“Throughout the previous day, I had been watching the changing weather, feeling that something extraordinary was going to happen. Sleep did not come easy. I spent hours in anticipation of what might unfold in the field.
I hiked up a mountain path in the middle of the night and arrived at a cliff ledge 2000 feet above the majestic Lysefjord. I balanced my camera on the edge of the cliff and waited patiently. I knew the light would change quickly so I needed to be ready.
Just as the sun pierced the horizon an incredible glow illuminated the scene. The golden light gave the scene a really special mood. My heart raced as I pressed the shutter capturing the raw beauty of this natural wonder”.
Small crop of the “Valhalla Rising” image
Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) is a famous tourist attraction in the municipality of Forsand in Rogaland, Norway. This majestic cliff formation rises 2000 feet above the Lysefjord. It sits on the north side of the fjord, opposite the Kjerag plateau, located on the south side.
The cliff was formed during the ice age, approximately 10,000 years ago, when the edges of the glacier reached the cliff. The water from the glacier froze in the crevices of the mountain and eventually broke off large, angular blocks, which were later carried away with the glacier. This is the cause of the angular shape of the plateau. Atop the cliff, there is an almost flat top of approximately 25 by 25 meters (82 ft × 82 ft).
Along the plateau there are deep cracks. Due to these cracks, the plateau will at some point fall down, but all the geological investigations have concluded that this will not happen in the foreseeable future.
The Collector ordered “Valhalla Rising” printed on the exquisite Canson® Infinity Platine Fibre Rag art medium and had the print framed locally.
Our Signature Collection is designed to be at the very pinnacle of image quality and fine art presentation. We make no compromise in terms of image quality, material or craftsmanship.
Signature Edition photographs are offered in limited edition runs of 150 large-format fine art prints and TruLife Acrylic pieces. Once the edition sells out, there will never be another reprint of that photograph.
Each piece is handcrafted to absolute perfection, using only the finest museum-grade art materials in the world, signed, numbered and presented with a unique Certificate of Authenticity. Each Certificate of Authenticity has a unique edition number and is handwritten and signed by the Artist.
“Valhalla Rising” is offered in two exquisite art mediums; Canson® Infinity Platine Fibre Rag and the industry-leading gallery quality TruLife™ Acrylic Face Mount.
Canson® Infinity Platine Fibre Rag
With an aesthetic and feel mimicking that of F-type smooth satin fiber paper from the darkroom, Platine Fibre Rag Paper from Canson Infinity sets a new benchmark for printing in the digital age.
Canson® Infinity Platine Fibre 100% cotton paper has the latest microporous coating along with the classic platinum/platine finish providing the aesthetic and feel of the original F-Type Baryta Fibre paper, having a true pure white tone without using optical brighteners.
The 310 gsm paper has a thickness of 15.6 mil and is rated with a whiteness of 89.12%.
Gallery Exhibition Piece
- Canson® Infinity Platine Fibre Rag
- Black Matte Museum Frame with Archival Passepartout & Clarity AR Glass.
Please note the Gallery Exhibition Pieces are only available for delivery in the Thor Fine Art Gallery in Telemark, Norway. These pieces cannot be shipped.
Image size: 91 x 68 cm (36″ x 27″)
Frame outside dimensions: 159 x 92 cm (62.5″ x 36.5″)
TruLife™ Acrylic Face Mount
The frameless acrylic face mount offers an incredibly modern and brilliant display that no other art presentation can match. Each piece is handcrafted to absolute perfection. We make no compromise in terms of image quality, material or craftsmanship.
The Canson® Infinity Platine Fibre Rag is professionally mounted face-first onto 1/8″ TruLife™ acrylic with diamond polished edges. The TruLife™ acrylic is then mounted to sturdy aluminum Dibond® backing, known for its remarkable stability and low weight.
This unique mounting solution protects the piece from dust, humidity and UV rays to prevent fading while showcasing the impeccable image quality, with a vibrant clarity of colors and remarkable depth of contrast.
Each piece is delivered with a Metal Inset Frame for effortless hanging on delivery.
TruLife Acrylic features a single-sided virtually invisible anti-reflective coating allowing viewers to see the finest details. TruLife also is UV-filtering, abrasion resistant, and anti-static offer uncompromising protection and preservation.
Unlike traditional glass, where light simply passes through, the light refracts within the acrylic creating remarkable depth and brilliance.