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I think somewhere along the line I was considering titling this "The Hand of God Only Strikes Once".  But, somehow that doesn't feel quite right now.  My thought was not that God's hand would be wrathful, rather that God's hand, like lightning, is transformative.  Lightning is sometimes viewed as destructive.  But, I don't see it this way.  Lightning strikes are fundimental and necessary for a number of natural processes.  They are fast (lightning fast!), powerful, and decisive.  Once something is "touched" by lightning it is not possible to change it back to it's previous state.  So it is with the hand of God.


I captured this photo while vacationing with friends in Rancho Mirage.  One evening there was a fantastic storm happening toward the San Jacinto mountains.  I put my camera on a tripod on the balcony, pointed it toward the storm, and waited.


Capture Date:  August 12th, 2012 - 8:10 PM


Currently offering "standard edition" print number 1

Lightning Strike - Palm Springs (Signed • Numbered

  • We are currently offering this image in 3 different finishes.


    "Metallic Paper" (on masonite) - This is our most economic finish.  We start with a silver halide print on "metallic" paper, which gives the final print a sort of "shimmering" look and enhances the color.  We then mount on 3/16th masonite and add a protective glossy lamination over the front surface.  PLEASE NOTE:  We recommend framing these prints in order to display and protect them properly.


    "Aluminum" - A sublimation process print made directly onto a piece of 3/64 (1.19mm) aluminum.  1/2 inch (12.7mm) deep mounting blocks are fixed to the back so that the print is ready to hang on the wall, giving it a clean contemporary look.

    Please NOTE:  It is the nature of Aluminum Prints to slightly alter the color of the photograph.  We don't have any side by side comparisons at this time, but please feel free to contact us directly if you have any questions.


    "Acrylic Face Mount" -  Also a silver halide print, that is then sandwiched between a piece of 1/4 in (6.35mm) clear acrylic and a piece of 1/4 in (6.35mm) black acrylic.  A 1/2 in (12.7mm) deep wood "stand-off" frame is attached to the back for easy hanging, creating a finished look that is suitable for many different types of decor.  


    All prints are hand signed and dated in the bottom right hand corner AND hand numbered in the bottom left hand corner.

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