Blue Hour Sunrise Boca Brava Island
The Affinity Studio
The blue hours in the early pre-dawn and late post sunset can offer some great images as the sky turns quickly too dark. This blue hour sunrise was a result of nothing in the sky that we hoped for. No clouds at all.. except that blue-moment when you capture the blueness and the rising sunlight just right.
Affinity Studio specializes in photographing and producing large size fine-art photographs from nature.
Fine-art images from Affinity Studio are photographed using only medium and large format cameras with Leica and Rodenstock high resolution lenses. All images are captured, imaged and printed at 16-bit color depth and at highest resolution for extraordinary detail and rich natural colors. All Affinity Studio images are printed either using photographic processes using Fuji Crystal Archive or Fuli Flex substrate or by using high resolution pigment based fine art inks onto specially engineered Pearl Metallic Fine-Art paper. Both of these materials come alive with brilliance and color when properly lit. Our 16-bit workflow produces detail and color much closer to how the human eye sees, so a stunning presence is enjoyed when face-mounted to art-grade acrylic because all the detail and color comes through.
We produce our acrylic face mounted prints in four sizes, 13x19 for easy travel, 24x36, 32x48 and 40x60. We also have aluminum prints available up to 48" x 72". While not quite the "presentation" of true acrylic face mounting, aluminum prints of Affinity images are spectacular, lighter weight and cost-effective.
The face of the mounted prints are laminated to art-grade cast acrylic using a very special double-release glue and under precise temperature, lamination speed and pressure. The edges of our acrylic sheets are polished so that light from the image reflects through the 1/4 inch thick edge creating a very nice effect. Then we laminate ACM, or Aluminum Composite Material to the back of the print to completely seal it forever and to provide an aluminum material for the heavy-duty structural aluminum mounting frame we epoxy to the back. We then crimp stranded aircraft cable to the metal frame for secure hanging. This makes the print stand off the wall about an inch and maintains absolute flatness in the acrylic.
This impressive wall art is totally humidity proof, the inks are rated for 150 years, there is no wood to warp the image or become bug infested over time in the tropics and acrylic is easily cleanable with just water and light detergent and a soft cloth. The overall frame-less presentation is modern and the best display for stunning quality fine-art photography. We and other artists believe the acrylic process surpasses direct aluminum printing in overall print quality and sense of presence because of the restricted color gamut of aluminum printing technology. They both look fantastic and each offer advantages.
Review our Certificate of Authenticity with every fine-art print to acrylic.