs (AP). They are printed on 17 x 22 inch sheets.
The Master Prints - This limited edition (LE) print is limited to 50 prints of this image plus ten artist proofs (AP). They are printed on 24 x 36 inch sheets.
The story behind The Bay
Simplicity itself, yet this is a quiet favorite of mine.
Flying back from an outer island a few years back I was entranced by the spectacle of soaring above outer Penobscot Bay, inarguably one of America’s greatest embayments.
Absent the noise of the plane’s engine and the roar of wind as I opened the window to make this photograph, it becomes a sublimely silent image.
I love how the islands and the cloud shadows mingle and I love the light. This is, in the end, really all about light.
This open-minded agnostic, possessed as I am of a very deep faith, finds my mind wandering to the spiritual as I behold this once again.
After many, many viewings of this photograph, I still feel the presence of some kind of greater force as I continue to soar in the light over the bay…..