Once in a while, when there is a good aurora forecast but the  likelihood of clouds near Anchorage, I will hit the road early...

Cantwell Glow

Broad Pass, Parks Highway, Alaska

Once in a while, when there is a good aurora forecast but the likelihood of clouds near Anchorage, I will hit the road early to drive north to an area referred to as Broad Pass on the Parks Highway south of Cantwell, Alaska. It is about a 3.5 hour drive. That makes for a long night of aurora chasing, but, it is usually worth it. On this night, the aurora did not disappoint. Donning my snow shoes, I headed out into deep, soft snow to find various compositions amidst some spruce trees and willow bushes.

In this scene, the small glow of the town of Cantwell can be seen in the distance. It is minimized by the brightness of the aurora, filling the sky and adding a green glow to the soft snow on the landscape.

Photo © copyright by Carl Johnson.

Artist Print

Cantwell Glow print

Carl uses thick, high quality fine art paper for all of his Artist Prints. These prints are made personally by the artist up to the 16x24 size, then by a professional lab for larger sizes. Printed on sheet paper, or roll paper for panoramic prints, these prints are printed to full size with the excess paper trimmed down to a small border around the image. This provides for a sufficient edge for your framing shop when it comes time to frame your print. Larger prints are shipped rolled to minimize damage and reduce shipping costs.

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Metal Print

Cantwell Glow print

Metal prints represent a new art medium for preserving photos by infusing dyes directly into specially coated aluminum sheets. Because the image is infused into the surface and not on it, your images will take on an almost magical luminescence. The ultra-hard scratch-resistant surface is waterproof/weatherproof and can be cleaned easily – just avoid direct sunlight. The prints are mounted on a floating mount for ease of hanging. These prints are shipped directly from a professional lab for lower shipping costs. 

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Lumachrome Museum Plus

Cantwell Glow print

The Lumachrome print is a three-part process, with a color transfer applied to a paper material, then covered with a 1/8-inch thick acrylic face. The acrylic is coated with a P99 Non-Glare UFA 95% UV protection surface. It also includes a 3mm Comatex protective backing for edge protection and a 3/4 inch floating frame* for hanging. The print is archival quality with a 120-year life. Prints are shipped directly from the lab for lower shipping. 

*Larger prints are backed with a Heavy Duty Roma rear frame.

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All Artist Prints are shipped via U.S. Postal Service. The method of shipping the Metal and Lumachrome prints is determined by the manufacturing lab. Tracking information is provided, where available, upon shipping.