- Original digital photograph
- Printed on archival lustre photo paper
- Matted in 4 ply acid-free conservation board
- Available mat color: Antique White
- Foam core backing, clear photography corners, clear plastic protective sleave
- 11x14 image =16x20 mat; fits any standard 16x20 frame
- Portrait orientation
Come Break the Fall
Come Break the Fall was taken as part of the Anthophilia series during the superbloom of 2020 on the Door County peninsula of Wisconsin, as summer gave way to a most spectacular autumn.
Anthophilia is the obsessive love of flowers and an anthopile is any creature who regularly visits them.
As the isolation continued from summer into the fall of 2020, I took long walks in the abundant meadows and natural spaces that decorate Door County, with my loyal and athletic partner, Peenut.
Sometimes you are just in the right place at the right time to witness something iconic, and with all the people tucked behind closed doors, the animals ventured a little futher, and spread the meadows until they exploded with every variety of field bloom. The pollinators, for a short time, had nature to themselves.
I fell in. I like the beetles, wasps, bumbles and aphids, became an anthopile.
This image was taken on the Ahnapee Trail, which is 48 miles long with terrain that is in constant flux from feild to forest to wetland. But as it happens, there is one length of the trail that is cut off from the rest that is only about 100 yard long. This small strip is lined with sky high reed on both sides.
The image was taken in the field and is a natural, no-cut vignette, no Common Reed were harmed in the making of this photograph because those things are super tenacious and I couldn't destroy one if I tried.