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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.

New Work - This open edition is a collection of images created since January 2004. 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.

Custom sizes of this image are available by special request. 

The story behind Dream

Rowing my old 14 footer, MARTHA, slows me down and gets me looking at things on - and in - the water very differently.

Boats are my tripods…they support my cameras while on the water, and I’m able to position them precisely. For that reason, as a photographer I’ve never been much of a sailor, as sailboats embody too much “frigging with the rigging,” a lack of speed & control, and too many distractions for the sort of free association work I do. Aboard MARTHA I am definitely in the low and slow mode…“up close and personal.” Unfettered.

Off the south end of Indian Island lurks a constellation of ledges and submerged boulders into which only the smallest of boats dare venture, and it was there that I came upon this reflection, complete with a gem of a lighthouse. Just being alone, out rowing, already had me in a state of heightened awareness, a different plane of consciousness, and as I drifted over the submerged rocks I definitely went into that “other place” I go when moments like this occur. It was both dreamy and intense.

I hung over the transom, the lens only an inch or so from the water…the world was somewhere else and I dove into the dream.

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